“You’ll Do It Someday (So Why Not Now)”
(Edison 52108-L) September 26, 1927
Rudy Vallee’s First Recording 1927 – A very rare electrically recorded Edison Diamond Disc that was generously donated to Early 1900s Music Preservation to be digitized for airplay on Radio Dismuke.
This is Rudy Vallee’s first ever commercial recording performing with Les Laden’s Yale Collegians, a college band that Vallee was part of while a student at Yale University. On this record he plays the clarinet and alto saxophone and is part of the vocal trio in which his unique voice can be clearly made out. In 1929 Vallee would record this song again, singing solo, with his own band, The Connecticut Yankees. You can also find on YouTube a nice film clip of Vallee performing this with the Yale Collegians.
Not only is this record historic – it is VERY cool with a great jazzy tempo.