BDW 8039 | Paramount Hot Dance Obscurities Volume 1

Rare sides recorded by the New York Recording Laboratories for issue on its Broadway and Paramount labels. Includes the best of the sides recorded by Bill Haid’s Cubs and related bands such as the Midnight Serenaders, Castle Farms Serenaders and The Black Pirates. Extensive liner notes by Paramount researcher Alex van der Tuuk and 1920s jazz expert Joel O’Sickey.

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Zackie Moore’s Illi-Noisy Seven

Unknown (t), (tb), (cl,as), (as,bar), (p), (bb), (d).
Chicago, c. September, 1927

1. 20091-1  Blue River (Bryan-Meyer)                   Broadway 1109

Bill Haid ‘s Cubs

Bill Haid (bjo,gtr) directing probably Bob Pope (t), probably Rex Downing (tb), probably Harold Thiell or John Thiell (as), unknown (ts), unknown (p), unknown (bb), unknown (d), George Moore (v).
Chicago, c. July, 1928

2. 20707-2  Slue Foot (—)-vGM                                                            Broadway 1187
3. 20710-2   I’m Walking Between The Raindrops (—)-vGM             Broadway 1188
4. 20711-3    Lonely Little Bluebird (—)-vGM                                       Broadway 1187

Same; one of the reedmen doubles on clarinet; Frank Wells (v).
Chicago, c. July, 1928

5. 20741-3   Blue Grass (DeSylva-Brown-Henderson)-vFW                                                    Paramount 20642
6. 20742-3  Hold Everything Here Comes My Girl (Fred Rose-Dudley Mecum)-vFW         Paramount 20642

Same; J. Allen (v).
Chicago, c. July, 1928

7. 20758-1  Picking Cotton (—)-vJA                 Broadway 1205

Midnight Serenaders

Probably Andy Pedulla-Bill Mach (t), Frank Lhotak (tb), Eddie Obermiller (cl), Stanley Norris (as), Art Cope (cl,ts,vln), Benny Sans (p), Bill Haid, (bjo,gtr), Harry Tropper (bb), Tony Monico (d).
Chicago, c. July, 1928

8. 20765-2  When Sweet Susie Goes Stepping By (Kaufman- Kelly-Bibo)                 Broadway 1216

Bill Haid’s Cubs

Personnel probably as above; J. Allen (v).
Chicago, c. August, 1928

9.   20789-1   Tin Roof Blues (—)                   Broadway 1216
10. 20791-3    Crazy Rhythm (—)-vJA            Broadway 1206
11.  20792-2    Blue Shadows (—)-vJA           Broadway 1207

Similar; unknown (v).
Chicago, c. August, 1928

12. 20814-1   Good Girl (—)-v                         Broadway 1211

Similar; Diana Dell (v).
Chicago, c. August, 1928

13. 20822-2  Some Of These Days (Shelton Brooks)-vDD           Broadway 1218

Bill Haid (bjo,gtr) directing probably Bob Pope (t), unknown (tb), probably Harold Thiell or John Thiell (cl,as), unknown (ts), unknown (bcl) where noted, unknown (bsx) where noted, unknown (vln), unknown (p), unknown (bb), unknown (d), Diana Dell-George Moore (v).
Chicago, c. September, 1928

14. 20828-2  Taint So Honey Taint So (Willard Robinson) (sic)-vFW, bsx         Broadway 1215
15. 20829-1   A Good Man Is Hard To Find (—)-vDD, bcl                                    Broadway 1217

Bill Haid (bjo,gtr) directing probably Bob Pope (t), Rex Downing (tb), unknown (cl,as), unknown (ts), unknown (bsx) where noted, unknown (p), unknown (vln), unknown (stg) where noted, probably Elmer Krebs (bb), possibly William Paley (d), Frank Wells-unknown (v).
Chicago, c. September, 1928

16. 20848-1   Shake It Down (Williams-Urquhart)-vFW-?         Broadway 1220
17. 20849-3   Weary Weasel (—)                                                 Broadway 1220
18. 20850-2  Chili Blues (—)-bsx, stg                                         Broadway 1219

Bill Haid (bjo,gtr) directing probably Bob Pope (t), probably Rex Downing (tb), probably Harold Thiell or John Thiell (cl,as), (cl,ts), (p), (bb), (d), Diana Dell-Frank Wells (v).
Chicago, c. October, 1928

19.  20924-2   Tennessee Lazy (Joe Saunders) (sic)                                     Broadway 1227
20. 20926-2   High Up On A Hill-top (Baer-Whiting-Campbell)-vFW      Broadway 1227
21.  20927-2   You Took Advantage Of Me (Richard Rogers) (sic)-vDD     Broadway 1228

The Black Pirates

Probably a different group altogether, possibly drawn from Ray Miller’s Orchestra, composed of (t), (tb), (cl,as), (cl,ts), (p), probably Bill Haid (bjo,gtr), (bb), (d), H. Greenwood (v).
Chicago, c. October, 1928

22. 20950-2   My Old Girl’s My New Girl Now (—)-vHG       Broadway 1230
23. 20952-3   Roll Up The Carpets (—)                                  Broadway 1230

Bill Haid ‘s Cubs

Bill Haid (bjo,gtr) directing unknown (t), (tb), (cl,as), (cl,ts), (p), (bb), (d), Erwin Taylor (v).
Chicago, c. December, 1928

24. 21032-2   Me And The Man In The Moon (Leslie and Monaco)-vET           Broadway 1235
25. 21033-2   Where The Shy Little Violets Grow (Kahn and Warren)-vET       Broadway 1234

Harold Menning and His Orchestra

Harold Menning (sb) dir. Ted Carlson (t), Abe Belling (t,mel), Jack Reseton (tb,arr), Norbert Stammer (cl,as,ts), John Garnett (cl,as,ss,ts,bar,arr), Hugo Weinfurter (cl,ts), Leo Steck (vln), Dick “Decks” Booth (p), Joe Daley (bjo,gtr), Harold “Bud” Pardee or Wilmer La Ford (d), Erwin Taylor (v).
Chicago, c. December, 1928

26. 21059-3   My Suppressed Desire (Ned Miller-Chester Cohn)-vET&chorus  Broadway 1240