Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees: 1928-1930

Description

Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees: 1928-1930

The selections on this CD by Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees represent a period in American popular music that has been all but forgotten. In fact, they present Rudy Vallee in a style that made him an overnight sensation on early radio broadcasts, but later on in his long career he chose to ignore. The Connecticut Yankees was a small band, usually only eight men, but it managed to achieve a characteristic sound, and on early radio broadcasts was just as important in building Vallee?s popularity as his singing. These recordings are notable for another Vallee talent, generally overlooked but exceedingly important in the early years – the ability to pick tunes that were best suited, not only to his singing, but to the over-all image he carefully cultivated of the kid-next-door: the friendly, unassuming, college boy striving for recognition. In the process, he succeeded in promoting a number of quality tunes into hits and helped to create a market for superior songs that, in itself, was unique to the period.

Song List

  1. Heigh-Ho, Everybody, Heigh-Ho (Theme by Harry Woods) 52521-2 / 22029 / 3 Jun 1929
  2. Deep Night (Vallee-Charles Henderson) 49925-2 / 21868 / 6 Feb 1929
  3. Lover, Come Back to Me (Romberg-Hammerstein II) 49718-3 / 21880 / 12 Feb 1929
  4. Outside (Frank Flynn) 147906-2 / 1857-V / 31 Jan 1929
  5. I’m Just a Vagabond Lover (Vallee-Zimmerman) 51108-3 / 21967 / 1 Apr 1929
  6. Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love) (Cole Porter) 147418-3 / 1808-V / 12 Dec 1928
  7. St. Louis Blues (W.C. Handy) 58590-2 / 22321 / 19 Feb 1930
  8. Miss You (Charles, Henry, Harry Tobias) 53542-4 / 22029 / 5 Jun 1929
  9. The One in the World (Little-Eckersley-Corvino) 51665-1 / 21998 / 29 Apr 1929
  10. Honey (Simons-Gillespie-Whiting) 49930-2 / 21869 / 7 Feb 1929
  11. The One That I Love Loves Me (Turk-Ahlert) 51109-2 / 21963 / 1 Apr 1929
  12. If I Had a Girl Like You (Louis W. McDermott) 59771-3 / 22419/ 30 Apr 1930
  13. If You Were The Only Girl In the World (And I Were The Only Boy)
    (Clifford Gray-Nat Ayer) 57138-6 / 22227 / 19 Nov 1929
  14. S’posin’ (Razaf-Denniker) 51666-2 / 21998 / 29 Apr 1929
  15. I’m Still Caring (Vallee-Klenner) 50762-2 / 21967 / 15 Mar 1929
  16. Stein Song (Fented-Colcord-Vallee) 58653-3 / 22321 / 10 Feb 1930
  17. Reminiscing (Edgar Leslie-Harry Warren) 59677-5 / 22412 / 16 Apr 1930
  18. The Song Without a Name (Benee Russell) 59772-2 / 22435 / 30 Apr 1930
  19. On the Alamo (Gus Kahn-Isham Jones) 50761-4 / 22084 / 5 Apr 1929
  20. Me Queres? (Cobian-Sepulveda-Vallee) 51127-1 / 22084 / 5 Apr 1929
  21. A Little Kiss Each Morning (A Little Kiss Each Night) (Harry Woods) 57124-5 / 22193 Nov 1929
  22. Kitty From Kansas City (Rose-Bronson-Vallee) 59679-6 / 22419 / 30 Apr 1930
  23. I’ll Be Reminded of You (Ed Heyman-Ken Smith) 57125-1 / 22193 / 28 Oct 1929