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Western Front

Belgium refuses to allow Allied troops to move through Belgian territory, deciding to remain neutral despite the increasingly obvious German threat



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Important Events From This day in History May 15th

1941 : The Gloster-Whittle E 28/39 Jet aircraft flies successfully over Cranwell, England, The aircraft's jet engine, was devised by Frank Whittle, an Britiah aviation engineer and pilot generally regarded as the inventor of the jet engine. Although Frank Whittle is considered the inventor of the Jet Engine Concept which he patented in 1930 the Gloster-Whittle E 28/39 Jet aircraft was not the first Jet aircraft to fly successfully. The first was the German Heinkel He 178, designed by Hans Joachim Pabst von Ohain, on August 27th, 1939.

1918 U.S.A. Airmail Service

1918 : The first flights for the new U.S. airmail service begins between Washington, Philadelphia and New York.

1939 U.S.A. Food Aid

1939 : A new plan is to be tested in Rochester New York for providing food aid to the 14,000 families on relief , A number of foods are designated in surplus will be provided with the blue food stamps issued by the government these include Butter, White Flour, Fresh Oranges and Eggs. They are hoping that this will help to distribute surplus foods to the needy if this works it will be integrated into the New Deal Program.

1940 U.S.A. Nylon Stockings

1940 : Nylon stockings from DuPont (Nylon invented in 1935 by Wallace Carothers) went on general sale for the first time in the United States.

1948 Israel Independence

1948 : Israel declares independence on May 14, 1948 and one day later the new state of Israel is attacked by Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq which lasted almost a year, a cease fire was declared and temporary borders, known as the Green Line, were instituted. The creation of Israel as an independent state had been rejected by The Arab League from the very beginning.

1927 All Silk Georgette Crepe Dress

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Born This Day In History 15th May

Celebrating Birthday Today

Born: May 15th 1987 , Glasgow, United Kingdom

Known For : Sir Andrew Barron Murray OBE is a British professional tennis player from the UK. He was ranked world No. 1 year-end in 2016. He has won three Grand Slam singles titles, including two at Wimbledon ( 2012 and 2013 ), He won the Olympic Gold Medal in Men's Singles twice in 2012 and 2016

1949 U.S.A. Tornado Amarillo

1949 : A major Tornado strikes Amarillo Texas causing 6 deaths and many injuries and over 50 homes completely destroyed.

1954 U.S.A. Marilyn Monroe

1954 : After several weeks Marilyn Monroe is back at work on dance rehearsals for the new film "There's No Business Like Show Business."

1957 Britain H Bomb Testing

1957 : Britain tests first hydrogen bomb on the Christmas Island area in the Pacific Ocean, the arms race between countries continues to escalate as each country tests bigger and more destructive nuclear devices.

1970 U.S.A. Jackson State University

1970 : During a student protest at Jackson State University in Mississippi police opened fire, killing two students and injuring twelve others.

Born This Day In History 15th May

Celebrating Birthdays Today

Born: May 15th, 1937, Prague, Czechoslovakia

Known For : Bill Clinton's Secretary of State from January 23rd, 1997 to January 20th 2001. She had lived, as a young child, in Yugoslavia, England and Czechoslovakia before her family moved to the United States. In Colorado she went to the Kent Denver School and graduated in political science from Wellesley College in 1959. She also has a doctorate in philosophy from Columbia University. In 1962 she attended international relations seminars at John Hopkins. She became a staff member of President Carter's National Security Council, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations in 1993. Her position as Secretary of State was notable for being the first woman to hold the post. She was married until 1993, and has three daughters.

1972 U.S.A. George Wallace

1972 : Alabama Governor George Wallace is shot and left paralyzed while campaigning for President of the United States.

1974 Israel School Hostages Killed

1974 : A school hostage situation close to the Lebanese border ends with 16 of the children murdered together with the three Palestinian gunmen who had been holding them hostage. As Israeli troops storm the school the teenagers were attacked with hand grenades by the Palestinians as a last act of defiance.

