BDW8001 | Halfway House Orchestra

Recorded in New Orleans 1925-28. The complete output by this fine band.

Single, $18.00

 

 

The Halfway House Orchestra

Albert Brunies (cnt), Joe Loyacano (tbn), Leon Roppolo (clt, alto), Charlie Cordella (clt, ten), Mickie Marcour (pno), Bill Eastwood (bjo), Leo Adde (dms).
New Orleans, January 22, 1925

1. 8890-A Pussy Cat Rag (Brunies, Cordilla & Marcour)     Okeh 40318
2. 8891-A Barataria (Eastwood & Adde)                              Okeh 40318

The Halfway House Dance Orchestra

Albert Brunies (cnt), Charlie Cordella (clt, alto & ten), Bill Whitmore (pno), Bill Eastwood (bjo), Leo Adde (dms).
New Orleans, September 25, 1925

3. 140997-1 Squeeze Me (Waller & Williams)                   Columbia 541-D
4. 140998-1 Maple Leaf Rag (Joplin)                                 Columbia 476-D
5. 140999-2 Let Me Call You Sweetheart (Friedman & Whitson)         Columbia 476-D
6. 141000-2 New Orleans Shuffle (Whitmore)                Columbia 541-D

Albert Brunies (cnt), Charlie Cordella (clt), Glynn Lea “Red” Long (pno), Angelo Palmisano (bjo), Chink Martin (bbs), Emmett Rogers (dms).
New Orleans, April 13, 1926

7. 142006-2 Snookum (Bennett)                            Columbia 1041-D
8. 142007-2 Since You’re Gone (Levy & Long)        Columbia 681-D
9. 142008-1 It Belongs To You (Long & Brunies)    Columbia 1041-D
10. 142009-2 I’m In Love (Long & Brunies)             Columbia 681-D

New Orleans, April 15, 1927
11. 143983-1 Won’t You Be My Lovin’ Baby? (unknown)                 BRS 19
12. 143984-3 I Don’t Want To Remember (unknown)                   Test

Add Joe Loyacano (alto), Johnny Saba (voc).
New Orleans, October 24, 1927

13. 145010-1 When I’m Blue (Long)                     Columbia 1263-D
14. 145011-2 I Want Somebody To Love (Long)   Columbia 1263-D

Sidney Arodin (clt) replaces Cordella
New Orleans, April 26, 1928

15. 146205-1 Love Dreams (Brown)                                   Columbia 1542-D
16. 146206-2 I Hate Myself For Lovin’ You (unknown)    Test
17. 146207-1 Let Your Lips Touch My Lips (unknown)     Test

Albert Brunies and his Halfway House Orchestra

Arodin plays tin whistle on track 18. Martin plays sbs only on this session.
New Orleans, April 27, 1928

18. 146218-2 I’ll Go Back To That Dear Old Pal O’ Mine (unknown)      Test
19. 146219-3 Tell Me Who (Brunies, Paley & Van Hook)                          Columbia 1542-D
20. 146220-3 Wylie Avenue Blues (Brunies, Diaz & Mistier)                  Columbia 01437

Martin reverts to bbs.
New Orleans, December 17, 1928

21. 147658-2 Just Pretending (Long)           Columbia 1959-D
22. 147659-2 If I Didn’t Have You (Long)     Columbia 1959-D