BDW8013 | Roger Wolfe Kahn - Recorded in New York 1925-1932

A selection of the most jazz-oriented recording by this fine dance orchestra made for Victor, Perfect, Brunswick and Columbia. Features Miff Mole, Arthur Schutt, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, Artie Shaw, and Charlie Tegarden. Also includes a previously unissued performance of Rhythm of the Day.

Single, $18.00

 

 

Roger Wolfe Kahn and his Hotel Biltmore Orchestra
Roger Wolfe Kahn (as,ts) dir. Tommy Gott-Earl Oliver (t), Chuck Campbell-Ephraim Hannaford (tb), Owen Bartlett-Dick Johnson-Morris Payes (cl,as), William Tresize (as,vln), Joe Raymond-Licco Liggy (vln), Raymond Romano (p), Domenic Romeo (bjo), Arthur Campbell (bb), Ken Witmer (d), Arthur Lange (arr).
New York, March 10, 1925
1. 32076-2 Hot-Hot-Hottentot (Fred Fisher) Vic 19616

Deauville Dozen
Tommy Gott-Leo McConville (t), Miff Mole (tb), Arnold Brilhart-Alfie Evans (as), Harold Sturr (ts), Joe Venuti-Joe Raymond (vln), Arthur Schutt (p), Tony Colucci (bjo), ______ Crawford (bb), Vic Berton (d).
New York, October, 1925
2. 106331-A Pep (Arthur Schutt) Perfect 14519

Roger Wolfe Kahn and His Hotel Biltmore Orchestra
Roger Wolfe Kahn dir. Tommy Gott-Leo McConville (t), Chuck Campbell (tb), Arnold Brilhart-Owen Bartlett (cl,as), Harold Sturr (cl,ts), Joe Venuti-Joe Raymond (vln), Arthur Schutt (p), Domenic Romeo (bjo,g), Arthur Campbell (bb), Vic Berton (d).

New York, November 27, 1925
3. 34102-5 Down and Out Blues (W. Earthman Farrell-Athur Sizemore) Vic 19866

Roger Wolfe Kahn and His Orchestra
As above, except Mill Mole (tb) replaces Chuck Campbell.
New York, December 15, 1925
4. 34147-3 Rhythm Of The Day (—) Test

Roger Wolfe Kahn dir. Tommy Gott-Leo McConville (t), Miff Mole (tb), Arnold Brilhart (cl,as,f,o), Alfie Evans (cl,as,bar), Harold Sturr (cl,ts), Joe Raymond (vln), Irving Brodsky (p), Tony Colucci (bjo,g), Arthur Campbell (bb), Vic Berton (d).
New York, September 24, 1926
5. 36355-4 Jersey Walk (Intr: “The Little White House”)(Dowling-Hanley) Vic 20231

New York, November 4, 1926
6. 36902-2 Clap Yo’ Hands (Ira and George Gershwin) Vic 20327

Roger Wolfe Kahn dir. Tommy Gott-Leo McConville (t), Miff Mole (tb), Arnold Brilhart (cl,as,f,o), Alfie Evans (cl,as,bar,f), Harold Sturr (cl,ts), Joe Venuti-Joe Raymond (vln), possibly Abe Borodkin (vc), Irving Brodsky (p), Nat Shilkret (cel), Eddie Lang (g), Arthur Campbell (bb), Vic Berton (d), Franklyn Baur (v).
New York, November 24, 1926
7. 36965-4 Wouldn’t You (Owen Murphy) -vFB Vic 20379

Tony Colucci (bjo) added; Raymond, Borodkin, and Shilkret omitted.

