*Ramona Davies*~Ah, The Moon Is Here~

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Ramona Davies, usually billed as Ramona and her Grand Piano was a sophisticated cabaret singer and pianist, most popular in the 1930s.
Born Ramona Myers on March 11, 1909 (or 1910) in Cincinnati, Ohio, was vocalist and pianist for Paul Whiteman's Orchestra from 1932-1937. She played mildly jazz-influenced piano and sang songs in a deep-voiced, sophisticated style. She was sometimes featured by Whiteman with a small jazz group within the band.
Prior to joining Whiteman, she had her own radio show in Cincinnati and also worked with Don Bestor. She performed on Whiteman's radio show in 1933, Al Jolson radio show in 1933-34 and the Kraft Music Hall in late 1934 through early 1935 (before Bing Crosby took over the radio program in 1936). She was featured with the Whiteman band in the 20th Century-Fox 1935 film Thanks A Million.
She left Whiteman's band in 1937 and worked as a single. In the late 30's, she led a male big band.
This wonderful song was recorded in 1933.

9 comments

Thank you Curt...when I found this great old song I knew it would be perfect for this month's moon video! :-) Hope you had a great Monday!
By Ginny Karyn (gigi129) 5 years ago
Thank you Petra, I love this great old song myself and I am pleased you liked my photos of the moon!
By Ginny Karyn (gigi129) 5 years ago
Blakie, Thank you for the additional information :-) And for the great comment and rating.
By Ginny Karyn (gigi129) 5 years ago
Ramona was the greatest. This peppy Sammy Fain tune was used to good effect in the early 1930s musical, "Footlight Parade."
By Boston Blackie 5 years ago
Patrick, When I found this song I knew it was perfect for my latest moon pictures...I am so glad you loved this!! THANK YOU :-)))
By Ginny Karyn (gigi129) 5 years ago
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