Below is the oldest video at You Tube of Me and My Shadow, sung by someone I've never heard of, Whispering Jack Smith. This is, according to Iskorecki who posted it, "the definitive version: the greatest of the original recordings of this al jolson song (1927)."
I love old recordings from the first decades of the 1900s. It fascinates me hearing the voices and comparing them to the voices of today. The singing styles have changed dramatically, but I can still imagine the thrill it was to hear those artists, the rock-stars of their time. I like to imagine the lives of the people whose daily lives were brightened by the popular music of the day. And I wonder if the artists themselves ever envisioned their efforts would still be appreciated eight decades later..........
You know what current artists I can see doing Me and My Shadow in concert?
This guy, definitely.
And maybe this guy.