[Dixielandjazz] A Good Man Is hard To Find

Bill Haesler bhaesler at bigpond.net.au
Fri Sep 19 00:04:57 PDT 2008

Stephen G Barbone wrote [in part]:
> Besides Bessie Smith and Sophie Tucker, "A Good Man Is Hard To Find"  
> has been recorded by lots of folks

Dear Steve,
A good email list to go on with.
This song was composed by Eddie Green in 1918 but did Sophie Tucker  
ever record it?
Was it her theme song, as some 'authorities' say, or another musical  
urban myth if repeated often enough becomes a fact?
So far, I have been unable to find any recorded version of this  
popular song made by Sophie Tucker, nor any reliable reference to back  
up the 'theme song' claim.
"Some Of These Days" was HER big hit.
I have most of Sophie Tucker's records, but not "A Good Man Is Hard To  
I've also combed the song reference books and discographies.
Please, someone (Dave Richoux or Fred Spencer) prove me wrong.
Kind regards,

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