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Golden Jubilee Album
Sophie Tucker
Golden Jubilee Album
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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Sophie Tucker, one of vaudeville?s greatest stars, was the original "red hot mama" ? brassy and flamboyant with a heart of gold. Includes a specially recorded tribute album to celebrate her 50 years in show business. The ...  more »


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All Artists: Sophie Tucker
Title: Golden Jubilee Album
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sepia Recordings
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 9/12/2005
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Easy Listening, Vocal Pop, Musicals
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 5055122110545


Album Description
Sophie Tucker, one of vaudeville?s greatest stars, was the original "red hot mama" ? brassy and flamboyant with a heart of gold. Includes a specially recorded tribute album to celebrate her 50 years in show business. The bulk of the material is on CD for the first time! Guests include Patti Page, Georgia Gibbs, Vic Damone, Rusty Draper and more.

CD Reviews

Soph's Mercury recordings --- AT LAST
Allen Bardin | Columbia, SC United States | 09/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Miss Tucker's great Mercury albums GOLDEN JUBILEE and MY DREAM, plus lots of extras -- 31 red-hot tracks from the early 50s! The show-biz legend at her greatest..."
James Stettler | Los Angeles, California United States | 12/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This release on Sepia Records features song material that she recorded for Mercury Records during the 1950s. This is the Sophie Tucker that most people remember and the recordings here are beautifully remastered for great sound. Tucker was the genuine "Queen of Show Business" and this release offers evidence of why she deserved the tag. Three cheers to Sepia for this CD and let us hope that Volume II is on the way. I would love to see her "live" album released in this manner with bonus cuts. You can never have too much Sophie Tucker!!

Jim Stettler"
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 02/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Golden Jubilee Album is a wonderful tribute to the great Sophie Tucker. This was constructed so that the recording would sound like Sophie was at home, receiving congratulatory phone calls on her then fifty years in show biz and alternately chatting briefly with a few singing stars of the day who then went on to sing a song in Sophie's honor. The liner notes include a fine essay about Sophie and her career; and the artwork is very well done. The sound is incredible, too.

The album starts with "Hi-Ya, Soph!" This introduces the album and the concept of having Sophie take phone calls and sing with several honors.

The CD essentially breaks down into two arenas: stars singing tunes that Sophie made famous and Sophie singing her own songs. We get rare treats like Patti Page singing "My Yiddishe Momme;" and Vic Damone sings "Who Cares." Eddie Cantor does a short tribute to Sophie as if they were on the phone, and the very famous George Jessel says a few more words to honor Sophie. Jack Benny also says a few words!

Of course, there's really hot fun when Sophie herself performs on this CD. Sure, she half-spoke, half-sang the lyrics; but nobody cared. These fun, suggestive songs usually gave the crowd quite a kick and Sophie loved to sing them in her unique style. Sophie truly was the last of the Red Hot Mamas!

Listen for Sophie on "It's Never Too Late (To Have A Little Fun);" she enjoys every minute of this; and the excellent musical arrangement helps the song along. Sophie makes no bones about it--romance is wonderful for seniors, too! "Vitamins, Hormones And Pills" is a hysterically funny number about how a woman can be turned off by how the doctors give shots men so they can have romance--but there's "no more romancing!" Sophie complains that the man now wants to make love quick before his vitamin shot wears off! "Vitamins, Hormones And Pills" is one of my favorite numbers on this CD.

"There's No Business Like That Certain Business" has a suggestive title that I'm sure you can figure out for yourselves; Sophie delivers this with style and confidence and the piano arrangement couldn't have been better! The "dream sequence" also has Sophie delivering such classics as "In The Good Old Summertime" and "Darktown Strutter's Ball;" these songs enchant me when Sophie belts them out!

Sophie then sings "My Yiddishe Momme" herself; and she makes it clear why this is one of her best loved songs when she sings it. Listen also for Sophie to return to her usual sassy tunes with her doing "Never Let The Same Dog Bite You Twice" with a mighty fine orchestra accompaniment. Sophie also delivers "I'm Living Alone And I Like It" with great confidence and energy.

"Sophie Tucker For President" is an amusing, funny number that Sophie does to perfection; and the CD ends with "The Middle Age Mambo." "The Middle Age Mambo" is sure to make you laugh; it's so good!

Overall, Sophie Tucker had quite a career--and much was still to come even when this was recorded. This excellent CD proves that Sophie Tucker had a talent that was completely irresistible; and we are better off for her sharing her gift with us.