BDW8014 | Bill Carlsen and Devines Wisconsin Roof Orchestra 1926-1931

Rarely heard sides by this Milwaukee based band, recorded in Chicago and Grafton, Wisconsin for Paramount’s subsidary Broadway label.

Single, $18.00

 

 

Devine’s Wisconsin Roof Orchestra
Bill Carlsen (cl,as,ts) dir. Dip Happe-Alec Alexander (t), Ole Turner (tb), Paul Peregrine-Harry Bortner (cl,as,ts), Lee Simmons (p), Ralph West (bjo), Chet Harding (bb), Harry Pierce (d), Spencer Reuter (v).
Chicago, c. October, 1926
1. 4037-3 Half A Moon (—) -vSR Puritan 11482
2. 4037-2 She’s Still My Baby (—) -vSR Broadway 1043

Wisconsin Roof Orchestra
Chicago, April, 1927
3. 4349-1 There’s Everything Sweet About You (—) Broadway 1063

Henry “Bubbles” Reber (or Reeber) (v) replaces Reuter.
Chicago, c. August, 1927
4. 4722-2 Wherever You Go, Whatever You Do (—) -vHBR Test
5. 4723-2 Shanghai Honeymoon (—) -vHBR Broadway 1087

Chicago, c. October, 1927
6. 20116-2 Black Maria (—) Broadway 1123
7. 20117-1 When The Morning Glories Wake Up In The Morning (—) -vHBR Broadway 1119
8. 20118-2 Who’s That Knocking At My Door (—) Broadway 1119
9. 20119-2 Deep River Blues (—) Broadway 1123
Note: Broadway 1119 is credited to Wisconsin Roof Garden Orchestra.

Devine’s Wisconsin Roof Orchestra
One of the reedmen doubles on baritone saxophone.
Chicago, December, 1927
10. 20267-2 Singapore Sorrows (—) Broadway 1141
11. 20268-2 Mississippi Mud (—) Broadway 1141
12. 20269-3 River Boat Blues (—) Broadway 1142
13. 20270-1 New St. Louis Blues (—) Broadway 1140
14. 20271-1 Tiger Rag (—) EBW 4874
15. 20271-2 Tiger Rag (—) Broadway 1140
Note: Edison Bell Winner 4874 is credited to The Midnight Stompers.

Wisconsin Roof Orchestra
Chicago, December, 1927
16. 20392-1 Farewell Blues (—) Broadway 1210
17. 20393-2 Memphis Blues (—) Broadway 1210

Chicago, c. May, 1928
18. 20585-2 Wob-aly Walk (—) -vHBR Broadway 1177
19. 20587-1 Ready For The River (—) -vHBR Broadway 1177

Bill Carlsen and His Orchestra

Bill Carlsen (cl,as,ts) dir. 2 unknown (t), Ole Turner (tb), 2 unknown (cl,as,ts), unknown (p), unknown (g), unknown (bb), unknown (d), Jack Teter (v). Some of the unknown musicians are probably from the Devine’s Wisconsin Roof Orchestra personnel given above.
Grafton, Wisconsin, c. December, 1929
20. L-55-2 Clarinet Marmalade (—) Broadway 1359
21. L-56-2 Milenburg Joys (—) Broadway 1359

Grafton, Wisconsin, c. January, 1930
22. L-127-1 Baby Won’t You Please Come Home (—) -vJT Broadway 1365
Note: This issue is credited to Bill Carlson and His Orchestra.

Grafton, Wisconsin, c. March, 1931
23. L-894-2 Nobody’s Sweetheart Now (—) -vJT Broadway 1444