1981 Mexico 20 Million Volkswagen Beetle

1981 : The 20,000,000th Volkswagen Beetle came off the production line at the Volkswagen plant in Puebla, Mexico.

1982 Falkland Islands Ground Attack

1982 : During the first ground attack on Argentine forces in the Falkland Islands British commandos destroyed 11 aircraft and a big ammunition dump.

1993 France Nursery Children Rescued

1993 : Masked French police commandos free six girls and their nursery teacher (Ms. Dreyfus) and shot dead Eric Schmitt who called himself the Human Bomb , ending a two-day hostage crisis at a nursery school in Paris.

2001 England Drug Price Fixing Ended

2001 : Following a two year investigation into claims that the drug industry has been indulging in a price fixing policy, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has challenged the so-called resale price maintenance (RPM), which kept the price of branded over-the-counter products artificially high. The major British supermarkets will now discount many of the over the counter common household medicines including pain killers Calpol and Nurofen by as much as 40%.

2006 Iraq Saddam Hussein

2006 : A judge formally charges Saddam Hussein with crimes against humanity, Saddam Hussein refuses to enter a plea insisting he was still Iraq's president and the judge had no jurisdiction to charge him. In November he was found guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced to death by hanging, he was hanged on December 30th.

2006 US to Re-establish Ties with Libya

2006 : The United States State Department announced it would be restoring diplomatic relations with the North African country of Libya. The State Department also decided to take the country off of their list of countries that sponsor terrorism after being on the list for nearly thirty years.

2007 United States Famous Evangelist Dies

2007 : Famously conservative evangelist Jerry Falwell died at the age of seventy-three. The founder of the "Moral Majority" movement had been found unconscious in his office and medical professionals were unable to revive him. The television preacher had been deeply involved in conservative politics and had ties to Presidents Reagan and Bush, as well as other political leaders.

2008 California Same Sex Marriages

2008 : California's Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Same Sex marriages and has said the "right to form a family relationship" applied to all Californians regardless of sexuality.

2009 Burma Approves Constitution

2009 : A new constitution created by the military junta in Burma was approved by 92.4% of voters in a referendum, with a voter turnout of 99%. The opposition party, the National League for Democracy, decried the results and labeled the results as fraud. The proposed constitution would give the military junta more permanent power and prohibit the opposition's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, from being able to hold office.

2011 Mississippi River Floodgates Opened

2011 : The United States Army Corps of Engineers opened floodgates in the state of Louisiana along the Mississippi river in an effort to save larger cities located along the Mississippi, like Baton Rouge and New Orleans, from flooding. The flooding was expected to cover up to three thousand square miles and could effect up to 25,000 people. This was the first time in forty years that the river levels have forced the opening of the floodgates.

2012 Switzerland Royal Diamond Sold For $9.7 Million

2012 : The Beau Sancy, one of the world's most famous and oldest diamonds, was sold at auction for $9.7 million. The diamond had been passed through the royal families in Europe and had been owned by Mary Stuart and the first king of Prussia.

2013 United States Living Artist Painting Record Broken

2013 : A painting by artist Gerhard Richter was auctioned in New York for $37.1 million, breaking the record for the highest auction price of a work from a living artist. Richter, eighty-one years old, had also held the previous record.

1950s Prices including inflation prices for homes, wages etc,

Baby Boomers raise families following 20 years of unrest ( Great Depression and World War II ) the peak of the Baby Boomer Years

Includes Music, Fashion, Prices, News for each Year, Popular Culture, Technology and More.


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To counter this practice, Immigration inspectors developed grueling interrogations, and by 1910 they had refined this procedure.

