“Ooh! Hoo! You-Hoo!”
Johnny Hamp And His Orchestra; Andrew Freeman, vocal
June 5, 1931 (Victor 22730-B)
Here’s a catchy tune from the Great Depression that didn’t seem to have enjoyed much commercial success despite having been written by Harry M. Woods, a prolific composer who was responsible for many well-known songs of the 1920s and 1930s.
Indeed, this recording by the Johnny Hamp Orchestra is the only one that I was able to find reference to in either the USA or the UK – a bit surprising for a song by a famous composer of songs as well-known as “When the Red, Red Robin (Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along),” “I’m Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover,” and Rudy Vallee’s theme song “Heigh-Ho, Everybody, Heigh-Ho” which was performed weekly on his top rated network radio program.