If Your Kisses Can’t Hold…

Where does pianist Ethan Uslan find these gems? Another goody from our evening in the WGBH Fraser Performance Studio called “Downton Abbey Meets The Jazz Age.” exploring some music of the era, and featuring soprano Melinda Whittington.

His is a great – and surprinsingly risque! –  tune from 1925 by MR. Vivian Ellis, a beloved Brit composer of the musical stage who’s barely known stateside.   Save for this tune, thanks to it being in the repertoire of the “Last of the Red Hot Mamas” Sophie Tucker