Wait 'Till the Sun Shines, Nellie
"Wait'Till the Sun Shines, Nellie" is a 1905 popular song with music written by Harry Von Tilzer and lyrics by Andrew B. Sterling. "Wait'Till the Sun Shines, Nellie" was written by Harry Von Tilzer for his cousin Nellie Hyman. The Von Tilzer brothers were Jewish musicians and they changed their names to sound more hip, but they stayed in touch with their family and Harry wrote this song for his cousin Nellie. The Von Tilzer brothers used to sing it to her, years latter it became quite a famous song. Nellie was born in Indiana, her family moved to in Louisville, before they moved out west to Long Beach, California. There, Nellie's daughter, Rena Cowan, wrote the Lyrics for the 1968 single "Here I Am Again, Alone", under the name Renee Cowan, with music and vocals by Bob Gaynor. I'm not sure how popular this song was but i know someone cut a 45 record that I have seen copies of. I know this song was copyrighted in 1967 and listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries: Third series, 1968. Mrs. Nellie Hyman died on October 6th, 1962.
She is buried at ` Home of Peace Mausoleum' on Venice Blvd. in California. "Wait'Till the Sun Shines, Nellie" has been recorded many times and is now considered a pop standard. The first recorded versions were by Byron G. Harlan, Harry Tally. Bing Crosby and Mary Martin sang it in the 1941 film Birth of the Blues and recorded it for Decca Records on March 13, 1942. Harry James recorded a version in 1941 on Columbia 36466. In a long-standing tradition, floor traders at the New York Stock Exchange sing this song on the last trading day of every year and on Christmas Eve; the song has been the stock exchange anthem at least back as far as 1934. It is a popular song in barbershop music, it appeared as a country music hit, as performed by the Golden Memory Boys in the summer of 1940. In the months before his death in 1959, Buddy Holly made a recording of "Wait'Till the Sun Shines, Nellie", other songs now called the "Apartment Tapes", which he was making as notes for himself whilst chilling in his living room at his home in New York City.
Nowadays this cover of "Wait'Till the Sun Shines, Nellie" that Buddy Holly demo'ed in his apartment is the at the top of searches on Youtube for this song title. His original recording by himself on guitar can be found; the released version, remixed with added'backup singers' and instruments is easy to find and its a longer version. A sample of the song appears on the Roger Waters album Amused to Death, at the end of the track "What God Wants"; the song found ideal for the purpose of evoking a period flavor. 1941 Birth of the Blues 1941 The Strawberry Blonde 1947 I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now - sung on stage by a quartet 1949 In the Good Old Summertime - sung by George Boyce, Eddie Jackson, Joe Niemeyer, Charles Smith 1950 Father Is a Bachelor 1952 Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie 2013 The Pink Marble Egg - sung by Jonathan King Wait'Till the Sun Shines, Nellie on National Public Radio
In My Merry Oldsmobile
"In My Merry Oldsmobile" is a popular song from 1905, with music by Gus Edwards and lyrics by Vincent P. Bryan; the song's chorus is one of the most enduring automobile-oriented songs. The verses, which are suggestive tell of a couple who court and fall in love during a trip with a new Oldsmobile. Oldsmobile Division of General Motors used the song, with altered lyrics, for several decades as a marketing jingle; the song was featured in the 1931 Fleischer Studios animated short In My Merry Automobile as a "follow the bouncing ball" sing-along feature. The short, directed by Jimmy Culhane, was produced "by arrangement and in cooperation with" the Olds Motor Works. Bing Crosby featured the song in his film The Star Maker in 1939 and recorded the song for Decca Records on June 30, 1939."In My Merry Oldsmobile" was used by Carl Stalling, long-time music director for Warner Bros. cartoons when references to automobiles or driving were made. "In My Merry Oldsmobile" is one of the songs played on Main Street USA in Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom.
It was sung in episode The Best Of Enemies of M*A*S*H by Hawkeye Pierce while driving a Jeep in Korea. The song was featured in the Broadway musical “Tintypes” Tintypes. "In My Merry Oldsmobile" is one of the songs sung by the BonziBuddy software application. In the song "Lord, Mr. Ford" on the 1979 album Matchbox by British rockabilly band Matchbox, they cover Jerry Reed's 1973 original, the line "Come away with me, Lucille" is repeated several times, with the addition, at the end of the song, of the line "In my smoking choking automobile." The name Lucille hit its highest number in the US register of 1902. Oldsmobile sponsored several TV shows starring Patti Page in the 1950s, including The Patti Page Show from 1955–56, The Big Record from 1957-58 and The Oldsmobile Show starring Patti Page from 1958-59. "In My Merry Oldsmobile" was used as the theme song on every telecast, Page sang some form of it with new lyrics. On some of the programs, the musical commercial segments were performed by Bill Hayes and Florence Henderson.
