The Playlist • More Hit of the Week Favorites (1931–1932)

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the ‘Thirties, available from Mainspring Press and many major libraries.

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RUDY VALLEE & HIS CONNECTICUT YANKEES (vocal: Rudy Vallee)
Was That the Human Thing to Do?

New York: c. February 1932 (released March 1932)
Hit of the Week C-1-2 (mx. 1198 – B)

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ERNO RAPEE & HIS ORCHESTRA (vocal: Helen Rowland)
River, Stay ’Way from My Door / Some of these Days

New York: c. December 1931 (released December 1931)
Hit of the Week M-5-A-1 (mx. 1185-C)

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PHIL SPITALNY’ S MUSIC (vocal: Helen Rowland / Ensemble)
When It’s Sleepy Time Down South / Sailing

New York: c. December 1931 (released January 1932)
Hit of the Week A-1-2 (mx. 1186 – B)
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Note: This selection includes a racially derogatory term that is symptomatic of the era and does not reflect the views of Mainspring Press.