When people think about vaudeville today, they usually think of the novelty acts: the jugglers, contortionists, sister acts, whistlers and on and on. Occasionally we hear about the big-name stars such as Sophie Tucker and Eva Tanguay. But rarely do we consider the vaudeville song-pluggers, who were ubiquitous and whose role was of unparalleled importance in the lives and deaths of popular songs. Eddie Morton made a name for himself as a vaudevillian specialty act from about 1903 until 1910, but from 1911 through the rest of his career, he became one of the best-known and most effecive song pluggers in the business. He was in high demand from publishers who knew that in Eddie's hands, their song would become a hit. On Ed. Morton's "Bit ofRead more Broadway," the second volume of The Sound of Vaudeville, we chronicle the latter part of this enigmatic singer's career. With songs recorded from 1911 through 1917 and featuring a 28-page full-color booklet and detailed original research by Ryan Barna, this is an essential CD for all lovers of show business and early-century songcraft.
1. What's the Matter with Father?
2. Play That Barbershop Chord
3. That Peculiar Rag
4. The Oceana Roll
5. You Can Lead a Mule to Water, but You Can't Make Him Drink
6. They're All Good American Names
7. Bill from Louisville
8. Nothing to Do Till Tomorrow
9. The Trolley Car Swing
10. The Last Shot Got Him (The Great Bloo-ie Song)
11. Beans! Beans!! Beans!!!
12. There's Lots of Stations on My Railroad Track
13. I've Got You, Steve!
14. Somebody Else Is Gettin' It
15. Waiting for Me
16. They've Got Me Doing It Now
17. Noodle Soup Rag
18. Ever Since You Told Me that You Loved Me (I'm a Nut! I'm a Nut!)
19. What Do You Mean, You Lost Your Dog?
20. Isch-Ka-Bibble (I Should Worry)
21. I'm Crying Just for You
22. While They Were Dancing Around
23. He's a Devil in His Own Home Town
24. Goodbye Broadway
25. You're Here and I'm Here
26. Just a Little Bit of Monkey Left in You and Me
27. Come Out of the Kitchen, Mary Ann Read less