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Adrian Rollini, 1929-34 (2 CD Set)

This set includes some of Rollini's obscure sides from 1929 and 1930, as well as all of his studio band recordings from 1933 to May 1934. Featured musicians include Bunny Berigan, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Arthur Rollini, Jimmy Dorsey, Max Kaminsky, Bud Freeman and others.

DISC 1

The Singing Boys & Their Novelty Orch.

Smith Ballew-Cyril Pitts-Tom Muir (v) accompanied by Pete Pumiglio (cl), Adrian Rollini (bsx), possibly Al Duffy (vln), Tommy Felline (g), Stan King (d).
New York, March 5, 1929
1. 148018-3 You’ll Recognize My Baby (Cohn, Miller and Jacoby) Velvet Tone 2087-V


Jack Miller

Jack Miller (v) accompanied by The New Englanders: Tommy Gott (t), possibly Charlie Butterfield (tb), 2 (reeds), Adrian Rollini (bsx), Ben Selvin (vln), Arthur Schutt (p), possibly Stan King (d).
New York, March 1, 1930
2. 150047-2 The Moon Is Low (Brown and Freed) Velvet Tone 2125-V


Ben Selvin and His Orchestra

Manny Klein-Bob Effros (t), Tommy Dorsey (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Louis Martin (as), Joe Dubin (ts), Adrian Rollini (bsx), Ben Selvin (vln), Rube Bloom (p), Carl Kress (g), Hank Stern (bb), Stan King (d).
New York, March 3, 1930
3. 100378-1 Let Me Sing - And I’m Happy (Berlin) Diva 3137-G


George Posnack and His Orchestra

Unknown 2 (t), (tb), 2 (cl,as), Adrian Rollini (bsx,gfs), (vln), (bjo), (d).
New York, c. April, 1930
4. 2377-1 Black Horse (Tarto) QRS Q-1051


Tom Clines and His Music

Tom Clines directing probably Norman Lanning-Al Riddle-Ferdie Stumph (cl,as,ts), Adrian Rollini (bsx), Fritz Prospero (vln), Herman Mahr (p), Art Mahon (bjo,g), Ed Radel (bb), Laurence Condon (d), Jack Carney (v).
New York, April, 1930
5. E-32600 The “Free And Easy” (Turk-Ahlert)-vJC Brunswick 4769


New York, May, 1930
6. E-32837 You Darlin’ (Woods)-vJC Brunswick 4814


Unknown (tb) added.
New York, July 17, 1930
7. E-33440 Just A Little Closer (Johnson-Meyer)-vJC Brunswick 4865


New York, September 29, 1930
8. E-34649 What’s The Use Of Living Without Love (McCarthy-Hanley)-vJC Brunswick 4941


Freddie Martin and His Orchestra

Freddie Martin (cl,ts) directing unknown (t), Elmer Rehmus (tb), Elmer Feldkamp (cl,as,v), Joe Poretta-Jack Condon (cl,as), Adrian Rollini (bsx), Al Wagner-Ross Dickson-Bennie Eaton (vln), Terry Shand and/or Bobby van Eps (p), George van Eps (g), George Green (sb), Eddie Schaff (d).
New York, January 16, 1933
9. 12883-1 When The Morning Rolls Around (Woods-Campbell- Connelly)-vEF Oriole 2635


Adrian Rollini and His Orchestra

Manny Klein (t), Tommy Dorsey (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Arthur Rollini (ts), Adrian Rollini (bsx,gfs,vib,x), Joe Venuti (vln), Charlie Magnante (pac), Fulton McGrath (p), unknown (g), Art Miller (sb), unknown (d), Dick Robertson (v).
New York, February 14, 1933
10. 13049-1 Have You Ever Been Lonely? (Have You Ever Been Blue?) (Brown-DeRose)-vDR Melotone 91514
11. 13050-1 You’ve Got Me Crying Again (Newman- Jones)-vDR Decca F.3518
12. 13051-1 Hustlin’ And Bustlin’ For Baby (Harry Woods)-vDR Decca F.3518
13. 13052-1 You Must Believe Me (Tobias-Burke)-vDR Melotone 91514


Manny Klein (t), Tommy Dorsey (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Arthur Rollini (ts), Adrian Rollini (bsx,vib), Fulton McGrath (p), Dick McDonough (g), Herb Weil (d), Irene Beasley-Howard Phillips (v).
New York, June 12, 1933
14. 265131-2 Blue Prelude (Bishop and Jenkins)-vHP Parlophone R2515
15. 265132-2 Mississippi Basin (Razaf-Foresythe)-vIB Parlophone R2515
16. 265133-2 Charlie’s Home (---)-vHP Test
17. 265134-2 Happy As The Day Is Long (---)-vHP Test


Possibly Max Kaminsky (t), Al Philburn (tb), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Arthur Rollini (ts), Adrian Rollini (bsx,cel,vib), Fulton McGrath (p), Dick McDonough (g), Art Miller (sb), Herb Weil (d,v), Howard Phillips-Red McKenzie (v).
New York, July 29, 1933
18. 13663-1 Ah, But Is It Love? (Harburg-Gorney)-vHP Decca F.3702
19. 13664-2 I’ve Gotta Get Up And Go To Work (Herman Hupfeld)-vRM Perfect 15799
20. 13675-1 If I Had Somebody To Love (Hill-De Rose)-vHP Perfect 15805
21. 13676-1 Dream On (Tobias-Clare-Marks)-vRM Perfect 15805