New York, April 14, 1927
8. 38469-4 Just The Same (Donaldson-Burke) Vic 20634

Joe Raymond (vln) added.
New York, May 12, 1927
9. 38801-2 Where The Wild, Wild Flowers Grow (Mort Dixon-Harry Woods) Vic 20717

Raymond and Lang omitted.
New York, July 14, 1927
10. 39661-3 The Tap Tap (Rose-MacDonald-Greer) Vic 20827

Roger Wolfe Kahn dir. Tommy Gott-Manny Klein (t), Miff Mole (tb), Arnold Brilhart (cl,as,f,o), Alfie Evans (cl,as,bar), Harold Sturr (cl,ts), Joe Venuti-Joe Raymond (vln), Arthur Schutt (p), Tony Colucci (bjo), Eddie Lang (g), Arthur Campbell (bb), Stan King (d), Franklyn Baur (v).
New York, February 8, 1928
11. 42420-2 Let A Smile Be Your Umbrella (Kahal-Wheeler-Fain) – vFB Vic 21233
12. 42421-2 Say “Yes” Today (Walter Donaldson) Vic 21507

Roger Wolfe Kahn dir. Tommy Gott-Manny Klein (t), Miff Mole-Jack Teagarden (tb) (as noted), Arnold Brilhart (cl,as,f,o), Alfie Evans (cl,as,bar), unknown (ts), Joe Venuti-Joe Raymond (vln), Arthur Schutt (p), Tony Colucci (bjo), Eddie Lang (g), Arthur Campbell (bb,sb), Vic Berton (d), Franklyn Baur (v).
New York, March 14, 1928
13. 43358-2 She’s A Great, Great Girl (Harry Woods)-tbJT Test
14. 43359-1 Give Me The Sunshine (Conrad-Creamer-Johnson) -tbMM-vFB Vic 21425

Teagarden omitted. Campbell plays sb.
New York, April 12, 1928
15. 43560-3 Crazy Rhythm (Kahn-Caesar-Meyer) -vFB Vic 21368

? Henry Whiteman (vln) added; Campbell reverts to bb, Frank Munn (v).
New York, September 7, 1928
16. 46922-4 Anything You Say (Donaldson) – vFM Vic 21675

Dudley Fosdick (mel) added.
New York, November 28, 1928
17. 48407-2 A Room With A View (Noel Coward) -vFB Vic 21801

Roger Wolfe Kahn dir. Tony Gianelli-John O. Egan (t), Charlie Butterfield (tb), Dudley Fosdick (mel), Fred Morrow-Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Babe Russin (ts), Joe Venuti-Henry Whiteman (vln), Jack Russin (p), Eddie Lang (g), Joe Tarto (bb), Chauncey Morehouse (d), Frank Munn (v).
New York, c. May 15, 1929
18. E-29840 Pretty Little Thing (Malie-Little) -vFM Bruns 4374

Unknown vln replaces Venuti; Dick Robertson (v).
New York, c. July 30, 1929
19. E-30587 Do What You Do! (I. Gershwin-Kahn-G. Gershwin) -vDR Bruns 4479

Libby Holman (v).
New York, c. January 22, 1930
20. E-31960 Cooking Breakfast For The One I Love (Rose-Tobias) -vLH Bruns 4699
21. E-31962 When A Woman Loves A Man (Rose-Rainger) -vLH Bruns 4699

Roger Wolfe Kahn dir. Ruby Weinstein-Frank Zullo (t), Leo Vauchant-Andy Russo (tb), Artie Shaw-Elmer Feldkamp (cl,as), Larry Binyon and/or Max Farley (cl,ts,f), 2 or 3 (vln), Russ Carlson (p), Perry Botkin (g), Ward Lay (sb), Chauncey Morehouse (d), The Kahn-A-Sirs (v).
New York, August 5, 1932
22. 152251-2 Sheltered By The Stars, Cradled By The Moon (Waller and Young) -vK Col 2697-D

Roger Wolfe Kahn dir. Charlie Teagarden-Ruby Weinstein-Frank Zullo (t), Leo Vauchant-Andy Russo (tb), Artie Shaw-Del Porter (cl,as), Larry Binyon (ts,f), 2 or 3 (vln), Russ Carlson (p), Perry Botkin (g), Ward Lay (sb), Chauncey Morehouse (d), The Kahn-A-Sirs (v).
New York, November 9, 1932
23. 152318-2 Fit As A Fiddle (Hoffman, Goodhart and Freed) -vK Col 2726-D
24. 152319-2 A Shine On Your Shoes (Intro: Louisiana Hayride) (Dietz and Schwartz) -vK Col 2722-D
25. 152320-2 It Don’t Mean A Thing (Ellington and Mills) -vK Col 2722-D