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BDW8001
Halfway House Orchestra

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

The Half-way 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) rejected

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) rejected
17. 146207-1 Let Your Lips Touch My Lips (unknown) rejected

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) rejected
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


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Celestin's Original Tuxedo Jazz Orch./ Sam Morgan's Jazz Band
Recorded in New Orleans 1925-28. The complete recordings including a recently discovered alternate of "Station Calls."

Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra
Oscar Celestin, "Kid Shots" Madison (cnts.), William Ridgley (tbn.), Willard Thoumy (clt. & alto sax.), Unknown (tnr. sax.), Manuel Manetta (pno.), John Marrero (bjo.), Simon Marrero (sbs.), Abby Foster (dms. & swannee whistle).
New Orleans, Jan. 23, 1925
1. 8906-A Original Tuxedo Rag (Celestin) Okeh 8215
2. 8907-A Careless Love (-) Okeh 8198
3. 8908-A Black Rag (Ridgley) Okeh 8198

Celestin's Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra
Oscar Celestin (cnt.), August Rousseau (tbn.), Paul Barnes (clt. & alto sax.), Earl Pierson (tnr. sax.), Jeanette Salvant (pno.), John Marrero (bjo.), Abby Foster (dms.), Charles Gills (voc.).
New Orleans, April 13, 1926
4. 142014-2 I'm Satisfied You Love Me (Marrero) Columbia 14200-D
5. 142015-2 My Josephine (Barnes) v-CG Columbia 636-D
6. 142016-1 Station Calls (Marrero) Columbia 636-D
7. 142016-2 Station Calls (Marrero) Columbia 636-D
8. 142017-2 Give Me Some More (Barnes) Columbia 14200-D

As April 13, 1926 session except add Ricard Alexis (cnt.), Sid Carriere (sop. & tnr. sax.), Simon Marrero (sbs.); Abby Foster, Ferdinand Joseph (voc.).
New Orleans, April 11, 1927
9. 143953-1 Dear Almanzoer (Celestin) Columbia 14220-D
10. 143954-2 Papa's Got The Jim-Jams (Marrero) v-AF Columbia 14220-D
11. 143955-1 As You Like It (Barnes) Columbia 14259-D
12. 143956-1 Just For You Dear, I'm Crying (Marrero) v-FJ Columbia 14259-D
13. 143956-3 Just For You Dear, I'm Crying (Marrero) v-FJ Columbia 14259-D

Oscar Celestin, Ricard Alexis or George McCullum (cnts.), August Rousseau or William Matthews (tbn.), Clarence Hall (clt. & alto sax.), Oliver Alcorn (clt. & tnr. sax.), Jeanette Salvant (pno.), John Marrero (bjo.), Simon Marrero (sbs.), Josiah Frazier (dms.).
New Orleans, Oct. 25, 1927
14. 145018-3 When I'm With You (Marrero) Columbia 14323-D
15. 145019-2 It's Jam Up (Celestin) Columbia 14323-D

Oscar Celestin, Guy Kelly (cnts.), Ernest Kelly (tbn.), Earl Pierson (clt. & alto sax.), Sid Carriere (clt. & tnr. sax.), Jeanette Salvant (pno.), Narvin Kimball (bjo.), Simon Marrero (sbs.), Abby Foster (dms.).
New Orleans, Dec. 13, 1928
16. 147632-2 The Sweetheart Of T.K.O. (James) v-AF Columbia 14396-D
17. 147633-2 Ta Ta Daddy (Celestin) Columbia 14396-D

Sam Morgan's Jazz Band
Sam Morgan, Isaiah Morgan (tpts.), Jim Robinson (tbn.), Earl Fouche (alto sax.), Andrew Morgan (clt. & tnr. sax.), Tink Baptiste (pno.), Johnny Dave (bjo.), Sidney Brown (sbs.), Nolan Williams (dms.)
New Orleans, April 14, 1927
18. 143975-1 Steppin' On The Gas (Morgan) Columbia 14258-D
19. 143976-2 Everybody's Talking About Sammy (Morgan) v-SM Columbia 14213-D
20. 143977-2 Mobile Stomp (Morgan) Columbia 14258-D
21. 143978-2 Sing On (Traditional) Columbia 14213-D

Walter Decou (pno.) and Roy Evans (dms.) replace Baptiste and Williams.
New Orleans, Oct. 22, 1927
22. 145000-2 Short Dress Gal (Morgan) v-SM & band Columbia 14351-D
23. 145001-2 Bogalousa Strut (Morgan) Columbia 14351-D
24. 145002-1 Down By The Riverside (Traditional) v-SM, AM, SB & band Columbia 14267-D
25. 145003-1 Over In The Gloryland (Traditional) Columbia 14267-D


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BDW8003
Curtis Mosby and Henry Starr - Recorded on the West Coast and London, 1924-1939
The complete output by Curtis Mosby including two previously unknown and unissued sides from 1924-25 as well as an unissued test of "Weary Blues". Rare recordings by pianist Henry Starr made for the incredibly rare Flexo label in 1928. Six sides by Ivan Browning and Henry Starr recorded in London, England in the mid 30s including an unissued HMV test.

