Upload

Loading icon Loading...

This video is unavailable.

Sophie Tucker - Some Of These Days (1927)

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to like bsgs98's video.

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to dislike bsgs98's video.

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to add bsgs98's video to your playlist.

Uploaded on Feb 25, 2009

"SOME OF THESE DAYS"
Sophie Tucker
Composed by Shelton Brooks
Accompanied by Ted Shapiro, piano and unknown musicians
Recorded September 2, 1927
Okeh unissued mx 81305-A

This particular version of her theme song was released for the first time some 30 years after it was recorded in 1927 on Columbia's LP archive series "The Original Sound of the 20s."

Sophie narrates the first part of the verse and tells how this trademark song describes the story of her life. She then finishes off this demonstration of sheer power with a full-voice chorus in the typical Tucker tradition.

"Some of These Days" was Sophie Tucker's biggest hit, but she almost missed it. One day in Chicago, Tucker's maid took her to task: "See here, young lady," the servant said, "since when are you so important that you can't hear a song by a colored writer? Here's this boy, Shelton Brooks, hanging around, waiting, like a dog with his tongue hanging out, for you to hear his song." Tucker listened, and liked what she heard—as did audiences who kept demanding this song from her for the next half century. [Ted Gioia, Jazz.com]

  • Category

  • License

    Standard YouTube License

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Ratings have been disabled for this video.
Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.

Loading icon Loading...

Loading...
Working...
to add this to Watch Later

Add to