The immigrant applicant would be called before a Board of Special Inquiry, composed of two immigrant inspectors, a stenographer, and a translator, when needed. Over the course of several hours or even days, the applicant would be asked about minute details only a genuine applicant would know about — their family history, location of the village, their homes. These questions had been anticipated and thus, irrespective of the true nature of the relationship to their sponsor, the applicant had prepared months in advance by committing these details to memory. Their witnesses — other family members living in the United States — would be called forward to corroborate these answers. Any deviation from the testimony would prolong questioning or throw the entire case into doubt and put the applicant at risk of deportation, and possibly everyone else in the family connected to the applicant as well. These details had to be remembered for life. Because of return trips to China, the risk of random immigration raids and identity card checks on the street, a paper son often had to keep these details alive throughout their life.

In the meantime, immigrants suffered through long waits on Angel Island for these accounts to be taken or to arrive in a world before instantaneous electronic communication. This period could range from several weeks if the testimony was taken locally to several months to years if the applicant was rejected and appealed the decision. The length of stay varied for travelers from other countries Japanese immigrants held documents provided by their government that sometimes expedited the process of entering the country, and thus, the majority of the detainees were Chinese. Often, one’s relatives might be on the other side of the country in New York or Chicago. Wherever they were, until their testimony was taken and corroborated and found its way back to San Francisco, the applicant would languish in detention.


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On January 5, 1940, Laura Law is found murdered in her living room in Aberdeen. In the coming days, as police begin to identify suspects, it becomes clear that the case will be complicated by Law's and her husband Richard’s involvement with labor unions and the tension within the Aberdeen community over labor union and Communist party activity. Further, Laura had been born in Finland and the Soviet Union’s invasion of Finland in 1939 had divided many in Aberdeen’s Finnish community between those who supported the Soviet Union’s action as defensive (and thereby supported the Communist government) and those who criticized it (and thus, the Communists). The case will not be solved, but not for lack of suspects. At different times Richard (Dick) Law, members of the Communist Party, participants in the Better Business Builders (an anti-union group), and local businessmen will be suspected of the crime. The murder and its aftermath stand as symbols of the height tensions had reached in Aberdeen at the end of the Great Depression as businesses and workers struggled through the lean years.

Aberdeen and Its Workers

Although a rough-and-tumble town with its fair share of violent crimes, Aberdeen in the 1930s was not a town where a young mother would expect to be murdered in her own home, regardless of her union work or her husband’s possible affiliation with the Communist Party. Unions had a long history in the town, dating back to the turn of the century.

The unions sought to improve working conditions, which were dismal, in the camps and sawmills. Work days stretched out for 10 or more hours and the bunk houses in the logging camps were barely livable. Employers required workers to use employment agencies that charged them fees, which they shared with the foremen who had the power to fire the workers, thereby forcing them to return to the employment agencies that charged the fees. Many companies ran company stores and issued scrip to their employees rather than pay them in cash. If a logger or sawmill worker survived the work week, they often had little to show for it besides being alive.

Early unions such as the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) had attempted to force employers to improve conditions and pay through strikes and slowdowns, but their efforts were often met with violence. In 1916 lives were lost in a gunfight that erupted in Everett and in 1919 more bloodshed resulted from a conflict between IWW members and Legionnaires in Centralia. In the post-World War I era, many Americans, both private citizens and public officials, afraid that the Soviet revolution of 1917 would spread to the United States, escalated their harassment of the IWW.

Despite the harassment and violence, the IWW succeeded in improving some working conditions and unions continued to try different strategies for organizing workers and forcing employers to meet their demands during the prosperous 1920s, when billions of board feet were cut in the forests around Grays Harbor and sold all over the world.

Aberdeen's Unions During the Great Depression

The coming of the Great Depression put more pressure on workers as employers cut jobs, hours, and pay. Unions faced a difficult situation in that there were always more willing workers to take the place of those who refused to work under the dismal conditions. The National Labor Relations Act of 1935 required that employers recognize unions and negotiate with them. This boosted the effectiveness and appeal of the unions, swelling their rolls.

