The Velvet Sirens created a delightful and fun music video to accompany their performance of the 1918 popular standard "After You've Gone," by Turner Layton and Henry Creamer.
"Broad and High" An artist public interest show produced by The Greater Columbus Arts Council and Ohio Public Television
The Velvet Sirens perform the 1933 hit "Stormy Weather," written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler. Ethel Waters first performed the song at The Cotton Club in Harlem in 1933. In 1943, Lena Horne sang the song in the film of the same name.
"Good Morning Heartache" was released in 1946 and was originally recorded by Billie Holiday for Decca Records. The song was written by Irene Higgenbotham, Ervin Drake, and Dan Fisher. Bill Stegmeyer and his Orchestra worked with Lady Day to complete the historic recording session.
The Velvet Sirens perform the 1926 standard, "Bye Bye Blackbird." The song was written by Ray Henderson with lyrics by Mort Dixon. Josephine Baker immortalized the song in her European performances. For a period during WWII, the song was co-opted and altered by the Nazi Propaganda Machine in an attempt to demoralize the Allied Forces.
"Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" was written by Sam Stept and Sidney Clare in 1930. As the traditional standard with which The Velvet Sirens end their shows, the song has an illustrious performance legacy including Ethel Waters, Billie Holiday and Dean Martin. The song was sung by Norma Shearer's character Mary Haines in the 1939 film, The Women and even by "crooner" Michigan J. Frog in the 1955 Warner Bros. animated short, One Froggy Evening.