The History of a Young Lady

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Dear, faithful followers, here is a mix that I recently made that I thought you might enjoy. I hope that you are well and that you love at least a few of these beautiful songs.

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Blind Willie McTell - Don’t Forget It

(Photo from signs and wonders' collection.)

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Joseph Cherniavsky and his Yiddish-American Jazz Band - The Bridal Serenade and Congratulations

(Photo of Russian ballet dancer (she danced with the Ballets Russes!) and silent film star Vera Karalli from Truus, Bob & Jan Too!'s collection. I highly recommend looking through her Wikipedia page and watching her in the brilliant films After Death and The Dying Swan by Yevgeni Bauer!)

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Jorge Ben - Chove Chuva

(Photo of Ricky Babbit and Lucy Simms dancing the Lindy at the Savoy Ballroom in New York from Kicha's collection.)

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Hank Williams - Cool Water

(Photo from the George Eastman House's collection.)

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Maria Tanase - Ciuleandra

I’m still obsessed with this woman. Her voice is the kind that knocks you back a few feet and keeps you off balance.

(Photo from mrwaterslide's collection.)

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brigittehelm:

Brigitte Helm - Fidèle  via

Song for L’étoile de Valencia (Serge de Poligny, 1933)

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Luiz Gonzaga - Baiao

(Photo from WonderfullyStrange's collection.)

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Maria Tanase - Bu Ii Vinul Ghiurghiuliu (Good Rosy Wine)

The way she rolls these words around in her mouth kills me. What a voice!

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