Conflicting ideologies between unions complicated the process. Several unions vied for members and they held different ideas for how the industry should be organized and what their goals should be. Those affiliated with the American Federation of Labor (AFL) tended to be more conservative and not associated with the Communist Party. The AFL sought to organize workers according to their craft, or occupation. The unions affiliated with the Congress of International Organizations (CIO) tended to be more radical and organized workers according to industry, thereby joining the interests of all the workers. In the timber industry this meant that everyone from the loggers to the sawmill workers joined together in one union. Members of the Communist Party, though not high in number, played a significant role in building the CIO.

Within the unions there were differences of opinion too. Formed in 1937 in response to the perceived faults of the 1935 strike led by the Timber and Sawmill Workers’ Union, the International Woodworkers of America (IWA) was affiliated with the CIO. However, it had a “white bloc” that rejected Communist ideology and resisted that party’s involvement in the union.

Historians Jerry Lembcke and William M. Tattam have identified some of the myriad factors that contributed to people’s views on unions, including ethnic background, recent immigration, religious affiliation, or occupation. Recent German immigrants tended to be less strident whereas Scandinavian and English immigrants often led the more radical elements in the unions. Aberdeen had a well-established Finnish community and many of its members were extensively involved in unions.

Laura Law, Child of Labor

Laura Law, born Lea Laura Luoma in Finland in 1914, immigrated to the United States in 1920 with her aunt Klara (Clara) Anderson, nearly a year after her mother Sally and sister Ruth returned to the United States in June 1919. Her father Nestor was already in Aberdeen, having worked in the sawmills for several years. Sally had returned to Finland while pregnant with Laura. Laura's Finnish background and her father's occupation meant she grew up well-versed in labor issues.

In 1935 Laura married Richard "Dick" Law (1908-1953), an IWA executive board member described by Lembcke and Tattam as “Grays Harbor’s best-known and most militant IWA leftist” (Lembcke and Tattam, 69). Laura was less militant than was Dick, but she participated in union activities. She organized and served as the first president of the Aberdeen Women’s Auxiliary. The Laws were well-known union members and many assumed Richard was a member of the Communist Party. This placed him at the center of the fundamental disagreement in the union movement.

Law also drew the ire of the local business owners who categorically opposed anything associated with the Communist Party. Aberdeen business owners had formed the Better Business Builders to oppose and eradicate any communist element in the unions. The Better Business Builders often targeted Richard Law in their efforts.

Aberdeen's Violence and Laura Law's Murder

In December 1939, these tensions within the community led to violence. In November the Soviet Union had invaded Finland. Anti-Communist “white” Finns condemned the action and held a benefit to raise money for Finnish relief. Pro-Communist “red” Finns supported the Soviets and argued that they were merely protecting themselves from possible invasions. On December 2, the Finnish Workers Federation hall was ransacked by vigilantes who opposed their Communist association and radical policies. The mob may have included “white” Finns, or business owners, or more conservative union members, or a combination of all of them. Aberdeen police did not stop the mob. Radical activists in Aberdeen saw the incident as a portent of more unchecked vigilante activity to come.

On the night of January 5th, 1940, someone entered the Law home and murdered
Laura in the living room. She was bludgeoned and also stabbed in the left breast with an ice-pick-like object.

As soon as it became apparent that Dick Law would be a suspect, unions leaders from the IWA local in Aberdeen and from around the state came together to form the Grays Harbor Civil Rights Committee, including Howard Costigan (1904-1985) of the Washington Commonwealth Federation Terry Pettus (1904-1984), editor of Washington New-Dealer Ken Pettus, editor of Timber Worker Eugene Dennett (1909-1989) of the Washington State Industrial Council, CIO Irvin Goodman (1896-1958), a Portland lawyer and John Caughlan (1909-1999), Deputy King County Prosecutor, who took leave from his job. The group wanted to link Law’s murder to the ransacking of the Finnish Workers Federation hall to show a pattern of violence in Aberdeen that denied union activists of their civil rights.

