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Sophie Tucker

Sophie Tucker (January 13, 1886 – February 9, 1966) was a Ukrainian-born American singer, comedian, actress, and radio personality. Known for her powerful delivery of comical and risqué songs, she was one of the most popular entertainers in America during the first half of the 20th century. She was widely known by the superlative nickname "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas".

Birth and Death Data: Born January 13th, 1884 (Tulchyn), Died February 9th, 1966 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1967

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Notes: Sometimes billed as "Sophie Tucker, The Queen of Jazz."

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 63 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-50549 10-in. 3/21/1929 I don't want to get thin Ted Shapiro ; Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with piano (takes 4-7); with orchestra (takes 1-3) vocalist  
Victor BVE-50550 10-in. 3/21/1929 I'm doing what I'm doing for love Ted Shapiro Orchestra ; Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor BVE-50555 10-in. 3/22/1929 He's a good man to have around Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor PBVE-50561 10-in. 3/25/1929 I'm the last of the red hot mammas Ted Shapiro Orchestra ; Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor BVE-50574 10-in. 4/1/1929 I'm feathering a nest (For a little bluebird) Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor BVE-50575 10-in. 4/1/1929 That's what I call sweet music Ted Shapiro Orchestra ; Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor BVE-53590 10-in. 6/27/1929 Moanin' low Ted Shapiro Orchestra ; Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor BVE-55602 10-in. 7/10/1929 Some of these days Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia W142955 10-in. 11/23/1926 Some of these days Ted Lewis and his Band ; Sophie Tucker Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
OKeh 8514 10-in. Jan. 1924 I've got a cross-eyed papa (But he looks straight to me) Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh 8515 10-in. Jan. 1924 Hula Lou Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
OKeh 8552 10-in. Feb. 1924 Red hot mama Ted Shapiro ; Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
OKeh 8553 10-in. Feb. 1924 Mama goes where Papa goes (or Papa don't go out tonight) Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
OKeh 8554 10-in. Feb. 1924 The one I love (Belongs to somebody else) Ted Shapiro ; Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
OKeh 8555 10-in. Feb. 1924 Twelve o'clock at night Ted Shapiro ; Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
OKeh S-70499 10-in. Feb. 1922 Jig walk Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
OKeh S-70500 10-in. Feb. 1922 High brown blues Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
OKeh S-70505 10-in. Feb. 1922 Blue bird, where are you? Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
OKeh S-70514 10-in. Feb. 1922 She knows it Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
OKeh S-70515 Not documented Feb. 1922 [Unknown title(s)] Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
OKeh S-70564 10-in. Mar. 1922 Pick me up and lay me down in dear old Dixieland Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
OKeh S-70565 10-in. Mar. 1922 Complainin' (It's human nature to complain) Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
OKeh S-71353 10-in. Mar. 1923 Aggravatin' papa (Don't you try to two-time me) Rega Orchestra ; Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh S-71354 10-in. Mar. 1923 Come on home Rega Orchestra ; Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
OKeh S-71360 10-in. Mar. 1923 You've got to see mamma ev'ry night (Or you can't see mamma at all) Rega Orchestra ; Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 63 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tucker, Sophie," accessed October 31, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105584.

Tucker, Sophie. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 31, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105584.

"Tucker, Sophie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 31 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105584

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