Hello my sweet friend. Wanted to stop by to say thank you so much for the birthday comment. Sorry i have been away. Working a lot to make money to pay for living. 2 days now my uncle pass away from cancer. He is now with jesus in heaven. It has been a rough 2 weeks for the hole family. He got sick on christmas day. I lost 2 more uncles in jan from cancer and stroke and my cuz died in december from cancer so its been a rough year so far for me and my family. Please forgive me for not being here. I do stop by to check in on you and hope all is going well with you. Do think of u. Please take care my friend. Your in my prayers. God bless you with lots of angel hugs and many blessings your way.
Have a nice evening Lynnie
"Sweetie, it's awfully nice you stopped by..."
"Please stay awhile..."
"Is coffee alright, or do you want something a little stronger?"
"You know Sweetie, they never play the ones, I really like..."
Love always, Annette, "That's All."
The Japanese Sandman was recorded March 1928 in New York City on the
Pathe and Perfect labels. Annette provides a short vocal refrain for
Willard Robison's Deep River Orchestra. Annette loved working with
Robison and it comes through in this song as well as 3 other Robison
uploads-Smiles, Speedy Boy, and Ain't no Man Worth the Salt of My Tears.
Annette had been providing the vocal refrains for many of Pathe and
Columbia's dance bands since they didn't have girl singers until 1932
when Paul Whiteman hired Mildred Bailey and her success paved the way
for many "Big Band Gals" to follow. In all, Annette made 24 sides as a
dance band singer starting with the Original Memphis 5 in 1927, then Lou
Gold, Ben Selvin, Sam Lanin, Frank Ferera and the Instrumental Stars
(Eddie Lang, Adrian Rollini, Vic Berton and Joe Venuti). She especially
loved working with Eddie Lang whom she called a great musician and a
great gentleman. She hated working with Ferera whom she called a
"bottom pincher". For orchestras that recorded on the Columbia label
and its sub labels, Annette acted as the "girl singer" which was a must
for every reputable orchestra in the late 20s and 30s. She was never a
girl singer outside the studio although any big band leader would have
given their right arm to have had her in their band.Annette was a
much sought after radio personality. In addition to the show mentioned
in the video, she appeared for Coca Cola, Chevrolet, Rexall Drug Stores,
Norge Appliances, and De Soto Automobiles.