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Scott
Scott

December 22nd, 2017, 7:17 pm #1

I came across this a while back. Interesting that these labels are redistributing Harmony issues which were acoustical yet the label says Electrical. In the case of Henshaw this was truth in advertising but not for other Harmony issues.

I love Annette but these Mae Questal/Helen Kane imitations along with wasting her with Frank Ferara are difficult.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzEE6zI2fbE
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Scott
Scott

December 22nd, 2017, 11:39 pm #3

My favorite Annette recording - with Benny Goodman and Eddie Lang

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJxkCRZ8FCM
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Scott
Scott

December 22nd, 2017, 11:44 pm #4

My new discovery - Lee Morse. Listening to the vocal inflections and some of the references that somehow made it past the censor this is my favorite recording by her. I have the original Columbia 78.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww_iu6Qvqw4
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John Coffin
John Coffin

December 23rd, 2017, 3:56 am #5

I came across this a while back. Interesting that these labels are redistributing Harmony issues which were acoustical yet the label says Electrical. In the case of Henshaw this was truth in advertising but not for other Harmony issues.

I love Annette but these Mae Questal/Helen Kane imitations along with wasting her with Frank Ferara are difficult.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzEE6zI2fbE
Was this a known pseud for Henshaw? I'm wondering if its actually her and not some other Questel/Kane sound-alike.
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Mark Gabrish Conlan
Mark Gabrish Conlan

December 23rd, 2017, 5:58 am #6

Yes, the mysterious "Dot Dare" was a pseudonym for Annette Hanshaw. The story I've heard is that someone at Helen Kane's label, Victor, thought "Dot Dare" was Kane herself, breaking her Victor contract by recording for another label. Reportedly Victor threatened to sue Helen Kane over the "Dot Dare" recordings, and Kane and Hanshaw, who were good friends, had a lunch date during which they laughed about the lawsuit threat.
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December 23rd, 2017, 1:47 pm #7

Was this a known pseud for Henshaw? I'm wondering if its actually her and not some other Questel/Kane sound-alike.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/27140/message/1399670482

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John Coffin
John Coffin

December 23rd, 2017, 6:34 pm #8

'Dot Kane' has an inauthentic ring to it.
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Mark Gabrish Conlan
Mark Gabrish Conlan

December 25th, 2017, 2:54 am #9

The "Dot Dare" pseudonym appears to have been used exclusively on the records on which Annette Hanshaw imitated Helen Kane. The other names were used for records in which Annette sang in her regular voice. "Dot Kane" is probably someone's inadvertent mashup between the fictional "Dot Dare" and the real Helen Kane.
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