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 Post subject: Sophie Tucker - Rare Records?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:19 pm 
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I love Sophie Tucker recordings. Sophie has a voice and classic style all her own. It seems hard to find any cylinders with Sophie Tucker. Why are they hard to find? I have the Some of these Days cylinders by Berlin and a reproduction copy of her unreleased copy of Phoebe Jane. I would like to find others.


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 Post subject: Re: Sophie Tucker - Rare Records?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:53 pm 
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Victrolacollector wrote:
I love Sophie Tucker recordings. Sophie has a voice and classic style all her own. It seems hard to find any cylinders with Sophie Tucker. Why are they hard to find? I have the Some of these Days cylinders by Berlin and a reproduction copy of her unreleased copy of Phoebe Jane. I would like to find others.


They're hard to find because they didn't sell well. Her cylinders are her first recordings and she was really only regionally known (if that). Not to mention by the time she was making her first records, most Edison cylinder machine owners were rural, most urban music lovers had changed formats to disc records. I can't imagine many farmers running over to the seed shop to buy Sophie's latest, they likely didn't even know who she was.

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 Post subject: Re: Sophie Tucker - Rare Records?
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Victrolacollector wrote:
I love Sophie Tucker recordings. Sophie has a voice and classic style all her own. It seems hard to find any cylinders with Sophie Tucker. Why are they hard to find? I have the Some of these Days cylinders by Berlin and a reproduction copy of her unreleased copy of Phoebe Jane. I would like to find others.



I had not heard of Sophie Tucker until I read your post. My knowledge is not great on these things though - or anything in particular really :(

Anyway, I found this article and thought it may be of interest - I thought it was interesting anyway.


https://archeophone.wordpress.com/2015/05/22/sophie-tucker-on-blue-amberol/
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 Post subject: Re: Sophie Tucker - Rare Records?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:11 pm 
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Looking on Popsike suggests that her Okeh recordings are much easier to find.
The Berliner Archive Project:
Lend me your Berliners to be molded and get your originals back plus free copies!
See the current status here = http://forum.talkingmachine.info/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=32545


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 Post subject: Re: Sophie Tucker - Rare Records?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:53 pm 
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Victrolacollector wrote:
I love Sophie Tucker recordings. Sophie has a voice and classic style all her own. It seems hard to find any cylinders with Sophie Tucker. Why are they hard to find? I have the Some of these Days cylinders by Berlin and a reproduction copy of her unreleased copy of Phoebe Jane. I would like to find others.


If you want to see and hear some great music and her story you should buy the DVD "THE OUTRAGEOUS SOPHIE TUCKER." Great documentary!


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 Post subject: Re: Sophie Tucker - Rare Records?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:07 pm 
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poodling around wrote:

I had not heard of Sophie Tucker


(Double-click the video above or click this link to go to the video on YouTube.)



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 Post subject: Re: Sophie Tucker - Rare Records?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:35 am 
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Edison Records - Close your eyes and see if the artist does not actually seem to be before you.
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Here are the Berlin Phono Works reissues for those who'd like to give them a listen. :)



(Double-click the video above or click this link to watch the video on YouTube in HD.)


(Double-click the video above or click this link to watch the video on YouTube in HD.)



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 Post subject: Re: Sophie Tucker - Rare Records?
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You can listen to one of Sophie Tucker's 2-minute selections, "That Lovin' Rag" from the links on this Ebay posting.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/132976550088


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 Post subject: Re: Sophie Tucker - Rare Records?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:44 am 
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BusyBeeCylinder wrote:
You can listen to one of Sophie Tucker's 2-minute selections, "That Lovin' Rag" from the links on this Ebay posting.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/132976550088


Thanks,
Rob


I ordered a copy... This one is a hit!


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 Post subject: Re: Sophie Tucker - Rare Records?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:55 am 
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Sophie Tucker made other great hits as well...

Knock Wood
Missouri Joe
Rueben Rag
My Husband’s in the City

I think Knock Wood and Missouri Joe really are awesome songs as well. Sophie has that style, she can really change that tempo, for which was not that common back in the early 1900’s.


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