I don't know about you, but a name or place or fragment of music is often the first thing that occurs to me as I slowly wake in the morning. I know, at that moment, I am the one and only person on the entire planet thinking this thought. This morning I flashed on Eva Tanguay.
Eva Tanguay (8/1/1878-1/11/1947) was a famous singer of the 1900's, remembered for her brassy, self-confident songs that symbolized the emancipated woman, such as "It's All Been Done Before, But Not The Way I Do It", "I Want Someone To Go Wild With Me", "Go As Far As You Like", and (perhaps my favorite)"That's Why They Call Me Tobasco". Her most famous song was "I Don't Care" which she pronounced "caye-uh".
These are just two of her many publicity pictures. How the women of that era could endure the agony of that corset is and always will be a mystery.