BDW 8042 | Ben Pollack Volume 6

Rare sides recorded in 1928 and 1929 by the so-called “Whoopee Makers” for dime store labels. This band is a contingent from the Ben Pollack Orchestra, and features Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden and Jimmy McPartland. Mastered from the best available copies of the original discs, this set includes many sides never re-issued before. Extensive liner notes by Joe Showler.

Single, $18.00

 

 

The Whoopee Makers

Probably Manny Klein (t), Jack Teagarden (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), unknown (ts), possibly Matty Malneck (vln), possibly Frank Signorelli (p), (bjo), (bb), Ray Bauduc (d), Irving Mills (as Erwin Magee on Pathé 36924) (v).
New York, c. November 16, 1928

1. 108485-2    Cause I’m In Love (Signorelli-Malneck-Mills)-vIM            Pathé 36924
2. 108486-1    Digga Digga Do (Fields-McHugh)-vIM                             Cameo 9004

Jimmy McPartland-Al Harris (t), Jack Teagarden (tb,sp), Benny Goodman (cl,as), Gil Rodin (as), Larry Binyon (ts), Vic Briedis (p), Dick Morgan (bjo), Harry Goodman (bb), Ray Bauduc (d).
New York, c. November 23, 1928

3. 108513-1 Whoopee Stomp (Terry-Mills)                           Perfect 15096
4. 108514-2 Baby (Fields-McHugh)                                      Perfect 15111
5. 108515-2 Bugle Call Rag (Schoebel-Meyers)-spJT         Perfect 15126

As above; Larry Binyon doubles on clarinet; Dick McPartland (bjo,g) replaces Morgan; Claude Reese (v).
New York, c. December 23, 1928

6. 3579-B   Blue Little You (Palmer-Mills)-vCR                 Cameo 9041
7. 3580-B   A Japanese Dream (Fields-McHugh)-vCR    Cameo 9043
8. 3581-C   Hungry For Love (Valentine-Mills)-vCR          Cameo 9042

Jimmy McPartland-Al Harris (t), Jack Teagarden (tb), Benny Goodman (cl,as), Gil Rodin (as), Larry Binyon (ts), Vic Briedis (p,cel), Dick Morgan (bjo,v), Harry Goodman (bb), Ray Bauduc (d), Mildred Roselle (v).
New York, c. December 27, 1928

9.   108565-3   Futuristic Rhythm (McHugh-Fields)-vMR                       Perfect 15125
10. 108566-1    Out Where The Blues Begin (McHugh-Fields)-vMR       Perfect 15125
11.  108567-1    Railroad Man (Schoebel-Meyers)-vDM                            Cameo 9048

Al Harris-Jimmy McPartland (t), Jack Teagarden (tb), Benny Goodman (cl,as), Gil Rodin (as), Larry Binyon (ts), Vic Briedis (p), Dick Morgan (bjo), Harry Goodman (bb), Ray Bauduc (d), Claude Reese (v).
New York, c. January 15, 1929

12. 3620-B  I Wonder Where Mary Is Tonight? (Wallace-Parish)-vCR            Cameo 9087
13. 3621-C   There’s Something New ‘Bout The Old Moon Tonight (Hoffman-Valentine-Mills)-vCR            Cameo 9085
14. 3622-C  Mexicali Moon (Valentine-Mills)-vCR                                            Cameo 9072

Jimmy McPartland (t), Glenn Miller (tb), Benny Goodman (cl,as), Larry Binyon (ts), Vic Briedis (p), Dick Morgan (gtr,v), Harry Goodman (bb), Ray Bauduc (d).
New York, January 18, 1929

15. 8477-2   Shirt Tail Stomp (Goodman)     Domino 4274
16. 8478-2   Icky Blues (Rodin)-vDM             Regal 8723

Jimmy McPartland (c), probably Al Harris (t), Jack Teagarden (tb,sp), Benny Goodman (cl), Gil Rodin (as), Larry Binyon (ts), Vic Briedis (p), Dick Morgan (bjo), Harry Goodman (bb), Ray Bauduc (d).
New York, February 11, 1929
17.  8541-1   It’s Tight Like That (Dorsay-Whittaker)-spJT         Jewel 5520
18. 8542-1   Four Or Five Times (Hellman-Gay)                        Jewel 5520

Alternate Takes

Same personnel as tracks 1-2.
New York, c. November 16, 1928

19. 108486-2   Digga Digga Do (Fields-McHugh)-vIM      Romeo 808

Same personnel as tracks 3-5.
New York, c. November 23, 1928

20. 3514-A    Whoopee Stomp (Terry-Mills)            Romeo 834

Same personnel as tracks 15-16.
New York, January 18, 1929

21.  8477-3   Shirt Tail Stomp (Goodman)              Sunbeam (LP) 141
22. 8478-3   Icky Blues (Rodin)-vDM                       Banner 6323

Same personnel as tracks 17-18.
New York, February 11, 1929

23. 8541-2    It’s Tight Like That (Dorsay-Whittaker)-spJT          Regal 8726
24. 8542-2   Four Or Five Times (Hellman-Gay)                         Regal 8723