In a contentious inquest Law repeatedly insisted that any of a number of his enemies could have done the murder in retaliation for his union activities. Unfortunately, the web of conflict in Aberdeen produced a multitude of suspects. Law himself identified 10 people who had the motive and the means to have killed Laura.

Aberdeen police brought in Luke May (1892-1965), a noted detective from Seattle, to review the evidence but he and others who have since studied the case could not find evidence pointing to any one killer. The case remains unsolved.


15 January 1940 - History

The population of wartime Japan (1940�) has remained a largely faceless enemy to most Americans thanks to the distortions of US wartime propaganda, popular culture, and news reports. At a time when this country’s wartime experiences are slowly and belatedly coming into focus, this remarkable book by Samuel Yamashita offers an intimate picture of what life was like for ordinary Japanese during the war. Drawing upon diaries and letters written by servicemen, kamikaze pilots, evacuated children, and teenagers and adults mobilized for war work in the big cities, provincial towns, and rural communities, Yamashita lets us hear for the first time the rich mix of voices speaking in every register during the course of the war.

Here is the housewife struggling to feed her family while supporting the war effort the eager conscript from snow country enduring the harshest, most abusive training imaginable in order to learn how to fly the Tokyo teenagers made to work in wartime factories the children taken from cities to live in the countryside away from their families and with little food and no privacy the Kyushu farmers pressured to grow ever more rice and wheat with fewer hands and less fertilizer and the Kyoto octogenarian driven to thoughts of suicide by his inability to contribute to the war. How these ordinary Japanese coped with wartime hardships and dangers, and how their views changed over time as disillusionment, impatience, and sometimes despair set in, is the story that Yamashita’s book brings to the American reader. A history of life during war, Daily Life in Wartime Japan, 1940� is also a glimpse of a now-vanished world.

&ldquoThe author of this study has done a great service to historians of all types by scrutinizing the relationship between society and self in Japan during World War II.&rdquo

&mdashThe Historian

&ldquoShifting between individual diaries and the larger narrative of WWII, Yamashita admirably makes the home front experience understandable to a contemporary audience.&rdquo

&mdashRevista Universitaria de Historia Militar

&ldquoOffers many insights into the wartime experiences of Japanese housewives and children, city dwellers and farmers, civilians and servicemen.&rdquo

&mdashJournal of Japanese Studies

&ldquoYamashita depicts the Japanese people as both active participants in the prosecution of the war and subjects struggling to adapt to increasingly arduous material and psychological circumstances, and insistent state demands for conformity and self-sacrifice. The diaries reveal both the mundane and the chilling effects of these processes on individuals and families.&rdquo

&mdashJournal of Military History

&ldquoA nuanced, detailed, and balanced account presenting a much more complex account of wartime home front Japan than most readers might be familiar with in the general absence, heretofore, of original source materials. Highly recommended.&rdquo

&mdashChoice

&ldquoThis is a very important book, the best study in English of how Japanese people conducted themselves during the war. As a child living in Japan at that time, I experienced much of what Yamashita writes about. His empirical data as well as broad observations are impeccable. The book will make a major contribution not only to the study of the Second World War but also to twentieth-century world history.&rdquo

&mdashAkira Iriye, author of Pearl Harbor and the Coming of the Pacific War and Power and Culture: The Japanese-American War, 1941�

&ldquoDaily Life in Wartime Japan, 1940� should be read by anyone who wishes to reflect on the state of militarized modernity and meanings of total war.&rdquo

&mdashLisa Yoneyama, author of Hiroshima Traces: Time, Space, and the Dialectics of Memory

&ldquoSam Yamashita seamlessly weaves diverse diarists’ accounts, from school children to kamikaze pilots, into simply the best account in English of everyday life on wartime Japan’s home front.&rdquo