Mosby's Dixieland Blue Blowers
Probably: Henry Starr (p) dir. Harry Barken (t), Lloyd Allen (tb), H.L. Brassfield (reeds), Fred Vaughan (bjo), Curtis Mosby (d).
Probably recorded in Los Angeles, c. 1924-25
1. 42 Riverboat Shuffle (-) Unissued test
2. 45 All Night Blues (-) Unissued test

Curtis Mosby & His Dixieland Blue Blowers
Curtis Mosby (d) dir. James Porter (t), Ashford Hardee (tb), Charles Hite-Leo Davis (cl,as), Bumps Myers (ts), Attwell Rose (vln), Henry Starr (p,v), Thomas Valentine (bjo), ____ Perkins (bb).
Los Angeles, October 14, 1927
3. 144761-2 Weary Stomp (Matthews) Columbia 1191-D
4. 144761-3 Weary Blues (-) Test
5. 144762-3 Whoop 'Em Up Blues (Barnett) Columbia 1192-D
6. 144763-1 In My Dreams (I'm Jealous Of You) (Leon, Otis and Rene) - vHS Columbia 1191-D
7. 144763-3 In My Dreams (I'm Jealous Of You) (Leon, Otis and Rene) - vHS Columbia 1191-D
8. 144764-1 Tiger Stomp (La Rocca) Columbia 1192-D
9. 144764-2 Tiger Stomp (La Rocca) Columbia 1192-D
10. 144764-3 Tiger Stomp (La Rocca) Columbia 1192-D
Note: Weary Stomp and Weary Blues are alternative renditions of the same piece. The titles are as given on the original records.

Curtis Mosby (d) dir. James Porter (t), Ashford Hardee (tb), Charlie Lawrence-Les Hite (cl,as), Bumps Myers (ts), ? Andy Iona (Aiona) (stg), unknown (vln), Walter Johnson (p), Fred Vaughan (bjo), unknown (bb).
Los Angeles, March 28, 1928
11. 145924-2 Blue Blowers Blues (Mosby) Columbia 1442-D
12. 145925-2 Hardee Stomp (Hardee) Columbia 1442-D

Country Allen (tb) replaces Hardee. Unknown (v) added.
Los Angeles, January 21, 1929
13. 147817-3 Between You And Me (And The Deep Blue Sea) (Rene, Allison and Rene) - v Columbia 40001-D
14. 147818-3 Louisiana Bo Bo (Nixon) Columbia 40001-D

Henry Starr
Henry Starr (p,v)
Los Angeles, c. early 1928
15. 592 Blue Eyes (Clayton-Kellar) Flexo 113

Henry Starr (p)
Los Angeles, c. May-June 1928
16. 1317 Mr. Froggie (-) Flexo 148
17. 1318 Willow Tree (-) Flexo 148

Henry Starr (p,v)
Los Angeles, c. February 1929
18. 147996-2 When I'm Walkin' With My Sweetness (Down Among The Sugar Cane)
(DeRose, Tobias and Clare)
Columbia 40003-D

Browning and Starr
Ivan Harold Browning (v), Henry Starr (p,v), George Elliott (g), unknown (sb), Harry Francis (d).
London, mid 1935
19. CAR3554-1 Let's Go Ballyhoo (Browning, Starr & Brooks) Regal-Zonophone MR1855
20. CAR3555-1 All Because Of You (Low, Clarke, Browning & Starr) RZ MR1855
21. CAR3556-1 Lovely Liza Lee (Razaf & Denniker) RZ MR1821
22. CAR3557-1 What Harlem Is To Me (Razaf, Wooding & Denniker) RZ MR1821
23. CAR3620-1 Lulu's Back In Town (Dubin & Warren) RZ MR1892
24. CAR3621-1 Truckin' (Koehler & Bloom) RZ MR1892

London, May 18, 1939
25. OEA7866-1 Jungle Nights In Montmartre (-) HMV unissued


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BDW8004
The Dorsey Brothers' Orchestra - Volume 1 - 1928
The complete output with all known alternates including five test pressings.

