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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 (Results 26-50 of 101 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 101 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hanshaw, Annette," accessed June 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105498.

Hanshaw, Annette. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105498.

"Hanshaw, Annette." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 June 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105498

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