BDW8015 | Ben Pollack, Volume 1 - Recorded in Chicago and New York 1926-1928

The first volume of the complete recorded output by Ben Pollack’s Orchestra 1926-28. This star studded band includes some of the earliest recordings by Benny Goodman and Jack Teagarden. There are many unissued takes reissued here for the first time. Notes are by noted Jack Teagarden expert Joe Showler.

Single, $18.00

 

 

Ben Pollack and His Californians
Ben Pollack (d,v) dir. Harry Greenberg-Al Harris (c), Glenn Miller (tb,arr), Benny Goodman (cl), Gil Rodin (as), Fud Livingston (ts), Victor Young-Al Beller (vln), Wayne Allen (p,cel), John Kurzenknabe (bjo), Harry Goodman (bb), Joey Ray (v).
Chicago, December 9, 1926
1. 37218-3 When I First Met Mary (Little-Verges-Shay)-vJR Victor 20394

As above, with Earl Baker (c), Ilomay Bailey-Dorothy Williams-Hannah Williams (v) added. Chicago, December 17, 1926
2. 37219-6 ‘Deed I Do (Walter Hirsch-Fred Rose)-vBP Victor 20408
3. 37260-3 You’re The One For Me (Paul Ash-Walter Donaldson)-vIB Victor 20461
4. 37261-2 He’s The Last Word (Kahn-Donaldson)-vDW-HW Victor 20425

Ben Pollack and His Orchestra
Ben Pollack (d) dir. Jimmy McPartland-Frank Quartell-Al Harris (c), Glenn Miller (tb,arr), Benny Goodman (t (where shown),cl,as), Gil Rodin (as), Larry Binyon (ts,f), Vic Breidis (p), Dick Morgan (bjo,gtr), Harry Goodman (bb), unknown trio, possibly including Pollack and Morgan (v).
Chicago, December 7, 1927
5. 41342-2 Waitin’ For Katie (Gus Kahn-Ted Shapiro)-tBG,v3 Victor 21184
6. 41343-2 Memphis Blues (W.C. Handy) Victor 21184

Ben Pollack and His Californians
Ben Pollack (d,v) dir. Jimmy McPartland-Al Harris (c), Glenn Miller (tb), Benny Goodman (cl,as), Gil Rodin (as,f), Bud Freeman (ts), Al Beller-Ed Bergman (vln), Vic Breidis (p), Dick Morgan (bjo), Harry Goodman (bb), Franklyn Baur (v).
New York, April 6, 1928
7. 43540-2 Singapore Sorrows (Jack Le Soir-Ray Doll)-vBP Test

New York, April 26, 1928
8. 43540-6 Singapore Sorrows (Jack Le Soir-Ray Doll)-vBP Victor 21437
9. 43541-5 Sweet Sue-Just You (Will J. Harris-Victor Young)-vFB Victor 21437

Ben Pollack and His Park Central Orchestra
Ben Pollack (d) dir. Jimmy McPartland-Al Harris (c), Jack Teagarden (tb), Benny Goodman (cl,as,bar), Gil Rodin (cl,as,ss,bsx,f), Larry Binyon (cl,ss,ts,f), Al Beller-Ed Bergman (vln), Bill Schuman (vc), Vic Breidis (p), Dick Morgan (bjo,gtr), Harry Goodman (bb), Franklyn Baur (v).
New York, October 1, 1928
10. 47577-2 Forever (Jack Yellen-Milton Ager)-vFB Victor 21716

Belle Mann (v).
New York, October 15, 1928
11. 47742-1 Buy, Buy For Baby (Or Baby Will Bye Bye You) (Irving Caesar- Joseph Meyer)-vBM Victor 21743
12. 47743-1 She’s One Sweet Show Girl (Edward Grossman-Ted Ward)-vBM Victor 21743

Jimmy McHugh’s Bostonians
Jimmy McPartland-Al Harris (c), Jack Teagarden (tb), Benny Goodman (cl), Gil Rodin (as), Larry Binyon (ts), Ed Bergman (vln), Vic Breidis (p), Dick Morgan (bjo,gtr), Harry Goodman (bb), Ben Pollack (d), Claude Reese (v).
New York, November 27, 1928
13. 147495-2 Baby! (McHugh and Fields)-vCR Harmony 795-H
14. 147496-2 Remember I Love You (Clapp)-vCR Harmony 899-H
15. 147497-2 The Whoopee Stomp (Terry and Mills) Harmony 836-H
Note: Harmony 899-H is credited to Sunny Clapp & His Band O’ Sunshine.

The Alternate Takes

Ben Pollack and His Californians
Ben Pollack (d,v) dir. Earl Baker-Harry Greenberg-Al Harris (c), Glenn Miller (tb,arr), Benny Goodman (cl), Gil Rodin (as), Fud Livingston (ts), Victor Young-Al Beller (vln), Wayne Allen (p,cel), John Kurzenknabe (bjo), Harry Goodman (bb).
Chicago, December 9, 1926
16. 37219-4 ‘Deed I Do (Walter Hirsch-Fred Rose)-vBP Test

Ilomay Bailey-Dorothy Williams-Hannah Williams (v) added.
Chicago, December 17, 1926
17. 37260-4 You’re The One For Me (Paul Ash-Walter Donaldson)-vIB Test
18. 37261-3 He’s The Last Word (Kahn-Donaldson)-vDW-HW Test

Ben Pollack and His Orchestra
Ben Pollack (d) dir. Jimmy McPartland-Frank Quartell-Al Harris (c), Glenn Miller (tb), Benny Goodman (t (where shown),cl,as), Gil Rodin (as), Larry Binyon (ts,f), Vic Breidis (p), Dick Morgan (bjo,gtr), Harry Goodman (bb), unknown trio, possibly including Pollack and Morgan (v).
Chicago, December 7, 1927
19. 41342-3 Waitin’ For Katie (Gus Kahn-Ted Shapiro)-tBG,v3 Test
20. 41343-1 Memphis Blues (Handy) Test

Ben Pollack and His Californians
Ben Pollack (d,v) dir. Jimmy McPartland-Al Harris (c), Glenn Miller (tb), Benny Goodman (cl,as), Gil Rodin (as), Bud Freeman (ts), Al Beller-Ed Bergman (vln), Vic Breidis (p), Dick Morgan (bjo), Harry Goodman (bb).
New York, April 6, 1928
21. 43540-3 Singapore Sorrows (Jack Le Soir-Ray Doll)-vBP Test
22. 43540-4 Singapore Sorrows (Jack Le Soir-Ray Doll)-vBP Test

Ben Pollack and His Park Central Orchestra
Ben Pollack (d) dir. Jimmy McPartland-Al Harris (c), Jack Teagarden (tb), Benny Goodman (cl,as), Gil Rodin (as), Larry Binyon (cl,ts,f), Al Beller-Ed Bergman (vln), Bill Schuman (vc), Vic Breidis (p), Dick Morgan (bjo,gtr), Harry Goodman (bb), Belle Mann (v).
New York, October 15, 1928
23. 47742-3 Buy, Buy For Baby (Or Baby Will Bye Bye You) (Irving Caesar-Joseph Meyer)-vBM Test
24. 47743-2 She’s One Sweet Show Girl (Edward Grossman-Ted Ward)-vBM Test
25. 47743-3 She’s One Sweet Show Girl (Edward Grossman-Ted Ward)-vBM Test