It was used as the opening and closing theme on Techdirt's Podcast Episode 28: Is Car Ownership On The Way Out? The words, as sung by Billy Murray, are as follows: Verse 1 Young Johnny Steele has an Oldsmobile He loves his dear little girl She is the queen of his gas machine She has his heart in a whirlNow when they go for a spin, you know, She tries to learn the auto, so He lets her steer, while he gets her ear And whispers soft and low... Verse 2 They love to "spark" in the dark old park As they go flying along She says she knows why the motor goes The "sparker" is awfully strongEach day they "spoon" to the engine's tune Their honeymoon will happen soon He'll win Lucille with his Oldsmobile And he'll fondly croon... Chorus Come away with me, Lucille In my merry Oldsmobile Down the road of life we'll fly Automobubbling, you and ITo the church we'll swiftly steal Then our wedding bells will peal You can go as far as you like with me In my merry Oldsmobile. An early Billy Murray recordingMurray revived the old song for a "follow the bouncing ball" cartoon in the 1930s.
In My Merry Oldsmobile at Internet Archive
Leeds Talk-O-Phone was a record label, producing cylinders from 1894 to 1903 and single-sided lateral-cut disc gramophone records in the United States of America from about 1902 to 1909. Leeds Records were produced by the Talk-O-Phone Company of Toledo, owned by Wynant van Zant Pierce Bradley and Albert Irish. Talk-O-Phone produced disc phonographs similar to the earliest "Victor" machines of the Victor Talking Machine Company; some Leeds Records were unauthorized dubs of recordings made in other countries, a practice that slipped through a legal loophole at the time when international copyrights on recorded sound was poorly regulated. Some printed speculation about this obscure early record label has alleged that all Leeds material was either leased or pirated from other companies, but this was not the case; some Leeds records were recorded for Leeds, as can be confirmed by the spoken announcements at the beginning of the records. There was, however, an artist dishonesty incident in the late 1890s with Russell Hunting.
Leeds had Hunting record a specialty of his called "Cohen at the Telephone". He was paid $5 per "round", as pantographic duplication yielded about 100 acceptable duplicates of a cylinder. At the end of the fourth round he saw a man carting 24 recordings of his "Cohen at the Telephone" away at the end of the studio. Hunting accused Leeds of attempting to defraud him. Leeds Talk-O-Phone, according to Hunting, made good upon being threatened with exposure. A few Vaudeville stars of some note recorded including Byron G. Harlan; the audio fidelity of original Leeds recordings is about comparable to Victor or Columbia Records discs of some 5 years earlier. The most notable feature of early Leeds records are the labels at the center of the discs, some of the most elaborate and beautiful to grace phonograph records; the labels are coated in embossed gold foil in high relief, with a trio of angels flying in clouds beside "LEEDS TALK-O-PHONE RECORDS" in elaborate flowing lettering. The lower portion of the label shows the record number, song title, artist, in much more plain type.
The whole is surrounded by a floral border. In the early 20th century, the quality of Leeds records improved. Leeds records were issued under the rare "Century" label, the "Sir Henri" label, the "Imperial" label, many others. None of these labels credited Leeds as the manufacturer as Leeds was in court for infringing some patent, etc. In 1905, Leeds was rumored to have begun plans for returning to producing cylinders, sending Edison investigators scattering about. Leeds made its last known cylinders in brown wax. Columbia made molded brown waxes at this time and introduced black waxes in 1903; this stopped Leeds cylinder production. If Leeds did resume cylinder production in 1905, the cylinders would have to have been molded black waxes or they would not have survived on the market if they were brown. Columbia stopped brown wax molding in 1904, thus eliminating any niche competition for Leeds brown waxes. No supposed Leeds cylinders from ca. 1905 do any Leeds cylinder catalogs. In April 1909 Victor triumphed in a lawsuit for patent infringement, Leeds Records and Talk-O-Phone went out of business.
Walcutt and Leeds List of record labels
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Kansas is a U. S. state in the Midwestern United States. Its capital is Topeka and its largest city is Wichita, with its most populated county being Johnson County. Kansas is bordered by Nebraska on the north. Kansas is named after the Kansa Native American tribe; the tribe's name is said to mean "people of the wind" although this was not the term's original meaning. For thousands of years, what is now Kansas was home to diverse Native American tribes. Tribes in the eastern part of the state lived in villages along the river valleys. Tribes in the western part of the state were semi-nomadic and hunted large herds of bison. Kansas was first settled by European Americans in 1827 with the establishment of Fort Leavenworth; the pace of settlement accelerated in the 1850s, in the midst of political wars over the slavery debate. When it was opened to settlement by the U. S. government in 1854 with the Kansas–Nebraska Act, abolitionist Free-Staters from New England and pro-slavery settlers from neighboring Missouri rushed to the territory to determine whether Kansas would become a free state or a slave state.
