BDW8058 | Isham Jones, 1929-34

A selection of jazz-oriented titles made by the Isham Jones Orchestra, a fine dance band of the period. Included are rare sides by the Marigold Entertainers (a predecessor band) and a selection of titles recorded for World radio transcriptions in 1934. Extensive liner notes by Kurt Weisbecker are included in the 24 page booklet.

Single, $18.00

 

 

Marigold Entertainers

Oscar Westlund (p) directing probably: Johnny Carlson-Harold “Whitey” Moeller (t), Sterling “Red” Ballard (tb,t), Don Cowan and either Claire Kuhns or Dick Hall (cl,as), Don Henneman (ts), Jack Blanchette (vln,g), Lauren Brown (bb), Wally Lageson (d), Art White (v).
Minneapolis, c. March, 1929

1. TMP-31 When My Sugar Walks Down The Street (All The Little Birdies Go Tweet-Tweet-Tweet) (Austin-McHugh-Mills)-vAW                Vocalion 15800
2. TMP-30 Jealous (Malie-Finch-Little)-vAW                    Vocalion 15800

Isham Jones Orchestra

Isham Jones (ts) directing Johnny Carlson-Harold “Whitey” Moeller-Billy Scott (t), Sterling “Red” Ballard (tb), Don Cowan-Victor Hauprich (cl,as), Bill Guise (or Geese) (ts), Eddie Stone (vln,v), Nick Hupfner (vln), James “Jiggs” Noble (p,arr), Jack Blanchette (vln,g), James Basil “Base” Dupre (bb,bsx), Richard Kissinger (sb,bb), Wally Lageson (d), Charles “Bud” Dant (arr).
Chicago, May, 1930

3. C-5748 Miss Hannah (Redman-Nesbitt)-vES, arrBD              Brunswick 4868
4. C-5752 There’s A Wah-Wah Gal In Agua Caliente (Donaldson)-vES           Brunswick 4868

Chicago, August, 1930

5. C-6127-G My Baby Just Cares For Me (Kahn-Donaldson)         Brunswick (Arg) 4907

Isham Jones (ts) directing Johnny Carlson-Harold “Whitey” Moeller-Billy Scott (t), Sterling “Red” Ballard (tb), Ray Johnson-Victor Hauprich (cl,as), Maynard “Saxie” Mansfield (ts), Eddie Stone (vln,v), Nick Hupfner (vln), James “Jiggs” Noble (p,arr), Jack Blanchette (vln,g), James Basil “Base” Dupre (bb,bsx), Richard Kissinger (sb,bb), Wally Lageson (d), Dusty Rhodes (v).
Chicago, January, 1932

6. C-8386-A Sweet Lorraine (Parish-Burwell)-vES             Brunswick 6249

Chicago, February 28, 1932
7. JC-8472-A Keepin’ Out Of Mischief Now (Razaf-Waller)-vDR          Brunswick 6277

Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby (v) accompanied by Isham Jones’ Orchestra; personnel probably as above, with Eddie Lang (g) added.
Chicago, April 23, 1932

8. JC-8592-A Sweet Georgia Brown (Bernie-Pinkard-Casey)             Conqueror 9551

Isham Jones Orchestra

Isham Jones (ts) directing Johnny Carlson-Harold “Whitey” Moeller-Billy Scott (t), Sterling “Red” Ballard (tb), Ray Johnson-Victor Hauprich (cl,as), Maynard “Saxie” Mansfield (ts), Eddie Stone (vln,v), Nick Hupfner (vln), James “Jiggs” Noble (p,arr), Jack Blanchette (vln,g), James Basil “Base” Dupre (bb,bsx), Richard Kissinger (sb,bb), Wally Lageson (d), Harlan Lattimore (v).
New York, May 16, 1932

