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  Annette Hanshaw's Pseudonym's
 

It was very common to use pseudonym's
during the 1920's and early 30's.  Annette used a large number of pseudonym's.
It has been attributed to Moe Synder and his influence with Columbia studios that
was attributed with a large number of these.  However, it may have been just the
studios that wanted to make "more" records and sell them without "making" more
product.  I have heard from Frank Hanshaw (Annette's nephew)
that Moe Snyder (Ruth Etting's husband) did go into Columbia studios
and tell them that "Ruth" was their star and he didn't want Annette on their label.
Whatever the case, even Annette didn't know all of the pseudonym's that
were attributed to her.  Not only did she have different pseudonyms
in the United States, she had completely different pseudonym's in England.  Also,
it was not a very good secret either.  I have a newspaper clipping
from the time listing all the known psedonym's that she was using at the time.
Perhaps it was all part of the "game".  The earliest recorded listing I have for the use of
psedonyms starts in November 22, 1928 with the cuts "I wanna be loved
by you", and Is There Anything Wrong With That?"

Here then is a run down of the different psedonym's that the record companies
used for Annette.


 

 
 

Pseudonym Label
 Dot Dare Harmony Label

Cuts:  I Wanna Be Loved By You
Cuts:  Is There Anything Wrong in That?
Cuts:  I Faw Down and Go Boom!
Cuts:  Don't Be Like That

Patsy Young Velvet Tone Label

Cuts:  I Wanna Be Loved By You
Cuts:  Is There Anything Wrong in That?
Cuts:  I Faw Down and Go Boom!
Cuts:  Don't Be Like That

Leila Sanford (in England) Ariel 

Cuts:  If I Can't Have You

Janet Shaw Parlophone

Cuts:  Cooking Breakfast for the One I love
Cuts:  When a Man Loves a Woman

Marion Lee (in England) Mayfair Label

cuts:  Fit as a Fiddle

Betty Lloyd (in England) EBW 5561

Cuts:  Moon Song
Cuts:  Twenty Million People

Ethel Bingham (in England) Key Label

Cuts:  Moon Song
Cuts:  Twenty Million People