Thus, the area was a hotbed of violence and chaos in its early days as these forces collided, was known as Bleeding Kansas. The abolitionists prevailed, on January 29, 1861, Kansas entered the Union as a free state. By 2015, Kansas was one of the most productive agricultural states, producing high yields of wheat, corn and soybeans. Kansas, which has an area of 82,278 square miles is the 15th-largest state by area and is the 34th most-populous of the 50 states with a population of 2,911,505. Residents of Kansas are called Kansans. Mount Sunflower is Kansas's highest point at 4,041 feet. For a millennium, the land, Kansas was inhabited by Native Americans; the first European to set foot in present-day Kansas was the Spanish conquistador Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, who explored the area in 1541. In 1803, most of modern Kansas was acquired by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase. Southwest Kansas, was still a part of Spain and the Republic of Texas until the conclusion of the Mexican–American War in 1848, when these lands were ceded to the United States.
From 1812 to 1821, Kansas was part of the Missouri Territory. The Santa Fe Trail traversed Kansas from 1821 to 1880, transporting manufactured goods from Missouri and silver and furs from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Wagon ruts from the trail are still visible in the prairie today. In 1827, Fort Leavenworth became the first permanent settlement of white Americans in the future state; the Kansas–Nebraska Act became law on May 30, 1854, establishing Nebraska Territory and Kansas Territory, opening the area to broader settlement by whites. Kansas Territory stretched all the way to the Continental Divide and included the sites of present-day Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo. Missouri and Arkansas sent settlers into Kansas all along its eastern border; these settlers attempted to sway votes in favor of slavery. The secondary settlement of Americans in Kansas Territory were abolitionists from Massachusetts and other Free-Staters, who attempted to stop the spread of slavery from neighboring Missouri. Directly presaging the American Civil War, these forces collided, entering into skirmishes that earned the territory the name of Bleeding Kansas.
Kansas was admitted to the Union as a free state on January 29, 1861, making it the 34th state to join the United States. By that time the violence in Kansas had subsided, but during the Civil War, on August 21, 1863, William Quantrill led several hundred men on a raid into Lawrence, destroying much of the city and killing nearly 200 people, he was roundly condemned by both the conventional Confederate military and the partisan rangers commissioned by the Missouri legislature. His application to that body for a commission was flatly rejected due to his pre-war criminal record. After the Civil War, many veterans constructed homesteads in Kansas. Many African Americans looked to Kansas as the land of "John Brown" and, led by freedmen like Benjamin "Pap" Singleton, began establishing black colonies in the state. Leaving southern states in the late 1870s because of increasing discrimination, they became known as Exodusters. At the same time, the Chisholm Trail was opened and the Wild West-era commenced in Kansas.
Wild Bill Hickok was a marshal at Hays and Abilene. Dodge City was another wild cowboy town, both Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp worked as lawmen in the town. In one year alone, eight million head of cattle from Texas boarded trains in Dodge City bound for the East, earning Dodge the nickname "Queen of the Cowtowns." In response to demands of Methodists and other evangelical Protestants, in 1881 Kansas became the first U. S. state to adopt a constitutional amendment prohibiting all alcoholic beverages, repealed in 1948. Kansas is bordered by Nebraska on the north; the state is divided into 105 counties with 628 cities, is located equidistant from the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The geographic center of the 48 contiguous states is in Smith County near Lebanon; until 1989, the Meades Ranch Triangulation Station in Osborne County was the geodetic center of North America: the central reference point for all maps of North America. The geographic center of Kansas is in Barton County. Kansas is underlain by a sequence of horizontal to westward dipping sedimentary rocks.
