BDW 8043 | The Red Heads

A 3 CD set featuring the complete recordings of the Red Heads, including accompaniments to popular entertainers Cliff Edwards and J.C. Flippen. The set includes all known takes and insightful liner notes by noted Toronto pianist Reide Kaiser.

3-CDs, $48.00

 

 

Disc 1

Lanin’s Red Heads

Sam Lanin dir. Red Nichols (t), Miff Mole (tb), ?Clarence Heidke-Alfie Evans (cl,ss,as), George Slater (cl,ts), ?Bill Krenz (p), Tony Colucci (bjo), Joe Tarto (bb), Vic Berton (d). One of the reedmen doubles on baritone saxophone.
New York, February 26, 1925

1.  140397-1 Jimtown Blues (Charlie Davis)                      Columbia 327-D
2. 140398-2 King Porter Stomp (“Jelly Roll” Morton)      Columbia 327-D

New York, May 4, 1925

3. 140579-3 I Wouldn’t Be Where I Am If You Hadn’t Gone Away (Brown, Rose and Henderson)         Columbia 376-D
4. 140580-3 Flag That Train (To Alabam’) (Richmond, McPhail and Rothschild)                                     Columbia 376-D

Sam Lanin dir. Red Nichols (t), Miff Mole (tb), ?Clarence Heidke-Alfie Evans (cl,ss,as), George Slater (cl,ts), unknown (vln), unknown (p), Tony Colucci (bjo,g), Joe Tarto (bb), Vic Berton (d), Art Gillham (v). One of the reedmen doubles on C-melody saxophone.
New York, October 19, 1925

5. 141155-2 I’m “Gonna” Hang Around My Sugar (Palmer and Williams)              Columbia 483-D
6. 141156-3 Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue (Henderson, Lewis and Young)-vAG      Columbia 483-D

Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike) and His Hot Combination

Cliff Edwards (v,uke) acc. by Red Nichols (t), Miff Mole (tb), Bobby Davis (as) Fred Morrow (ts), Arthur Schutt or Irving Brodsky (p), Dick McDonough (bjo), unknown (bb), unknown (percussion).
New York, c. October, 1925

7. 106315-A Oh Lovey, Be Mine (Walter Donaldson)                         Actuelle 11039
8. 106316-A Say, Who Is That Baby Doll (Turk-Maceo-Pinkard)       Actuelle 11039

Unknown brass bass omitted.
New York, c. October, 1925

9.   106328 How She Loves Me Is Nobody’s Business (Gaskill-Mills)      Actuelle 11040
10. 106329 The Lonesomest Girl In Town (McHugh-Dubin)                   Actuelle 11040

Unknown brass bass returns.
New York, c. November, 1925

11. 106383 Remember (Irving Berlin)             Perfect 11597
12. 106384 Someone’s Stolen My Sweet, Sweet Baby (Brown-Clare-Pinkard)           Actuelle 11020

New York, c. November, 1925
13. 106396 Dreaming Of A Castle In The Air (Ward-Endor)           Actuelle 11037
14. 106397 How Can You Look So Good? (Chick Endor)               Actuelle 11037

The Red Heads

Red Nichols (t), Miff Mole (tb), possibly Bobby Davis-Fred Morrow (cl,as), Arthur Schutt (p), Vic Berton (d).
New York, c. November 13, 1925

15. 106400 Fallen Arches (Ponce, Van Loan)                Actuelle 11456
16. 106401 Nervous Charlie (Red Nichols)                    Perfect 14528
17. 106402 Headin’ For Louisville (Meyer, De Sylva)     Actuelle 11069

Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike) and His Hot Combination

Cliff Edwards (v,uke) acc. by Red Nichols (t), Miff Mole (tb), unknown (as), Arthur Schutt or Irving Brodsky (p), Nick Lucas or John Cali (bjo).
New York, c. November 20, 1925

18. 106434-A Dinah (Akst-Lewis-Young)                                    Actuelle 11085
19. 106435 Keep On Croonin’ A Tune (Fain-Weill-McHugh)    Actuelle 11085

Sam Lanin and His Orchestra

Red Nichols (t), Miff Mole (tb), Dick Johnson (cl), Fred Morrow (as), Lucien Smith (ts), unknown (p), possibly Nick Lucas (bjo), Joe Tarto (bb), Vic Berton (d), Arthur Hall (v).
New York, c. November 27, 1925

20. 106439  Clap Hands, Here Comes Charley! (Rose- MacDonald-Meyer)-vAH          Actuelle 11055
21.  106440  Spanish Shawl (Elmer Schoebel)                    Actuelle 11067
22. 106441   No Man’s Mama (Yellen-Pollack)                     Perfect 14544

Alternate Takes

Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike) and His Hot Combination

Cliff Edwards (v,uke) acc. by Red Nichols (t), Miff Mole (tb), Bobby Davis (as) Fred Morrow (ts), Arthur Schutt or Irving Brodsky (p), Dick McDonough (bjo), unknown (bb), unknown (percussion).
New York, c. October, 1925

