Rube Bloom

Rube Bloom was a major songwriter whose roots are in jazz. Bloom, a self-taught pianist who began his career as an accompanist for vaudeville in 1919. He recorded regularly in jazz settings between 1924 and 31. This included with the Sioux City Six (Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra), Red Nichols (Bix Beiderbecke), Joe Venuti, Joe Venuti, and the Dorsey brothers. Six tunes were recorded by him, including “The Man From The South”, with his Bayou Boys (which included Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman) in 1930. Bloom was also a notable novelty ragtime composer, pianist and pianist. He recorded 23 piano solos in 1926-28 and four more in 1934 in this idiom, including “Soliloquy”, which would also be recorded and recorded by Duke Ellington. His future lies in the writing of popular songs. Bloom wrote such future standards as “Give Me The Simple Life,” and “Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me,” and also “Truckin’,” and “Fools Rush In,” and “Stay on The Right Side, Sister,” and “Penthouse Serenade.” He also wrote the music score to “Wake Up And Dream” and instructional books for piano. Although he was still a prolific songwriter, Rube Bloom stopped recording in jazz after 1934. Allmusic

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