BDW 8068 | Americans in Europe

This important compilation includes the complete recordings of the New York Tanz Orchestra, led by George Carhart and featuring Danny Polo and Dave Tough, as well as the complete Swiss recordings by Frank Guarente’s Georgians. These rare sides have never been reissued in their entirety before. The 44-page booklet includes extensive notes by renowned author and researcher Rainer Lotz, as well as rare photographs and ephemera. Sound restoration is by John R.T. Davies and Ted Kendall.

Single, $18.00

 

 

Jazz-Orchestra George Carhart’s New Yorker’s (von Valencia, Berlin)

Evelyn Bazell (t), Herb German (tb), Danny Polo (clt, as, arr); Milton Allen (ts); Jack O’ Brien (p); Tony Morello (g – 1, bjo – 2); Dave Tough (d); Al Bowlly (vocal-3).

Berlin, September 28, 1927

1. 19450 Hoosier Sweetheart (Ash & Donaldson) – 2                Homocord Electro 4-2420

2. 19451 Sunny Disposish (Charig & Gershwin) -1,3                   Homocord Electro 4-2420

Tanz-Orchester “The New Yorkers” aus der “Valencia”, Berlin

Evelyn Bazell (t), Eddie Norman (tb), Danny Polo (clt, as, arr); Andy Foster (ts); Jack O’ Brien (p); Tony Morello (g, bjo, uke, vocal-1); Dave Tough (d); ensemble (vocal-2).

Berlin-Marienfelde, Thursday, February 2, 1928

3. 01078 It All Belongs To Me (Irving Berlin)                           Tri-Ergon TE.5108

4. 01079 A Siren Dream (Pollack-Sherman)                           Tri-Ergon TE.5108

5. 01080 Music and Moonlight (Wallace – Myers)                  Tri-Ergon TE.5109

6. 01081 My Sunday Girl (Ruby – Cooper – Steft) [sic] – 1        Tri-Ergon TE.5109

7. 01082 I’m Living on Love (Holt – Evans) -2                          Tri-Ergon TE.5110

8. 01083 There’s A Cradle in Caroline (Ahlert) – 1                   Tri-Ergon TE.5110

Berlin-Marienfelde, Tuesday, February 21, 1928

9. 01163 Ostrich Walk (Shields – Ragas)                                 Tri-Ergon TE.5134

10. 01164 Pretty Girl (Polo and Tough) [sic]                            Tri-Ergon TE.5134

11. 01165 By the Waterfall (R. Tabbush)                                  Tri-Ergon TE.5135

12. 01166 The Song is Ended (Irving Berlin) -1                       Tri-Ergon TE.5135

13. 01167 Clarinet Marmelade [sic] (Norman – Morello)       Tri-Ergon TE.5136

14. 01168 Smile (Donald Haywood) [sic]                                Tri-Ergon TE.5137

15. 01169 One More Night (B. Rose – J. Burke) -1                  Tri-Ergon TE.5136

16. 01170 It’s a Million to one You’re in Love (Benny Davis and Henry Akst) -2          Tri-Ergon TE.5137

Frank Guarante’s [sic] World Known Georgians

Frank Guarente (t), Ben Pickering (tb), Eddie Bave (clt, as, ts), Ernie White (clt, ts, as), James Murray (p), Arthur Sherman (bjo), Jack Ryan (bb), Teg Noyes (d, vocal-3).

Geneva, Chanteclair SA, Passage des Lions 6-7, Thursday, October 7, 1926

17. 401 Georgians Blues (Wiener)                                            Kalophon 401

18. 402 Lonely Acres (by Willard & Robison) [sic]                  Kalophon 402

19. 403 Hard-To-Get Gerty [sic] (by Ager & Yellen) -3           Kalophon 403

20. 404 Boneyard Shuffle (Carmichael & Mills)                   Kalophon 404

21. 405 Lonesome and Sorry (David & Conrad)                    Kalophon 405

22. 406 Valencia (Padilla)                                                       Kalophon 406

23. 407 There’s a Boatman on the Volga (Pasternack, Whiting)    Kalophon 407

24. 408 Too Bad (E. Schoebel)                                              Kalophon 408