&mdashEdward Drea, author of Japan’s Imperial Army: Its Rise and Fall, 1853�

&ldquoA remarkable companion to his recent translations of Japanese wartime diaries, Sam Yamashita gives us a thoughtful and highly readable account of everyday life during the Asia-Pacific War. A wonderful addition to the social history of twentieth century Japan.&rdquo

&mdashLouise Young, author of Beyond the Metropolis: Second Cities and Modern Life in Interwar Japan

&ldquoThis is a vivid story of the Japanese people on the home front&mdashof concerted efforts, hard work, and endurance to win the war and eventual preparation for possible American invasion of the homeland. Especially heartbreaking is the tale of young children (third- through sixth-grade students) in the big cities, who were forced to evacuate in group to the countryside against their indulging parents. By fully exploring an unexploited aspect, mainly through the examination of diaries, Yamashita makes a significant contribution to the history of the Pacific War.&rdquo

&mdashYasuhide Kawashima, author of The Tokyo Rose Case: Treason on Trial

About the Author

Samuel Hideo Yamashita is Henry E. Sheffield Professor of History at Pomona College and author of Leaves from an Autumn of Emergencies: Selections from the Wartime Diaries of Ordinary Japanese.


Songs from the Year 1920

This page lists the top songs of 1920 in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described on the in the site generation page.

Between 1920 and 1940 there are few available charts (at least that we can find). These results should be treated with some caution since, with few exceptions, they are based on fairly subjective charts and biased towards the USA.

The top ten song artists of 1920 were:

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On the internet it is stated that it was released in 1918. Did it take twoyears to chart? I bet there is something wrong with the release date anyway, since May 1918 is listed as both recording and release date, which is impossible.

We only list when it charted

#22 should be Walter Williams rather than Waller, and the title should refer to wintertime, not summer time.

Thanks for this great site.

The original source had this name and title. Your suggestion makes more sense so we've made the change, thanks

im looking for a song about dreams. i need it for a paer im am writing for school. two of them would be nice

Type "Dreams" into the search box, or try looking up "Dream" in the index pages?

Or download the data file and search it?

I know you have been asked this before but . Isn't there any way you wouldconsider expanding your Yearly Lists of Songs? For example 1920 - 1939 from 50 or 60 to 80. From 1940 - 1949 from 80 to 100. It seems like a lot of important recordings from Europe, UK & Brazil have dropped off these lists over the last few months. I know you have those expanded Excel files but it's not the same as seeing them chronologically. Please.

We have always been wary of making the earlier years too long, if you want longer lists it is easy for us to change the limits. Of course the significance of songs lower down the list is questionable (since they normally come from just a single chart) but given that you are aware of that we will expand the lists.

We've changed the limits to the top 75 songs before 1920 and top 100 after that.

Double Listing - Black Bottom

#18 - The Kentucky Serenaders & #50 - Johnny Hamp should be combined. Per Joel Whitburn & John Peel this group was originally called Johnny Hamp & The Kentucky Serenaders.

We've assigned all songs credited to either Johnny Hamp or the Kentucky Serenaders to "Johnny Hamp & The Kentucky Serenaders". We realise this is not quite correct but it should help when searchng for related songs

what year was this written? Do you haave the words?

Hi, i'm doing a project for school on songs from the 1920s and need some help I listened to all of these and I need something with more jazz can you help me please!

You could look at the listings for individual years as well, that would give you more candidates

A lady i know is just turning 102 next week, she sang me this song but acouldn't make out the words, can you help? Please

Hi, I am looking for a song lyrics WALKIN MY BABY BACK HOME

There are also similar issues to Paul whiteman's ranking on this page compared to the actual year pages.like 1920 and 1933 for example

Yes. Different versions of the input data and a range of ways of calculating.

We see this as a strength (getting a range of different views)

This is a different band than the one listed as # 23 in 1920. That band was led by Bill Pike.

