Hi folks! I was off last week after an unexpected back injury. I’m doing much better now, and I’m back to post my “Song of the week”.
“Love Me or Leave Me” is one of my favorites from this time period. It’s been used in many different ways over the years, and usually it’s been performed in 4 at a much slower tempo. While it sounds fine at that tempo, it actually was written in 2. For all the non-musicians out there, this is more of a “dance” tempo which was typical of 1920′s music. I’ve actually liked singing it at the faster tempo, and will more than likely perform it on the road in this way.
Here’s a great recording from 1929 of the song in this faster tempo sung by Scrappy Lambert (I love that name). It’s fun to also see the old Victrola in this video as well.