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Lyr Req: Harold Scrappy Lambert-'The River'

GUEST,Jack 08 Apr 02 - 06:10 PM
Jim Dixon 10 Apr 02 - 10:23 AM
GUEST,Re: 10 Apr 02 - 01:46 PM
Jim Dixon 12 Apr 02 - 02:04 PM
GUEST,Thomas C. Kelly 09 May 10 - 09:44 PM
Joe Offer 09 May 10 - 11:28 PM
Jim Dixon 13 May 10 - 03:28 PM
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Subject: Harold Scrappy Lambert
From: GUEST,Jack
Date: 08 Apr 02 - 06:10 PM

Heard a song on the radio from 1929 called "The River" by Harold Scrappy Lambert.. Trying to locate the lyrics but have had no luck on the net.. Anyone ever hear of this one..

Thanks

Jack


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harold Scrappy Lambert
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Apr 02 - 10:23 AM

Scrappy Lambert was a vocalist in an era when bandleaders usually got top billing. He worked with Bunny Berrigan, Hoagy Carmichael, the Dorsey Brothers, Benny Goodman, and many others. Information about his songs may be out there somewhere on the Internet, but it's probably under somebody else's name.

To further complicate matters, AMG lists 313 recordings named "River," most of which aren't what you want.

To narrow the search, we need more information. Any idea what band he was singing with? Can you quote a line from the song? Does the radio station you were listening to publish its playlist?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harold Scrappy Lambert
From: GUEST,Re:
Date: 10 Apr 02 - 01:46 PM

Thanks for the response Jim.. The only info I remember from the song was the name "The River" and the fact that he kept on saying he would walk in the river and drown. I was half asleep when I heard it but managed to write down Lamberts name. It was broadcast on WNYC in NYC but I checked the website and found no archives. If I can remember more lyrics from the song I will post them. You know how it is ..sometimes they just pop into your head sometimes.. I believe the he named the river too but I'm not sure unfortunately..

Thanks again

Jack


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harold Scrappy Lambert
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Apr 02 - 02:04 PM

The following 2 sites are designed for 78-rpm record collectors, and they both have discussion forums. You might try asking there. (I found them because Scrappy Lambert has already been mentioned in them.)

http://www.78online.com/

http://www.network54.com/Hide/Forum/152372?it=1

If you ever find the lyrics you want, please come back and post them here. Also any specific information like record label, year, band name, etc.


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Subject: torch singer in 1931 film "24 Hours" by Paramount
From: GUEST,Thomas C. Kelly
Date: 09 May 10 - 09:44 PM

Several years ago, I viewed a 1931 film "24 Hours" with Kay Francis & Miriam Hopkins. Hopkins was a torch singer in it and sang two songs.   The one I thought was great had words as follows:   "When I tell him it's all over and he's just an also ran - - no use trying to leave that man - - "    I have never heard the song anywhere else. Do you know where I could find a copy of this song with her singing it.   I still can't forget the movie. It was really fascinating. Please help if you are able. Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harold Scrappy Lambert
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 May 10 - 11:28 PM

Hi, Thomas-
You probably should have started a new thread for this, but I'll leave it here for now so maybe you'll be able to find it.
Click here for the Wikipedia article on the film, and be sure to follow the links.
It won't answer your question, but it will give you a start.
As a matter of fact, I AM going to start a new thread for your request - click here.
-Joe Offer, Forum Moderator-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harold Scrappy Lambert-'The River'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 May 10 - 03:28 PM

Going back to the original request, I'll bet the song the requester wanted was READY FOR THE RIVER (also known as RIVER BLUES).

The Online 78-rpm Discographical Project says that Harold "Scrappy" Lambert did indeed record READY FOR THE RIVER—under his own name—in 1928.


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