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Annette Hanshaw

Catherine Annette Hanshaw (October 18, 1901 – March 13, 1985) was an American Jazz Age singer. She was one of the most popular radio stars of the 1930s. Over four million of her records had been sold by 1934.

In her ten-year recording career, she recorded about 250 sides. In a 1934 poll conducted by Radio Stars magazine, she received the title of best female popular singer (Bing Crosby was voted the best male popular singer). Second place went to Ethel Shutta, third place went to Ruth Etting, and fourth place went to Kate Smith.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 18th, 1901 (Manhattan), Died March 13th, 1985 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 146432 10-in. 6/12/1928 Was it a dream? Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio ; Annette Hanshaw Instrumental trio, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia 146433 10-in. 6/12/1928 For old times' sake Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio ; Annette Hanshaw Instrumental trio, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W146450 10-in. 6/14/1928 Get out and get under the moon Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano vocalist  
Columbia 146791 10-in. 7/24/1928 I can't give you anything but love Annette Hanshaw and her Sizzlin' Syncopators Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia 146792 10-in. 7/24/1928 I must have that man! Annette Hanshaw and her Sizzlin' Syncopators Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia [W]146833 10-in. 8/10/1928 Get out and get under the moon Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio ; Annette Hanshaw Instrumental trio (Hawaiian), with female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]146834 10-in. 8/10/1928 Lonely nights in Hawaii Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio ; Annette Hanshaw Instrumental trio (Hawaiian), with female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]146920 10-in. 8/31/1928 Chiquita Gay Ellis ; Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian), with female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]146921 10-in. 8/31/1928 Maui girl Gay Ellis ; Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian), with female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]146993 10-in. 9/13/1928 That's just my way of forgetting you Gay Ellis ; University Six Female vocal solo, with instrumental sextet vocalist  
Columbia [W]146994 10-in. 9/13/1928 High up on a hill-top Gay Ellis ; University Six Female vocal solo, with instrumental sextet vocalist  
Columbia [W]147153 10-in. 10/19/1928 If you want the rainbow (You must have the rain) Gay Ellis and her Novelty Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia [W]147154 10-in. 10/19/1928 My blackbirds are bluebirds now Gay Ellis and her Novelty Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia [W]147451 10-in. 11/8/1928 You're the cream in my coffee Gay Ellis and her Novelty Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia [W]147452 10-in. 11/8/1928 My inspiration is you Gay Ellis and her Novelty Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia [W]147453 10-in. 11/9/1928 Sonny boy Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio ; Annette Hanshaw Instrumental trio (Hawaiian), with female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]147454 10-in. 11/9/1928 Sweet lei lehua Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio ; Annette Hanshaw Instrumental trio (Hawaiian), with female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]147482 10-in. 11/22/1928 I wanna be loved by you Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia [W]147483 10-in. 11/22/1928 Is there anything wrong in that? Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia [W]147774 10-in. 1/11/1929 Carolina moon Gay Ellis ; Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian), with female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]147775 10-in. 1/11/1929 Maui chimes Gay Ellis ; Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio Instrumental trio, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]147787 10-in. 1/17/1929 I faw down an' go boom! Dot Dare Female vocal solo, with instrumental quintet vocalist  
Columbia [W]147788 10-in. 1/17/1929 Don't be like that Dot Dare Female vocal solo, with instrumental quintet vocalist  
Columbia [W]147855 10-in. 1/17/1929 In a great big way Connecticut Yankees ; Gay Ellis Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia [W]147856 10-in. 1/17/1929 When the world is at rest Connecticut Yankees ; Gay Ellis Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia [W]147974 10-in. 2/20/1929 A precious little thing called love Gay Ellis and her Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia [W]147976 10-in. 2/20/1929 Mean to me Gay Ellis and her Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia [W]148076 10-in. 3/14/1929 Button up your overcoat Patsy Young Female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]148077 10-in. 3/14/1929 I want to be bad Patsy Young Female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148082 10-in. 3/15/1929 Lover, come back to me! Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148083 10-in. 3/15/1929 You wouldn't fool me, would you? Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148181 10-in. 4/5/1929 That's you, baby Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W148182 10-in. 4/5/1929 Big city blues Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]148393 10-in. 4/30/1929 My sin Annette Hanshaw ; The New Englanders Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia [W]148394 10-in. 4/30/1929 I get the blues when it rains Annette Hanshaw ; The New Englanders Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia [W]148489 10-in. 5/9/1929 I've got a feeling I'm falling Annette Hanshaw ; The New Englanders Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia [W]148490 10-in. 5/9/1929 The one in the world Gay Ellis ; The New Englanders Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia [W]148647 10-in. 5/31/1929 Am I blue? Annette Hanshaw ; The New Englanders Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia [W]148648 10-in. 5/31/1929 Daddy, won't you please come home? Annette Hanshaw ; The New Englanders Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia [W]148655 10-in. 6/4/1929 Pagan love song Gay Ellis ; Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian), with female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]148656 10-in. 6/4/1929 Ua like no a like Gay Ellis ; Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian), with female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]148848 10-in. 7/24/1929 Here we are Gay Ellis ; The New Englanders Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia [W]148849 10-in. 7/24/1929 True blue Lou Gay Ellis Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia [W]148907 10-in. 8/20/1929 Singin' in the rain Gay Ellis ; Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian), with female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]148908 10-in. 8/20/1929 Forget-me-not Gay Ellis ; Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian), with female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]149008 10-in. 9/16/1929 Tip-toe thru' the tulips with me Gay