The entries are grouped by name, the fact that there are two distinct groups with the same name is impossible to determine from the data. Just like the fact that we list all hits by Tommy Dorsey together despite the fact that this name was shared by two different people.

Thanks for the clarification

OK 4113 was recorded in on Feb. 14, 1920 as master #7276-D. It did not chart. OK 4305 was recorded on Feb. 22, 1921 as master #7793-B. It first made the charts on Jul. 9, 1921 and topped out at # 4. It is credited as Mamie Smith's Jazz Hounds and has no vocal.

Thanks for the info. As it mentions in the FAQs we consolidate some names between charts and between tracks to make it easier to see connections.

Good day, My father is having his 90th birthday on November 12th, and I was hoping to download the # 1 song for the week of November 12th for each decade beginning with 1922. Is there a way on your site to do such a thing?

I appreciate your help in this matter, Regards, Marc

Before 1940 there was no reliable charts to be number one in. From that date forward you can use the "Number One" page to find the right songs.

If you just want the US number ones then you might find that the Wikipedia page that we use as a source is better suited to your purpose

# 17 You Can't Keep a Good Man Down

Mamie Smith recorded this song twice. The 1920 recording OKay 4113 is a vocal by Mamie. The 1921 recording OKay 4305 is an instrumental by her Jazz Hounds and is the recording that charted. If this is the recording you are targeting, it should properly belong in the 1921 listing.

We suspect you are correct, however the RYM listing has Mamie Smith as the artist for the 1920 hit (probably wrongly as you say). The year a song is assigned to is the median of all the years of charts it shows up in, the median of 1920 & 1921 is 1920, that is why it is listed here.

This is one of those cases where the data looks wrong but we feel the case is (as they say in Scotland) "unproven". So we are going to add a note (this one) but leave the data as it was originally found.

I have no idea what year this song was released, and the only lines of the lyrics I remember are: "Your teeth are yellow who's your fellow your some ugly child"

Error Found - Marion Harris

You have an incorrect song title listed for Marion Harris.

Your database listing: "Sweet Mama (Papa's Getting Mad)" - 1920 US Billboard 4 - Dec 1920 (6 weeks), RYM 31 of 1920 - this This song was recorded and attributed to the Original Dixieland Jass Band (ODJB) Broadway Rose/Sweet Mama (Papa's Getting Mad)/Strut, Miss Lizzie, 1920, Victor 18722 See Wikipedia, Original Dixieland Jass Band

The Correct Song title for the Marion Harris Song is "Sweet Papa, Your Mama's Getting Mad." She evidently recorded this Rose/Little/ Frost song on 8-31-1920 in New York, NY on for Columbia A3300.

I don't know if your US Billboard information is attributable to the ODJB band or to Marion Harris. I didn't research it any further.

The song is listed under the Original Dixieland Jass Band as well as Marion Harris' version.

Both the original source for the Billboard data (the Bullfrog spreadsheet) and the current RYM web site list Columbia A3300 as "Sweet Mama (Papa's Getting Mad)". By seraching for "Columbia A3300" on Google we found a 78 for sale on eBay which has a picture of the label from Columbia A3300 which clearly shows the title as "Sweet Mamma (Papa's Getting Mad)" (we ignore the extra 'M' of course).

So we think your information is wrong, Marion Harris may well have recorded a song called "Sweet Papa, Your Mama's Getting Mad" but we think that is not "Columbia A3300" and it is not the song that reached number 4 in the Billboard charts.

I am looking for a song and the only words I know from it are 'since mother got a facelift'. I am presuming it is a 1920's song as the music is reminiscent of Charleston/ Black bottom type of tempo.

I wonder if you can identify this song with so little to go on?

It was not a hit anywhere we can find

Hi: I've tried to read yr1920.htm and can't find it.

We've checked the file "/music/yr1920.htm" and it looks OK to us.


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