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Chapter 11: Hello Ma Baby

Showtunes, music hall & ballads

When musical recordings were still a novelty, the average person still thought of music largely as an event you’d go out to see, in music halls, vaudeville shows or operas. As a result, the earliest recorded music often has a real ‘Let’s put on a show!’ quality, made by polished stage entertainers who just want to dazzle you. This collection features warbling ballads, weird comedy routines, and a Sol Ho’opi’i steel guitar solo pulled off with true showman’s flair.
1. Don Meehan

Hello My Baby

2. Larry Clinton and His Orchestra

Heart and Soul

3. Dinah Shore

They Didn't Believe Me

4. Connee Boswell

Blue Moon*

5. Harry Champion

Ginger You're Barmy!

6. Fats Waller

Ain't Misbehavin'

7. Edith Piaf

La Vie En Rose

8. Sol Ho'opii

Hula Girl

9. Jo Stafford

Black Is The Colour*

10. Vera Lynn

We'll Meet Again

*Not on Spotify