23. 106315-B Oh Lovey, Be Mine (Walter Donaldson)                    Perfect 11593
24. 106316-B Say, Who Is That Baby Doll (Turk-Maceo-Pinkard)  Perfect 11593

Disc 2

Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike) and His Hot Combination

Cliff Edwards (v,uke) acc. by Red Nichols (t), Miff Mole (tb), unknown (as), Arthur Schutt or Irving Brodsky (p), Nick Lucas or John Cali (bjo), unknown (bb) as noted, probably Vic Berton (d,percussion).
New York, c. January, 1926

1. 106493 Sweet Child (Whiting-Lewis-Simon)                                  Perfect 11607
2. 106494-A I Want Somebody To Cheer Me Up (Kahn-Fiorito)      Perfect 11603
3. 106495-A Sometime (Kahn-Fiorito)-bb                                         Actuelle 11043

The Red Heads

Red Nichols (t), Miff Mole (tb), Alfie Evans (cl,as), Arthur Schutt (p), Vic Berton (d), Arthur Fields (v).
New York, c. February 4, 1926

4. 106602 Poor Papa (Rose-Woods)-vAF           Actuelle 11134
5. 106603 ‘Tain’t Cold (Barris)                            Actuelle 11396
6. 106604 Hangover (Nichols-Mole)                 Actuelle 11396

We Three

Red Nichols (t), Arthur Schutt (p), Vic Berton (d), Eddie Lang (g) where noted.
New York, c. March 24, 1926

7. 106746 Plenty Off Center (Nichols)                 Perfect 14673
8. 106747 Trumpet Sobs (Red Nichols)-gEL       Perfect 14645

The Red Heads

Red Nichols (t), Miff Mole (tb), probably Alfie Evans (cl,as), Arthur Schutt (p), Vic Berton (d).
New York, c. April 7, 1926

9.   106786 Wild And Foolish (Smith-Redman)      Perfect 14673
10. 106787 Hi-Diddle-Diddle (Coon-Keidle)           Actuelle 11234
11.  106788 Dynamite (Henderson-Palmer)            Actuelle 11234

Red Nichols (t), Miff Mole (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), probably Fred Morrow (as), Arthur Schutt (p), Dick McDonough (g), Vic Berton (d). There is a vocal interruption by members of the rhythm section on Brown Sugar.
New York, c. September 14, 1926
12. 107094       Alabama Stomp (Cramer (sic)-Johnson)          Actuelle 11236
13. 107095-A   The Hurricane (Mertz-Nichols)                          Actuelle 11331
14. 107094       Brown Sugar (H. Barris)                                      Actuelle 11236

Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike) and His Hot Combination

Cliff Edwards (v,uke) acc. by Red Nichols (t), Miff Mole (tb), probably Frank Trumbauer (as), Arthur Schutt (p), possibly Dick McDonough (bjo), Vic Berton (d).
New York, c. October, 1926

15. 107160-A Sunday (Miller-Cohn-Stein-Kreuger)                                Pathé 25199
16. 107161-A I Don’t Mind Being All Alone (Gaskill-McHugh-Mills)     Pathé 25198

Cliff Edwards (v,uke) acc. by Red Nichols (t), Miff Mole (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Arthur Schutt (p), Dick McDonough (bjo), Vic Berton or Ray Bauduc (d).
New York, c. November, 1926

17. 107181   Meadow Lark (Fiorito-Keidel)               Actuelle 11341
18. 107182  I Never Knew What The Moonlight Could Do (Spier-Coslow)              Perfect 11634

The Red Heads

Red Nichols (t), probably Joe Venuti (p), Eddie Lang (g), Vic Berton (d).
New York, c. November, 1926

19. 107192 Get With (Nichols)                                   Actuelle 11347
20. 107193 Get A Load Of This (Lange, Nichols)     Actuelle 11347

Alternate Takes

Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike) and His Hot Combination

Cliff Edwards (v,uke) acc. by Red Nichols (t), Miff Mole (tb), unknown (as), Arthur Schutt or Irving Brodsky (p), Nick Lucas or John Cali (bjo).
New York, January, 1926

21. 106494-B I Want Somebody To Cheer Me Up (Kahn-Fiorito)                Actuelle 11042

The Red Heads

Red Nichols (t), Miff Mole (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), probably Fred Morrow (as), Arthur Schutt (p), probably Dick McDonough (g), Vic Berton (d).
New York, c. September 14, 1926

22. 107095-B Hurricane (Mertz-Nichols)              Perfect 14717

Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike) and His Hot Combination

Cliff Edwards (v,uke) acc. by Red Nichols (t), Miff Mole (tb), probably Frank Trumbauer (as), Arthur Schutt (p), possibly Dick McDonough (bjo), Vic Berton (d).
New York, c. October, 1926

23. 107160-B Sunday (Miller-Cohn-Stein-Kreuger)                                  Perfect 11633
24. 107161-B   I Don’t Mind Being All Alone (Gaskill-McHugh-Mills)      Pathé 25198

