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Sweet Man

Ethel Waters


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Feat. Bill Benford


Recorded in New York City during October of 1925 featuring Ethel Waters vocals, accompanied by Harry Tate and Horace Holmes cornets, Lester Armstead piano, Ralph Jones violin, Maceo Jefferson banjo, Bill Benford tuba, and Jesse Baltimore drums, with unknown trombone & reeds.

*"Sweet Man" was composed by Maceo Pinkard, with lyric by Roy Turk.

Ethel Waters began performing at the Plantation Club on Broadway in 1924 in addition to touring the south with the "Black Swan Dance Masters". Switching to Columbia Records the following year, this song would prove to be a huge commercial success backed with her popular slow version of "Dinah".

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