9. B-11837-A Poor Butterfly (Golden-Hubbell)-vHL                Brunswick 6338

Isham Jones and His Orchestra

Isham Jones (ts) directing George Thow-Clarence Willard (t), Jack Jenney-Sonny Lee-Sterling “Red” Ballard (tb), Milt Yaner-Victor Hauprich (cl,as), Maynard “Saxie” Mansfield (ts), Eddie Stone (vln,v), 2 unknown (vln), probably James “Jiggs” Noble (p,arr), probably Jack Blanchette (g,vln), Joe Bishop (bb,fh), Richard Kissinger (sb), Wally Lageson (d).
Camden, NJ, August 17, 1932

10. 58975-2 Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia (Mitchell Parish-Frank Perkins)-vES                Victor 24099

Camden, NJ, September 2, 1932

11. 58994-2 Everyone Says “I Love You” (Bert Kalmar- Harry Ruby)-vES                 Victor 24118

Isham Jones directing George Thow-Clarence Willard-Chelsea Quealey (t), Jack Jenney-Sonny Lee (tb), Milt Yaner-Victor Hauprich (cl,as), Maynard “Saxie” Mansfield (ts), Eddie Stone (vln,v), probably James “Jiggs” Noble (p,arr), probably Jack Blanchette (g,vln), Joe Bishop (bb,fh), Richard Kissinger (sb), Wally Lageson (d), Frank Sylvano (v).
New York, December 16, 1932

12. 74696-1 It’s Winter Again (Freed-Hoffman-Goodhart)-vFS           Victor 24207
13. 74697/8-1 It’s Winter Again (Freed-Hoffman-Goodhart)               Victor T-75

Isham Jones (ts) directing George Thow-Johnny Carlson-Joe Hostetter (t), Jack Jenney-Sterling “Red” Ballard (tb), Milt Yaner-Victor Hauprich (cl,as), Maynard “Saxie” Mansfield (ts), Eddie Stone (vln,v), Nick Hupfner (vln), Howard Smith or James “Jiggs” Noble (p,arr), George Wartner or Jack Blanchette (g,vln), Joe Bishop (bb,fh), Richard Kissinger (sb,bb), Wally Lageson (d), Joe Martin (v).
Camden, NJ, October 3, 1933

14. 77837-1 That Dallas Man (Du Bois-Ellison-Brooks)-vJM                               Victor 24421
15. 77839-1 Doin’ The Uptown Lowdown (Mack Gordon- Harry Revel)-vJM   Victor 24409

Gertrude Niesen

Gertrude Niesen (v) accompanied by Isham Jones and His Orchestra; same personnel as the October 3, 1933 session.
New York, October 13, 1933

16. 78202-1 Harlem On My Mind (Irving Berlin)-vGN         Victor 24435

Isham Jones and His Orchestra

Same personnel as the October 3, 1933 session; Isham Jones does not play.
New York, December 15, 1933

17. 78859-2 You’re O.K. (Mitchell Parish-Mickey Bloom)-vES             Victor 24500

New York, January 17, 1934
18. 81068-2 I Hate Myself (For Being So Mean To You) (Davis-Young-Ager)-vES             Victor 24595

Same personnel, except Bishop omitted. Unknown male (M) and female (F) vocalist.
New York, April 1, 1934

19. BB-6971C22 Jimtown Blues (—)                    World Transcription 200.650
20. BB-6971C22 I Hate Myself For Being So Mean (sic) (—)-vF              World Transcription 300.651
21. BB-6972B22 Riptide (—)-vM              World Transcription 300.654
22. SS-6973-1 When You Climb The Golden Stairs (—)-vES                   World Transcription 300.657
23. SS-6973-1 I Wish I Were Twins (—)-vES                    World Transcription 300.660

Isham Jones and His Orchestra

Personnel same as December 16, 1932 session; Joe Martin-Eddie Stone (v).
New York, February 14, 1933

24. 75223-1 You’ve Got Me Crying Again (—)-vJM/Down A Carolina Lane (—)-vES/Honestly (—)-vJM                      Victor Program Transcription L-16021