31/12/2009

The Beatles: Ain't She Sweet (31/12/2009)

Wishing you all a happiest New Year 2010.***Recorded by The Beatles in Germany on 23.06.1961 with Pete Best on drums at Harburg Friedrich Ebert Halle in Hamburg, 136, Reeperbahn, Sankt Pauli part [prod. under the auspices of orchestra leader Bert Kaempfert] and released by (German/UK) Polydor (NH 52317) on 29/05/64-US ATCO single also released on May 29, 1964 - US #22 on 08/22/1964-in England #29 on 27.06.1964) ! ***Here are the origins of Ain't She Sweet ? : Florenz Ziegfeld's musical Kid Boots opened at the Earl Carroll Theater, NYC on 12/31/1923 starring i.a. Eddie Cantor. However no Ain't She Sweet ? on the horizon (2 songs only, the rest of the recorded material would be considered stand-up comedy)*** First revived in an early January 1927 recording as a piano tune in something of a relaxed mood by Frank Banta (Victor [Orthophonic Records] 20610) followed by Harry Richman [Brunswick 3435, 01/27/1927, music composed by Milton Ager in 1926 as well and just before the first vocal version of that year (lyrics by Jack Yellen in 1926.)***The song was copyrighted and published in January 1927.***Recorded in 1927 by Ben Bernie's Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra, vocals by Scrappy Lambert & Billy Hilpot [US #1] and issued on Brunswick 3444 on 01/28/1927 ! (also recorded-only-by Lou Gold & His Orchestra on 01/17/1927 [issued on Gennett X0461 in the late January or a little bit later.]***Ben Bernie aka Bernard Anzelevitz was born May 30, 1891, Bayonne, NJ and died on Oct. 23, 1943.***Eddie Cantor (again) : in a screen version of "Kid Boots" for Paramount released in October 1926. ger - uk polydor nh 52317 - 29 05 1964,kid boots - eddie cantor - ben bernie,frank banta - harry richman - 01-1927,earl carroll theater - new york city,hamburg-harburger friedrich ebert halle,the beatles in hamburg area - sankt pauliger - uk polydor nh 52317 - 29 05 1964,kid boots - eddie cantor - ben bernie,frank banta - harry richman - 01-1927,earl carroll theater - new york city,hamburg-harburger friedrich ebert halle,the beatles in hamburg area - sankt paulihttp://youtu.be/B0nGbXupxY0