BDW 8034 | Original Indiana 5, Volume 4

The final instalment of our survey of this band’s output. As with earlier volumes, the booklet includes notes by Mike May, as well as rare, newly-found photographs.

Single, $18.00

 

 

Original Indiana Five

Tom Morton (d, k) dir. Tony Tortomas (t), Pete Pellizzi (tb), Nick Vitalo (cl,as), Harry Ford (p).
New York, October, 1926
1. 31021-1 Brown Pepper (—) NML 1186
2. 31022-2 Brown Sugar (Harry Berris) (sic) Bell 463
3. 31023-1 There Ain’t No Maybe In My Baby’s Eyes (Kahn-Egan-Donaldson) Bell 463

Unknown (bb) and possibly Tony Colucci (bjo) added.
New York, January, 1927
4. 7017-2 Indiana Shuffle (Indiana Five) Oriole 819
5. 7018-2 The Crawl (Indiana Five) Jewel 5002
6. 7019-1 Coffee Pot Blues (Indiana Five) Regal 8248

Unknown (bb) and ? Colucci (bjo) omitted.
New York, c. January, 1927
7. 31073-2 Memphis Blues (W.C. Handy) Bell 500
8. 31074-2 Thrown Down Blues (Signorelli) Emerson 3119
9. 31075-1 St. Louis Blues (W.C. Handy) Emerson 3119

Possibly Gus Fetterer (as) and Tony Colucci (bjo,gtr) added.
New York, April, 1927
10. 2407-D Some Of These Days (Shelton Brooks)-vTM Cameo 1138
11. 2408-C The Memphis Blues (W.C. Handy) Cameo 1138

Unknown (bsx) added.
New York, May, 1927
12. 7289-2 Some Of These Days (Shelton Brooks)-vTM Domino 3971
13. 7290-2 Sugar (Mitchell-Alexander-Pinkard)-vTM Oriole 926
14. 7291-2 Struttin’ Jerry (Harry Ford-Indiana Five) Domino 3997

Dixie Daisies

Unknown personnel consisting of 2 (t), (tb), (cl,as), (cl,ts), (p), (bjo), (bb), (d).
New York, c. May 23, 1927
15. 2475-A Stompin’ Fool (H. Ford and Indiana Five) Cameo 1168
16. 2476-A Indiana Mud (H. Ford and Indiana Five) Cameo 1168
Note: These sides seem to be by Sam Lanin and His Orchestra.

The Original Indiana Five

Tom Morton (d,v) dir. Tony Tortomas (t), Pete Pellizzi (tb), Nick Vitalo (cl,as), Harry Ford (p), possibly Tony Colucci (bjo,gtr).
New York, July 19, 1927
17. 7392-3 My Melancholy Baby (Norton-Burnett)-vTM Banner 7027
18. 7393-2 The Light House Blues (Schuster-Schuster-Yellman) Banner 6028
19. 7395-2 Rarin’ To Go (Indiana Five) Oriole 960

Bob Merwin (v).
New York, c. February 16, 1928
20. 2895-A Nobody’s Sweetheart (Kahn-Erdman-Meyers)-vBM Romeo 577
21. 2896-B Where Will I Be? (Cootes-Tortomas-Ford)-vBM Romeo 577

New York, February 17, 1928
22. 7790-3 Where Will I Be? (Coots-Tortman-Ford)-vBM Starr 10436
23. 7791-1 Moten Stomp (Bennie Moten) Banner 7084
24. 7800-2 Somebody’s Making A Fuss Over Somebody (Howard)-vBM Apex 8809