Ellis Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia [W]149009 10-in. 9/16/1929 What wouldn't I do for that man Gay Ellis Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia [W]149088 10-in. 10/3/1929 Till your happiness happens along Jack Miller Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Columbia 149142 10-in. 10/15/1929 Till your happiness happens along Mayflower Orchestra ; Julie Wintz ; Marvin Young [Irving Kaufman] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia [W]149195 10-in. 10/28/1929 He's so unusual Patsy Young Female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]149196 10-in. 10/28/1929 I think you'll like it Patsy Young Female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W149441 10-in. 11/19/1929 Sweet one Jack Miller Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia [W]149645 10-in. 11/27/1929 When I am housekeeping for you The Paramounteers [Irvin Brodsky Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]149646 10-in. 11/27/1929 I have to have you Frank Auburn and his Orchestra [Selvin's Orchestra] ; Annette Hanshaw Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]149647 10-in. 11/27/1929 Ain'tcha? Annette Hanshaw Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]149676 10-in. 12/4/1929 I'm a dreamer, aren't we all? Annette Hanshaw ; Three Blue Streaks Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Columbia [W]149677 10-in. 12/4/1929 If I had a talking picture of you Annette Hanshaw ; Three Blue Streaks Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Columbia [W]149730 10-in. 1/3/1930 When I am house-keeping for you Annette Hanshaw ; Sam Lanin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]149937 10-in. 1/30/1930 Happy days are here again Sid Garry ; Hotel Pennsylvania Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]149939 10-in. 1/30/1930 Cooking breakfast for the one I love Annette Hanshaw ; Hotel Pennsylvania Music [Columbia Records] Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]149940 10-in. 1/30/1930 When a woman loves a man Hotel Pennsylvania Music [Columbia Records] Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]149973 10-in. 2/11/1930 I'm following you! Gay Ellis Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia W149974 10-in. 2/11/1930 What do I care? Gay Ellis Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia [W]149975 10-in. 2/11/1930 Happy days are here again Annette Hanshaw and her Boys Female vocal solo, with male vocal trio and jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia 150076 10-in. 3/10/1930 Lazy Lou'siana moon Gay Ellis ; Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian), with female vocal solo and cornet solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]150077 10-in. 3/10/1930 Pale blue waters Gay Ellis ; Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian), with female vocal solo and cornet solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]150077 10-in. 3/10/1930 Lazy Lou'siana moon Gay Ellis ; Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian), with female vocal solo and cornet solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]150387 10-in. 5/5/1930 Telling it to the daisies (But it never gets back to you) Gay Ellis and her Sizzlin' Syncopators Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia [W]150388 10-in. 5/5/1930 I've got it (But it don't do me no good) Gay Ellis and her Sizzlin' Syncopators Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia [W]150480 10-in. 4/17/1930 I love a ukulele Gay Ellis ; Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian), with female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]150481 10-in. 4/17/1930 It happened in Monterey Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio ; Annette Hanshaw Instrumental trio (Hawaiian), with female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]150587 10-in. 6/16/1930 If I had a girl like you Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia [W]150588 10-in. 6/16/1930 My future just passed Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]150651 10-in. 7/21/1930 Little white lies Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Columbia [W]150652 10-in. 7/21/1930 Nobody cares if I'm blue Gay Ellis Female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W150653 10-in. 7/21/1930 I want a good man (And I want him bad) Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia W150654 10-in. 7/21/1930 The way I feel today Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]150863 10-in. 10/7/1930 Body and soul Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia [W]150864 10-in. 10/7/1930 Wasting my love on you Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia W150898 10-in. 10/21/1930 Yes indeedy (He do) Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W150899 10-in. 10/21/1930 Now I know (I love you) Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]151223 10-in. 1/16/1931 I'll lock you in my arms Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W151224 10-in. 1/16/1931 Crying to the moon Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]151234 10-in. 1/20/1931 I hate myself (For falling in love with you) Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]151235 10-in. 1/20/1931 You're the one I care for Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]151236 10-in. 1/20/1931 Would you like to take a walk (Sump'n good'll come from that) Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W151237 10-in. 1/20/1931 Walkin' my baby back home Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]151331 10-in. 2/18/1931 Ever since time began Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]151332 10-in. 2/18/1931 Walkin' my baby back home Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia [W]151333 10-in. 2/18/1931 You're just too sweet for words, honey o'mine Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W402887 10-in. 8/29/1929 Moanin' low Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
OKeh W402888 10-in. 8/29/1929 Lovable and sweet Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
OKeh W403080 10-in. 10/18/1929 The right kind of man Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
OKeh W403081 10-in. 10/18/1929 If I can't have you (If you can't have me) Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
OKeh W403499 10-in. 12/16/1929 When I am housekeeping for you Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W403521 10-in. 12/16/1929 I have to have you Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W403692 10-in. 1/27/1930 Cooking breakfast for the one I love Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W403693 10-in. 1/27/1930 When a woman loves a man Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W403771 10-in. 2/25/1930 Cooking breakfast for the one I love Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh W403847 10-in. 3/11/1930 (The one I love) Just can't be bothered with me Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh W403848 10-in. 3/11/1930 With you Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hanshaw, Annette," accessed June 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105498.

Hanshaw, Annette. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105498.

"Hanshaw, Annette." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 June 2021.

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