The old song by Joe Brown and the Bruvvers from lord knows when came to mind this afternoon when I downloaded and installed a new media player for my laptop. As part of it’s installation routine it went off and rummaged through the hard disk to unearth anything it thought I might like to play.
One set of songs it unearthed were a dozen or so by Rudy Vallee. I must have copied them from a CD sometime last year to play when the oldies returned but forgot all about them… until now!
Just for fun I let them play and an interesting bunch they are ranging from “Heigh-Ho Everybody Heigh-ho” to “Let’s Do It”. Good stuff, even if it’s a little off the regular track even for my extended and somewhat catholic tastes in music.
Rudy Valle died aged 84 on July 3rd 1986 after a career that spanned the period from before electric microphones to modern multi track recording.