Disc 3

Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike) and His Hot Combination

Cliff Edwards (v,uke) acc. by Red Nichols (t), Joe Venuti (vln), Eddie Lang (g), probably Vic Berton (d).
New York, c. November, 1926

1. 107194 I’m Tellin’ The Birds – Tellin’ The Bees (Brown-Friend)        Actuelle 11341

The Red Heads

Red Nichols (t), Brad Gowans (c) where noted, Miff Mole (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Bill Haid (p), Dick McDonough (g) where noted, Vic Berton (d).
New York, December, 1926

2. 107204      That’s No Bargain (Red Nichols)                                     Actuelle 11331
3. 107205      Heebie Jeebies (Atkins-Jones)-cBG,gDM                      Actuelle 11289
4. 107206-A Black Bottom Stomp (Jelly Roll Morton)-gDM             Actuelle 11289

Jay C. Flippen & His Gang

Jay C. Flippen (v) acc. by Red Nichols (t), Miff Mole or Brad Gowans (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Bill Haid (p), Dick McDonough (g), Vic Berton (d).
New York, December, 1926

5. 107207 How Could Red Riding Hood (Randolph)                   Perfect 12297

Jay C. Flippen (v) acc. by Red Nichols (t), Miff Mole (tb), unknown (as) where noted, Arthur Schutt (p), possibly Dick McDonough (bjo).
New York, December, 1926

6. 107217 For My Sweetheart (Kahn-Donaldson)                     Perfect 12302
7. 107218 Short And Sweet (Dougherty-Tracy-Ehklich)-as      Perfect 12302

Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike) and His Hot Combination

Cliff Edwards (v,uke) acc. by Red Nichols (t), Bobby Davis (as), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Bill Haid (p), possibly John Cali (bjo or g, as noted), possibly Joe Tarto (bb), Vic Berton or Ray Bauduc (d).
New York, December, 1926
8. 107281    Lonely Eyes (Davis-Akst)-g                       Perfect 11637
9. 107282   Since I Found You (Clare-Woods)           Perfect 11637
10. 107283 I Know That You Know (Youmans)-bj     Perfect 11638

The Red Heads

Red Nichols (t), Miff Mole (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Arthur Schutt (p), Vic Berton (d), Frank Gould (v).
New York, c. January 18, 1927

11. 107350-B Tell Me To-night (Little)-vFG                                    Pathé 36583
12. 107351-A Here Or There (Davis-Greer)-vFG                             Actuelle 11376
13. 107352-A You Should See My Tootsie (Yellen-Ager)-vFG      Pathé 36593

Red Nichols (t), Wingy Manone (c) where noted, Miff Mole (tb), Pee Wee Russell (cl,ts), Arthur Schutt (p), Vic Berton (d,harpophone).
New York, c. September 16, 1927

14. 107782-1 A Good Man Is Hard To Find (E. Green)                Salabert 765
15. 107783-1 Nothin’ Does Does Like It Used To Do Do Do (Kahal-Ross-Fain)              Actuelle 11515
16. 107784-1 Baltimore (Healy-Kahal-McHugh)-cWM              Pathé X6213

Alternate Takes

The Red Heads

Red Nichols (t), Miff Mole (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Bill Haid (p), Dick McDonough (g), Vic Berton (d).
New York, December , 1926
17. 107206-B Black Bottom Stomp (Jelly Roll Morton)               Perfect 14738

Jay C. Flippen & His Gang

Jay C. Flippen (v) acc. by Red Nichols (t), Miff Mole or Brad Gowans (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Bill Haid (p), Dick McDonough (g), Vic Berton (d).
New York, December , 1926

18. 107207alt How Could Red Riding Hood (Randolph)                Pathé 32218

The Red Heads

Red Nichols (t), Miff Mole (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Arthur Schutt (p), Vic Berton (d), Frank Gould (v).
New York, c. January 18, 1927

19. 107350-C   Tell Me To-night (Little)-vFG                                      Pathé 36583
20. 107350-D Tell Me To-night (Little)-vFG                                      Perfect 14764
21. 107351-C    Here Or There (Davis-Greer)-vFG                              Pathé 36583
22. 107352-B   You Should See My Tootsie (Yellen-Ager)-vFG       Actuelle 11376
23. 107352-C   You Should See My Tootsie (Yellen-Ager)-vFG      Perfect 14774

Red Nichols (t), Wingy Manone (c) where noted, Miff Mole (tb), Pee Wee Russell (cl,ts), Arthur Schutt (p), Vic Berton (d,harpophone).
New York, c. September 16 , 1927
24. 107782-2  A Good Man Is Hard To Find (Eddie Green)           Romeo 494
25. 107783-2 Nothin’ Does Does Like It Used To Do Do Do (Kahal-Ross-Fain)          Perfect 14888
26. 107784-2 Baltimore (Healy-Kahal-McHugh)-cWM                 Perfect 14882