Each month our panel of experts picks a different National Jukebox selection to highlight.
This month’s selection:
"Rah! Rah! Rah!" sung by the Peerless Quartet, recorded April 21, 1908 (Victor 6011).
Produced by Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., “The Soul Kiss” opened in January 1908 and closed the following May. It boasted an enormous cast that included stage characterizations of artists Fay Templeton, Maud Adams, and Ethel Barrymore (portrayed by Marguerite Lane, Elaine Gordon, and Dos Howard, respectively).
“Rah! Rah! Rah!” – a paean to cheerleading, is sung by the Peerless Quartet, complete with some ear-catching a cappella sections. The verses are sung by bass-baritone Frank C. Stanley, who managed to sound both solemn and droll at the same time.