BDW 8038 | Grey Gull Rarities

A selection of hot sides released by Grey Gull from 1924-30, featuring Leroy Smith’s Orchestra, Thomas Morris, Mike Mosiello and Andy Sannella. Includes the complete “Memphis Jazzers” session, the trumpet on which was once ascribed to King Oliver.

Single, $18.00

 

 

Leroy Smith’s Dance Orchestra

Leroy Smith (vln) dir. probably Frank Belt-Pike Davis (t), Robert Lewis (tb), Emerson Harper (cl,as,oboe), Harold Henson (as,vc,sb), Stan Peters (ts,bsn), Harry Brooks (p), Sam Speed (bjo), unknown (bb), Edward Beeler (d).
New York, c. September, 1924

1. 2017-B Harlem’s Araby (—)               Nadsco 1283

International Dance Orchestra

Unknown (c), (tb), (cl), (p), (bjo), (bb), (d).
New York, c. October, 1924

2. 3540-A Copenhagen (Melrose-Davis)          Amco 1251

Original Dixie Rag Pickers

2 unknown (t), (tb), (cl,as), (as,ts), (p), (bjo), (bb), (d).
New York, c. July-August, 1925

3. 3678-B Strut Your Jones (Alter)                 Globe 1296

Universal Dance Orchestra

Possibly Mike Mosiello (t), unknown (vln), unknown (p), unknown (bjo), unknown (d), unknown (sp).
New York, c. February, 1927

4. 2327-B Pepper Blues (Maguire)-sp           Madison 1620

The Hilltoppers

Unknown (t), (tb), (cl,as,bar), (p), (bjo), (d).
New York, c. October, 1927

5. 2727-B Tiger Rag (Carmichael & Mills)      Grey Gull 12000

Nashville Jazzers

Thomas Morris (c), Bob Fuller (cl), unknown (as), ?Mike Jackson (p), unknown (bjo).
New York, c. late 1927

6. 102 St. Louis Blues (Handy)                        Madison 50001

Grey Gull House Band

Mike Mosiello (t), probably Charlie Butterfield (tb), unknown (cl,oboe), Andy Sannella (cl,as,gtr), possibly Al Duffy (vln), probably Charlie Magnante (pac), probably John Cali (bjo), unknown (bb), Vaughn de Leath-Jerry White (v).
New York, c. June, 1929

7. 3517-B   It’s Tight Like That (Dorsey, Whittaker)-vVdL      Van Dyke 33025
8. 3518-     Sweet Little Sis (Sannella)-vJW                           Madison 50024

Mike Mosiello (t), probably Tommy Dorsey (tb), Andy Sannella (cl,as), possibly Al Duffy (vln), probably Charlie Magnante (pac), unknown (p), probably Carl Kress (gtr), George Hamilton Green or Joe Green (d,x).
New York, c. June, 1929

9.  3570-B  Sweetheart It’s You (Mosiello)             Van Dyke 81891
10. 3572-A  Stomp Along (Mosiello)                       Phonycord 563
11.  3573-A  Wow-Wow Blues (Mosiello)                 Goodson 156

As above, with possibly Charlie Butterfield (tb) replacing Dorsey; unknown (bb) added. Arthur Fields (v).
New York, c. early 1930

12. 223-A St. James Infirmary Blues (—)-vAF         Madison 50047

Sam Lanin and His Orchestra

Mannie Klein (t), Tommy Dorsey (tb), unknown (cl,as), possibly Al Duffy (vln), probably Charlie Magnante (pac), unknown (p), unknown (bb), unknown (d), Frank Luther (v).
New York, c. April, 1930

13. 3997-B The Free And Easy (Ahlert,Turk)-vFL      Goodson 215

Similar; Irving Kaufman (v).
New York, c. April, 1930

14. 4070-B Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (Dubin, Burke)-vIK      Van Dyke 81880

Nick Nichols and His Orchestra

Jack Cox and another (t), (tb), 2 (as), (ts), (p), (bjo), (bb), (d), (v).
New York, c. October, 1929

15. 3700-A Breakin’ A Leg (Andrews)-v               Van Dyke 81820

Memphis Jazzers

Unknown band, probably black, composed of (t), 2 unknown (cl,as), ? Porter Grainger (p), unknown (v).
New York, c. November, 1929
16. 3741-A   Don’t Know And Don’t Care (Grainger)            Van Dyke 71803
17. 3742-B   Ev’rybody Dance (Porter, Grainger) (sic)-v        Van Dyke 81816
18. 3743-B   Miss Golden Brown (Grainger)                         Supreme 1805
19. 3744-B   In Harlem’s Araby (Grainger)                            Piccadilly 494

Big Time Trio

Andy Sannella (cl,as), unknown (p), probably either George Hamilton Green or Joe Green (d,x), unknown (sp).
New York, c. December, 1929

20. 3775-B  Hot Moments (Green)-sp                                 Van Dyke 71811

Levee Syncopators

Unknown band, probably black, composed of (t), (cl,as), (as,ts), ?Claude Austin (p), (bjo).
New York, c. January 17, 1930
21.  3843-A  The Rackett (Austin)                                        Van Dyke 81843
22. 3844-A   The Harlem Stomp Down (Austin)               Radiex 1836

California Ramblers

Unknown (t), unknown (tb), possibly Carl Orech (cl,as), unknown (as,ts), unknown (p), unknown (bb), unknown (d), Smith Ballew (v).
New York, c. January 24, 1930

23. 3857-C Happy Days Are Here Again (Ager, Yellen)-vSB          Piccadilly 529

Alternate Takes:

Leroy Smith’s Dance Orchestra

Leroy Smith (vln) dir. probably Frank Belt-Pike Davis (t), Robert Lewis (tb), Emerson Harper (cl,as,oboe), Harold Henson (as,vc,sb), Stan Peters (ts,bsn), Harry Brooks (p), Sam Speed (bjo), unknown (bb), Edward Beeler (d).
New York, c. September, 1924

24. T2017-2 Harlem’s Araby (Trent-Waller)          Up-To-Date 2016

Nashville Jazzers

Thomas Morris (c), Bob Fuller (cl), unknown (as), ?Mike Jackson (p), unknown (bjo).
New York, c. late 1927

25. 102-B St. Louis Blues (Handy)                       Madison 50001

Levee Syncopators

Unknown band, probably black, composed of (t), (cl,as), (as), ? Claude Austin (p), (bjo).
New York, c. January 17, 1930

26. 3843-B    The Rackett (Austin)                                          Madison 6002
27. 3844-alt  The Harlem Stomp Down (Claude, Austin)     Radiex 945