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Though scarcely remembered today, she was once referred to as the "First Lady of Radio" and later as "The Original Radio Girl." Her crooning style of singing caught on and this was later picked up by the likes of Bing Crosby and Rudy Vallee, and then later by Frank Sinatra. In a studio too small to include a piano or other musical instruments, she stepped up to the microphone and sang, a capella, "Swanee River." It was at that moment that she earned the position of the first person whose singing voice was heard on the air. In these early days of radio, she was known for her perseverance. According to Variety magazine, "She was known for her ability to entertain for long periods." In the early days of radio, two or three performances might furnish an entire evenings entertainment.
Vaughn De Leath recorded for Edison throughout the 1920’s and these recording were taken from some of the last recordings made for Edison in 1928 and 1929 on the "Lateral Cut" series.
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