A sequence of Mississippian and Permian rocks outcrop in the eastern and southern part of the state
Alexander's Ragtime Band
"Alexander's Ragtime Band" is a song by Irving Berlin. It was his first major hit, in 1911, it might be regarded as a sequel to "Alexander and His Clarinet," which Berlin wrote with Ted Snyder in 1910. The earlier song is concerned with a reconciliation between Alexander Adams and Eliza Johnson, but highlights Alexander's novel musical style, it is believed by some, that Berlin was writing about a real band and bandleader, who were popular at the time in New Orleans, was known as Alexander's Ragtime Band, after its leader, Alexander Joseph Watzke. From 1904 to 1911 or this band was one of the most popular white ragtime and jazz bands in New Orleans. Both songs employ certain word choices and nonstandard usage in the lyrics to indicate to the audiences of the time that the characters of the song should be understood to be African-American; the sheet music cover however shows the musicians as being white, as Alexander Watzke's band was. Furthermore, when the song became the basis for a movie, the band leader and members were depicted as white, although the real name and city were inexplicably changed.
The often-omitted second verse describes Alexander's band's nonstandard use of traditional instruments: There's a fiddle with notes that screeches Like a chicken, like a chicken, And the clarinet is a colored petIn fact, Alexander Watzke the bandleader did play the fiddle, or the bass viol, there was always at least one clarinet player in the band, oftentimes Larry Shields. There is some evidence, although inconclusive, that Berlin borrowed the melody from a draft of "A Real Slow Drag" by Scott Joplin, submitted to a publisher. Vaudeville singer Emma Carus, famed for her "female baritone", is said to have been responsible for introducing the song in Chicago and helping contribute to its immense popularity, is credited on the cover of the sheet music, it became identified with her, soon worked its way back to New York where Al Jolson began to perform it. The song has been recorded by many artists, including Byron G. Harlan & Arthur Collins, Victor Military Band, Ted Lewis & his band, Boswell Sisters, The Andrews Sisters, Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Johnnie Ray, Bee Gees, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, George Formby, Judy Garland, Al Jolson, Billy Murray, Liza Minnelli, Sid Phillips, Don Patterson & Sonny Stitt, Sarah Vaughan & Billy Eckstine, Jorgen Ingmann, Bessie Smith and Julie Andrews.
The song had a presence on the charts for five straight decades. According to Newsweek magazine: Four different versions of the tune charted at # 1, # 2, # 3 and # 4 in 1911 including one by Arthur Collins which stayed at number one for 10 weeks. Bessie Smith's version made the top 20 in 1927. Louis Armstrong made the top 20 with it in 1937. A duet by Bing Crosby and Connee Boswell hit #1 in 1938. Johnny Mercer charted a swing version in 1945. Bing Crosby recorded another duet version on March 25, 1947, hit the top-20 in 1947 with Al Jolson. Nellie Lutcher put it on the R&B charts in 1948. Bob Wills put it on w charts in the same decade. Donald O'Connor sang it on the silver screen in 20th Century Fox's musical There's No Business Like Show Business in 1954. Johnnie Ray recorded his version in 1954. Ella Fitzgerald scored with it in 1958, received a Grammy for her Irving Berlin anthology in 1959. Ray Charles recorded it in 1959 for his album The Genius of Ray Charles. Dick and Dee Dee released a version of the song in Love.
Judy Garland performed it in the opening of the fourth episode of The Judy Garland Show in 1963. Chet Atkins released it on his Our Man in Nashville album in 1963; the Grateful Dead refer to it in the lyrics of "Ramble On Rose". The tune of the song was played in 1930 Oswald the Lucky Rabbit film. A 1938 film of the same name was loosely based on the song; the song is referenced in the Emerson and Palmer song "Karn Evil 9". A version of the song set to a disco beat was recorded by Ethel Merman for her infamous Ethel Merman Disco Album in 1979. A snippet of the chorus of "Alexander's Ragtime Band" can be heard toward the end of Taco's cover of another Irving Berlin song, "Puttin' on the Ritz", released in 1982; the song was used in Tennessee politics by Lamar Alexander, a trained pianist, Governor of Tennessee and U. S. Senator, who performed the song for campaign events, including during his 1996 run for the Republican presidential nomination. An Edmonton, Alberta politician surnamed Alexander, is known to have created a Dixieland band that would play this tune at his campaign events, in his successful bid for election to the Canadian Parliament as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party.
In the 1945 film It's a Wonderful Life. The song was in the White Star Line Songbook on board the R. M. S. Titanic and was played in the 1st Class Lounge early on in the sinking; this is portrayed in Titanic. The Georgia Tech Pep Band plays the song before women's home basketball games. In 1998, this song was added in Kidsongs Adventures in Biggleland: Meet the Biggles. Liza Minnelli opens her concerts with the song; the theme song of the original game of the Leisure Suit Larry franchise was inspired by an NPR story in 1987 on Alexander's Rag Time Band according to Al Lowe, the creator of the game. Ragtime List of pre-1920 jazz standards "Alexander's Ragtime Band" performed by Billy Murray "Alexander's Ragtime Band" from Histo