“Some Of These Days” was originally composed and written in 1910 by Shelton Brooks but it is associated with Sophie Tucker, because it became her signature song.
It has been recorded by many other artists and it is also very popular among contemporary bands playing in the New Orleans tradition.
As a regular reader of this series you know, that I like swing songs played with uncommon instruments, here it's a harp, played by Mario “Harp” Lorenzi. I got introduced to this Song of the Week by Mitya Kuznetsov – a great swing DJ from Moscow! – at The Snowball ten days ago.
Mario Lorenzi (29.05.1894 – 01.06.1967), born in Florence, Italy, was a classically trained harpist. In the 1920s he moved to England.
In 1926, Lorenzi was invited by Jay Whidden, a popular bandleader in the UK, to play with his band. Lorenzi mainly played alto sax or clarinet with the band, but his harp could first be heard on record on “I Don’t Want Nobody But You” recorded on October 12th 1926, one of the earliest appearances of a harp on a dance band recording. [source: Jay Whidden – A Lifetime In Music]
In the 1930s, Lorenzi made recordings under his own name. He died in 1967 in London.
Unfortunately, I couldn't find much more information about Mario Lorenzi!
Some Of These Days by Mario “Harp” Lorenzi on YouTube
Vocals: Marjorie Stedeford
Lyrics Some Of These Days:
Some of these days, You're gonna miss me honey
Some of these days, You're gonna feel so lonely
You'll miss my huggin', You'll miss my kissin'
You'll miss me honey, when you go away
I feel so lonely, Just for you only
For you know honey, you've had your way!
And when you leave me, I know twill grieve me
You'll miss your little baby
Yes, some of these days
Title: Some Of These Days
Artist: Mario “Harp” Lorenzi & His Rhythmics
Album: Anthology of British Vintage Jazz, Volume 2: 1927-1937
Tempo: 214 bpm
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