One of the reasons I love digging through old dusty ephemara is the trip through almost forgotten history it can lead you on.
A week or so ago I made a great pick of over pieces of vintage sheet music and as I have been posting them in our ebay and etsy shops, I have been researching the cover artists (both illustrators and performers) and finding out more about music in the 1920's-1930's.
A really fun find tonight was Barney Rapp.
I had a piece of sheet music with "Featured by Barney Rapp and his New Englanders" on the cover so I searched Barney Rapp on ebay and you tube to find out more about him (and what kind of ball park to price my item in).
I found this:
Barney Rapp promotional postcard
Barney Rapp You Tube video
Apparently Barney Rapp was one of the first performers that Doris Day sang with, it seems that she was a young teen at the time ( this rings true with information I remember from a biography I read about her years ago) so at that time, Barney Rapp would have been the star and Doris Day would have been a novice singer getting her first big breaks.
Funny how time changes things around.
Here is a link to the sheet music I posted for Grrl Pickers on eBay:
Just A Year Ago Tonight Barney Rapp and his New Englanders sheet music
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Almost forgotten history - Barney Rapp
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