Marion Harris Look For the Silver Lining
- Released: March 6, 2006
- Label: Asv Living Era
- 1.Look for the Silver Lining
- 2.They Go Wild, Simply Wild, Over Me
- 3.Everybody's Crazy 'Bout the Doggone Blues, But I'm Happy
- 4.After You've Gone
- 5.A Good Man Is Hard to Find
- 6.Jazz Baby
- 7.Left All Alone Again Blues
- 8.St. Louis Blues
- 9.I Ain't Got Nobody
- 10.Sweet Papa, Your Mama's Getting Mad
- 11.I'm Nobody's Baby
- 12.Some Sunny Day
- 13.Nobody Lied When They Said That I Cried Over You
- 14.I'm Just Wild About Harry
- 15.Blue and Broken Hearted
- 16.Carolina in the Morning
- 17.Aggravatin' Papa, Don't You Try to Two-Time Me
- 18.It Had to Be You
- 19.How Come You Do Me Like You Do?
- 20.Somebody Loves Me
- 21.Tea for Two
- 22.I'll See You in My Dreams
- 23.The Man I Love
- 24.My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes
- 25.Oo-Oo-Ooh! Honey, What You Do to Me
Personnel: Nick Lucas (guitar); Harry Reser (banjo); Paul Biese (saxophone); Phil Ohman (piano).
Audio Remasterer: Martin Haskell.
Liner Note Author: Richard Ouzounian.
Recording information: Camden, NJ (07/05/1917-03/29/1934); Chicago, IL (07/05/1917-03/29/1934); London, England (07/05/1917-03/29/1934); New York, NY (07/05/1917-03/29/1934).
Director: Leroy Shield.
Though largely forgotten by all but nostalgia buffs, Marion Harris was one of the most popular singers of the 1920s, specializing in a brand of cleaned-up blues that catered to a Tin Pan Alley sensibility. Living Era's 2006 compilation LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING is arranged chronologically, giving a full picture of Harris's career. In a style that bridges blues with vaudeville and commercial appeal, Harris tackles classics like "St. Louis Blues," "It Had to Be You," "Tea for Two," and "The Man I Love." This set is a must for fans of old-school pop vocals.
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