One of the enduring blessings of having been born in the so-called GOLDEN AGE OF POPULAR MUSIC is that I grew up with with music which has stood the test of time (if not of popularity). It was a time rich in great songs performed by great musicians and vocalists, & written by the likes of George & Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Oscar Hammerstein II,and many others.
Female songwriters were scarcer in those days than role model GOP politicians these days….but among those rare few were two born on the 3rd day of December in 1898 and 1909, and a third not born on Dec. 3, but in the same time period. Today, I’d like to celebrate tomorrow’s birthday of ALBERTA NICHOLS and DANA SUESSE (as well as the whenever birthday* of KAY SWIFT) with one of each of their songs.
*different sources give…
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