Sophie Tucker - Some Of These Days (1927)
Published at : 04 Jan 2021
"SOME OF THESE DAYS"
Composed by Shelton Brooks
Accompanied by Ted Shapiro, piano and unknown musicians
Recorded September 2, 1927
Okeh unissued mx 81305-A
Born: January 13, 1887, Tulchyn, Ukraine
Died: February 9, 1966, New York City, NY
This particular version of her theme song was released for the first time some 30 years after it was recorded in 1927 on Columbia's LP archive series "The Original Sound of the 20s."
Sophie narrates the first part of the verse and tells how this trademark song describes the story of her life. She then finishes off this demonstration of sheer power with a full-voice chorus in the typical Tucker tradition.
"Some of These Days" was Sophie Tucker's biggest hit, but she almost missed it. One day in Chicago, Tucker's maid took her to task: "See here, young lady," the servant said, "since when are you so important that you can't hear a song by a colored writer? Here's this boy, Shelton Brooks, hanging around, waiting, like a dog with his tongue hanging out, for you to hear his song." Tucker listened, and liked what she heard—as did audiences who kept demanding this song from her for the next half century. [Ted Gioia, Jazz.com]