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Ethel Shutta

Ethel Shutta (pronounced "shoo-TAY"; December 1, 1896 – February 5, 1976) was an American actress and singer, who came to prominence through her performances on Jack Benny's radio show, her role in the early Eddie Cantor musical Whoopee!, and her Broadway comeback in Follies at the age of 74. In a 1934 vote held by Radio Stars, she came in second place, behind Annette Hanshaw, as the best "female popular singer."

Birth and Death Data: Born December 1st, 1896 (Manhattan), Died February 5th, 1976 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, speaker

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 33 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-40183 10-in. 10/14/1927 Magnolia Ethel Shutta Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BVE-47801 10-in. 10/3/1928 A precious little thing called love George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BVE-53530 10-in. 5/29/1929 Or what have you Fran Frey ; Ethel Shutta Female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Victor PBVE-54481 10-in. 10/27/1929 What do I care George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo (takes 4-6); with male vocal trio (takes 1-3) vocalist  
Victor PBVE-54482 10-in. 10/27/1929 South Sea Rose George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo (takes 4-6); with male vocal solo (takes 1-3) vocalist  
Victor PBVE-54499 10-in. 11/10/1929 Sweet nothings of love George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor PBVE-54544 10-in. 12/22/1929 I'm on a diet of love George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BRC-71895 10-in. 2/24/1932 There I go dreaming again George Olsen and his Music ; Ethel Shutta Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BRC-71915 10-in. 3/4/1932 (In the gloaming) By the fireside Bob Borger ; George Olsen and his Music ; Ethel Shutta Jazz/dance band, with recitation and male vocal solo speaker  
Victor BRC-71988 10-in. 3/23/1932 There's nothing the matter with me George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BRC-72288 10-in. 4/14/1932 Gosh darn! Fran Frey ; George Olsen and his Music ; Ethel Shutta Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BRC-72289 10-in. 4/14/1932 I'm so alone with the crowd George Olsen and his Music ; Ethel Shutta Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BSHQ-73107 10-in. 7/13/1932 Listen to the German band George Olsen and his Music ; Ethel Shutta Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-73358 10-in. 9/2/1932 "— And so to bed" George Olsen and his Music ; Ethel Shutta ; Paul Small Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-73380 10-in. 9/12/1932 Three talks announcing the #84 Victor machine George Olsen ; Ethel Shutta Promotional talk speaker  
Victor BS-73381 10-in. 9/12/1932 Three talks announcing the #84 Victor machine Edwin Franko Goldman ; George Olsen ; Ethel Shutta Promotional talk speaker  
Victor BS-73389 10-in. 9/13/1932 Spot broadcast Fred Erdman Promotional talk speaker  
Victor BS-73576 10-in. 9/24/1932 Rock-a-bye moon George Olsen and his Music ; Ethel Shutta Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-73845 10-in. 10/20/1932 Ah, but I've learned George Olsen and his Music ; Ethel Shutta Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-74796 10-in. 1/11/1933 Underneath the arches George Olsen and his Music ; Ethel Shutta Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-74797 10-in. 1/11/1933 Vas villst du haben? George Olsen and his Music ; Ethel Shutta Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal ensemble vocalist  
Columbia W152435 10-in. 7/11/1933 Lou'siana lullaby George Olsen and his Music ; Ethel Shutta Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W152472 10-in. 8/18/1933 Let's go Bavarian George Olsen and his Music ; Ethel Shutta Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal trio vocalist  
Columbia W152484 10-in. 9/7/1933 Night owl George Olsen and his Music ; Ethel Shutta Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W152499 10-in. 9/15/1933 Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? Ethel Shutta Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 33 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Shutta, Ethel," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108430.

Shutta, Ethel. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108430.

"Shutta, Ethel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108430

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