Saturday

JULY 9TH


BIRTHDAYS


1906
Joe Darensbourg, Clarinet
b. Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
d. 1985.
Joe Darensbourg (July 9,1906May 24, 1985) was an American New Orleans based jazz clarinetist and saxophonist notable for his work with Buddy Petit,Jelly Roll Morton, Charlie Creath, Fate Marable,Andy Kirk, Johnny Wittwer,Kid Ory, Wingy Manone, Joe Liggins and Louis Armstrong.



1894
Anna Fougez
Italian Actress, writer and singer
Maria Annina Laganà Pappacena, best known as Anna Fougez (9 July 1894 – 11 September 1966) was an Italian actress and singer.

Born in Taranto, at 6 years old Pappacena became orphan of both her parents, and was adopted by her aunt. She was a child prodigy, debuting as a café-chantant singer aged eight, and at 9 years old she was already a star, performing as a canzone napoletana singer in Milan, Paris and Naples. She adopted her stage name as a tribute to French singer Eugénie Fougère.

While at that time the success of variety artists was in general short and ephemeral, Fougez was a real diva for several decades, and was the most paid Italian artist of her time. Reasons for her ensuring success include her ability in choosing her repertoire and adapting it to her figure, her peculiar beauty, more elegant and very different from the other actresses of her time, her ability to readily interact with the audience, and her particular costumes, which she mostly drew by herself, and which influenced the Italian fashion of the time. She was also in good relations with Fascism, and shortly before the March on Rome composed and performed in front of Benito Mussolini the song "Fox-trot di Mussolini".


Between the second half of the 1910s and the early 1920s Fougez starred in a number of silent films of good success. In 1928, together with her second husband, the French dancer René Thano, she started her own revue company, "Grande rivista italiana". In 1931, she wrote her memoirs, Il mondo parla ed io passo (i.e. "The world speaks and I pass"). In 1940, still famous, she eventually retired from showbusiness.


Anna Fougez



1916
Joe Liggins
b. Guthrie, OK, USA
d. , 1987, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
After attempting to learn various brass instruments, Joe settled down to study musical composition and piano arrangement. After moving to California, he began writing for, and playing with local bands, graduating in the 1940s to the respected units of Cee Pee Johnson and Sammy Franklin. He was working with the latter when, in 1945, he left to form his own group, the Honeydrippers. 'Joe Liggins And His Honeydrippers' first recorded for Exclusive, with whom they had 10 hits between 1945 and 1949 - including the huge crossover hits "The Honeydripper", and "I've Got A Right To Cry".
In 1950, he followed his brother Jimmy, to Specialty Records where the hits continued with "Rag Mop" and the hugely successful "Pink Champagne' ( Billboard"s number 1 blues record of the year). Leaving Specialty in 1954, Liggins went briefly to Mercury (1954). In 1956, he was with Aladdin Records, before returning to Mercury to record an album in 1962. Later singles appeared on tiny independents such as his own Honeydripper label and Jimmy Liggins' Duplex Records, and he was enjoying something of a renaissance at the time of his death Nobody's Sweetheart Now in 1987.

1915
June Richmond, Vocal
b. Chicago, IL, USA. d. 1962.
Biography by ~ Scott Yanow
June Richmond became one of the very first black singers to be featured regularly with a white band when she performed with Jimmy Dorsey's Orchestra in 1938. An enthusiastic vocalist who was excellent on blues but also effective on ballads, Richmond was a popular attraction during the swing era although never a major name. She worked with Les Hite early on in California, toured with Dorsey, was with Cab Calloway (1938) and then became best-known for her association with Andy Kirk's Orchestra during 1939-42. She became a solo act after leaving Kirk and then from 1948 on mostly worked in Europe, at first based in France and then later on in Scandinavia. June Richmond died of a heart attack at the age of 47. Her only recordings as a leader were four numbers in 1951 with Svend Asmussen and four selections with the Quincy Jones Orchestra in 1957.


1917
Ted Steele, Bandleader/lyricist
b. Hartford CT, USA. d. Oct. 15, 1985 USA.






Notable Events Occurring
On This Date Include:

1982.
Wingy Manone, trumpet
died in Las Vegas, NV, USA.
Age: 82
Songs Recorded/Released
On This Date Include:


1917



Earl Fuller's Rector Novelty Orchestra
  • Castle Valse Classique
  • One Fleeting Hour (Introducing: "My Dreams")

1920


Art Hickman and his Orchestra
  • La Veeda

Art Hickman and his Orchestra - Tell Me, Little Gypsy (Introducing: "Bells" from Ziefeld Follies of 1920)


1924



The Virginians
  • Superstitious Blues

Red Mckenzie and his Mound City Blue Blowers - Barb Wire Blues


1925




Busse's Buzzards - Deep Elm (You Tell 'Em I'm Blue)


1926




Margaret Johnson accompanied by the Black and Blue Trio - Folks In New York City Ain't Like Folks Down South



Paul Ash and his Orchestra - Her Beaus Are Only Rainbows





Jack Hylton's Kit-Cat Band - Adorable
  • What Good Is "Good Morning" ?


Harry Reser and his Orchestra - How Could Red Riding Hood ?


Harry Reser and his Orchestra - Lo-Do-De-O


Ben Selvin and his Orchestra - Baby Face


1927


Black Birds Of Paradise - Bugahoma Blues
  • Muddy Water
  • Sugar!
  • Tishomingo Blues

1929




The Cotton Pickers - He's A Good Man To Have Around

1935


Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra
Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra - Ain't Misbehavin' - Vocal refrain by Jack Teagarden 

1938



Eddie Peabody
  • Strike Up The Band

LYRICS:


MOANIN' LOW
~(Howard Dietz / Ralph Rainger)

I feel too bad
I’m feeling mighty sick and sore
So bad I feel
I said I’m feeling sick and sore
And so afraid
My man don’t love me no more
Moanin’ low
My sweet man I love him so
Though he’s mean as can be
He’s the kind of man
Who needs the kind of woman like me
I wanna die
If sweet man should pass me by
If I doubt where he’d be
He’s the kind of man
Who needs the kind of woman like me
Don’t know any reason why he treats me so poorly
What have I gone and done
Makes my trouble double
With these worries when surely
I ain’t deservin’ it none
Moanin’ low
My sweet man is gonna go
When he goes oh lordy
He’s the kind of man
Who needs the kind of woman like me
Don’t know any reason why he treats me so coolly
What have I gone and done
He makes my trouble double
With these worries when surely
I ain’t deserving enough
Moanin’ low
My sweet man is gonna go
When he goes oh lordy
He’s the kind of man
Who needs the kind of a woman like me.


Nobody's Sweetheart Now
~Words and Music by Gus Kahn, Ernie Erdman, Billy Meyers, Elmer Schoebel - 1924
Verse:
You were ev -'ry -bod -y's sweet -heart,
Not so long a -go,
And in our home town, each boy a -round,
Longed to be your beau.
But things are dif -f'rent to -day,
I'm might -y sor -ry to say:
Chorus:
You're No -bod -y's Sweet -heart now.
They don't bab -y you some -how,
Fan -cy hose, sil -ken gown
You'd be out of place in your own home town,
When you walk down the ave -e -nue,
I just can't be -lieve that it's you.
Paint -ed lips, Paint -ed eyes,
Wear -ing a Bird of Par -a -dise.
It all seems wrong some -how,
That you're No -bod -y's Sweet -heart now.


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