Manny Klein (t), Al Philburn (tb), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Arthur Rollini (ts), Adrian Rollini (bsx,cel,vib), Fulton McGrath (p), Dick McDonough (g), Art Miller (sb), Herb Weil (d,v), Howard Phillips-Red McKenzie (v).
New York, September 14, 1933
22. 13999-1 By A Waterfall (Kahal-Fain)-vHW Perfect 15817
23. 14000-1 Sittin’ On A Backyard Fence (Kahal-Fain)-vHW Perfect 15817
24. 14001-1 I’ll Be Faithful (Washington-Wrubel)-vHW Perfect 15819
25. . 14002-1 Beloved (Kenny-Silver)-vHW Perfect 15819


DISC 2

Adrian Rollini and His Orchestra


Bunny Berigan (t), Al Philburn (tb), Benny Goodman (cl), Arthur Rollini (ts), Adrian Rollini (bsx,cel,vib), Fulton McGrath (p), Clay Bryson (g,v), Art Miller (sb), Herb Weil (d,v).
New York, October 16, 1933
1. 14147-1 You’ve Got Ev’rything (Kahn-Donaldson)-vHW Decca F.3796
2. 14148-1 And So, Good-bye (Allie Wrubel)-vHW Decca F.3796
3. 14152-1 Sweet Madness (Washington-Young)-vHW Oriole 2784
4. 14153-2 Savage Serenade (Herman Hupfeld)-vCB Decca F.3827


Bunny Berigan (t), Al Philburn (tb), Artie Shaw (cl), Arthur Rollini (ts), Adrian Rollini (bsx,cel,vib), Fulton McGrath (p), Dick McDonough (g), Art Miller (sb), Herb Weil (d,v), Jane Vance-Howard Phillips (v).
New York, November 24, 1933
5. 14378-1 Song Of Surrender (Dubin-Warren)-vHP Melotone M 12866
6. 14379-1 Coffee In The Morning (And Kisses In The Night) (Dubin-Warren)-vHP Melotone M 12866
7. 14380-1 Sittin’ On A Log (Pettin’ My Dog) (Gay-Confrey)-vJV Melotone M 12855
8. 14381-2 I Raised My Hat (Pola-Steininger)-vHW Melotone M 12855


Sterling Bose (t), Al Philburn (tb), Benny Goodman (cl), Arthur Rollini (ts), Adrian Rollini (bsx,cel,vib), Fulton McGrath (p), Clay Bryson (g,v), Art Miller (sb), Herb Weil (d,v).
New York, January 11, 1934
9. 14565-1 On The Wrong Side Of The Fence (Russell-Wrubel)-vHW Melotone M 12892
10. 14566-2 Ol’ Pappy (Neiburg-Symes-Levinson)-vHW Melotone M 12892
11. 14567-1 Who Walks In When I Walk Out (Hoffman-Goodhart-Freed)-vHW Melotone M 12893
12. 14568-1 Got The Jitters (Rose-Webster-Loeb)-vCB Melotone M 12893


Pat Circirello (t), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Charlie Barnet (ts), Adrian Rollini (bsx,gfs,vib), Fulton McGrath (p), Carl Kress (g), Gene Krupa (d), Chick Bullock (v).
New York, February 26, 1934
13. 14857-1 Keep On Doin’ What You’re Doin’ (Kalmar, Ruby)-vCB Brunswick 01750
14. 14858-1 Get Goin’ (Conrad, Oakland, Drake)-vCB Brunswick 01750
15. 14859-1 A Hundred Years From Today (Young-Washington-Young)-vCB Vocalion 2675


Pat Circirello (t), Al Philburn (tb), Artie Shaw (cl), Arthur Rollini (ts), Adrian Rollini (bsx,cel,vib), Fulton McGrath (p), Dick McDonough (g), Art Miller (sb), Herb Weil (d), Joey Nash (v).
New York, March 24, 1934
16. 14995-1 A Thousand Good Nights (Walter Donaldson)-vJN Vocalion 2672
17. 14996-1 Butterfingers (Irving Berlin)-vJN Vocalion 2672
18. 14997-1 Waitin’ At The Gate For Katy (Kahn,Whiting)-vJN Decca F.5009
19. 14997-2 Waitin’ At The Gate For Katy (Kahn-Whiting)-vJN Vocalion 2673
20. 14998-1 Little Did I Dream (Adamson, Lane)-vJN Decca F.5009
21. 14999-1 How Can It Be A Beautiful Day? (Kahn, Fiorito)-vJN Decca F.3967
22. 14999-2 How Can It Be A Beautiful Day? (Kahn-Fiorito)-vJN Vocalion 2675


Adrian’s Ramblers

Max Kaminsky (t), Milt Yaner (cl), Bud Freeman (ts), Adrian Rollini (bsx), Roy Bargy (p), Carl Kress (g), Mel Clark (sb), Stan King (d), Chick Bullock-Ella Logan (v).
New York, May 4, 1934
23. B-15165-A I’ve Got A Warm Spot In My Heart For You (Burke-Spina)-vCB Brunswick 6877
24. B-15166-A Why Don’t You Practice What You Preach (Sigler-Goodhart-Hoffman)-vCB Brunswick 6877
25. B-15167-A The Better To Love You, My Dear (David-Hoffman-Goodhart)-vCB Brunswick 6889
26. B-15168-A I Wish I Were Twins (Lange, Loesser, Meyer)-vEL Brunswick 01775


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