Dorsey Brothers and Their Orchestra
Leo McConville-Fuzzy Farrar (t), Tommy Dorsey (t,tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Arnold Brilhart (as,o), Herbert Spencer (ts), Carl Kress (g), Hank Stern (bb), Chauncey Morehouse (d-chimes), Irving Kaufman (v).
New York, February 14, 1928
1. 400082-B Mary Ann (Davis & Silver) v-IK OK 40995
2. 400083-C Persian Rug (Kahn & Noret) OK 40995

Mickey Bloom-Fuzzy Farrar (t), Tommy Dorsey (t,tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Arnold Brilhart (as,o), Herbert Spencer (ts), ?Arthur Schutt (p), Carl Kress (bjo), Hank Stern (bb), Chauncey Morehouse (d), Bill Dutton (v).
New York, March 14, 1928
3. 400144-B Coquette (Kahn, Lombardo & Green) v-BD OK 41007
4. 400145-C The Yale Blues (Knox & Ellis) v-BD OK 41007

Adrian Rollini (bsx) replaces Stern; Seger Ellis (v).
New York, April 24, 1928
5. 400633-B Indian Cradle Song (Kahn & Wayne) v-SE Test
6. 400633-C Indian Cradle Song (Kahn & Wayne) v-SE OK 41032
7. 400634-A My Melancholy Baby (Norton & Burnett) v-SE Test
8. 400634-C My Melancholy Baby (Norton & Burnett) v-SE OK 41032

Joe Tarto (bb) replaces Rollini.
New York, May 22, 1928
9. 400698-A That's My Mammy (Pease Baer & Nelson) v-BD OK 41050
10. 400699-C Dixie Dawn (Trent & De Rose) v-BD OK 41050

Hank Stern (bb) replaces Tarto; Scrappy Lambert (v).
New York, June 4, 1928
11. 400740-B Evening Star (Turk & Ahlert) v-SL OK 41065
12. 400740-C Evening Star (Turk & Ahlert) v-SL Test
13. 400741-A Forgetting You (De Sylva, Brown & Henderson) v-SL OK 41065
14. 400741-B Forgetting You (De Sylva, Brown & Henderson) v-SL Test

Dorsey Brothers and Their Concert Orchestra
Dr. Eugene Ormandy conducting Leo McConville-Fuzzy Farrar-Mickey Bloom-?Manny Klein (t), Tommy Dorsey-Carl Loffler (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Max Farley (as,f), Arnold Brilhart (as), Bill Green (ts), Al Duffy-Leo Kroucrick-2 others (vn), Arthur Schutt (p), Jack Hansen (bb), Jimmy Mullen (sb), Charles Dondron (vib), Smith Ballew-Hal Kemp-Nye Mayhew-Saxie Dowell-Skinny Ennis (v), George Crozier (arr).
New York, July 16, 1928
15. 400871-B Was It A Dream? Part 1(Coslow, Spier & Britt) OK 41083
    400872-C Was It A Dream? - Part 2-Coslow, Spier & Britt) v-SB-HK-NM-SD-SE OK 41083
Note: The two sides of the original 78 rpm record have been presented here as a continuous performance.

Dorsey Brothers and Their Orchestra
Fuzzy Farrar-?Nat Natoli (t), Tommy Dorsey (t,tb), Jack Teagarden (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Arnold Brilhart (as), Frank Teschmacher (cl, ts), Herbert Spencer (ts), Frank Signorelli (p), Carl Kress (bjo,g), Hank Stern (bb), Stan King (d), Smith Ballew (v).
New York, September 29, 1928
16. 401169-B 'Round Evening (Steiner, Coots & Whiting) v-SB OK 41124
17. 401170-B Out Of The Dawn (Donaldson) v-SB OK 41124

Tom Dorsey
Tommy Dorsey (t), accompanied by Eddie Lang (g), Jimmy Williams (sb), Stan King (d), Arthur Schutt (harmonium on 401308-C).
New York, November 10, 1928
18. 401308-C It's Right Here For You (Bradford) OK 41178
19. 401309-C Tiger Rag (La Rocca) OK 41178

Dorsey Brothers and Their Orchestra
Leo McConville-Fuzzy Farrar-Phil Napoleon (t), Tommy Dorsey (t,tb), Glenn Miller (tb, arr), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Arnold Brilhart (cl,as,f), Herbert Spencer (ts), 3 unknown (vn), Arthur Schutt (p), Tony Colucci (bjo), Eddie Lang (g), Hank Stern (bb), Stan King (d), Smith Ballew (v).
New York, November 21, 1928
20. 401385-B Sally Of My Dreams (Kernell) v-SB OK 41151
21. 401386-A She's Funny That Way (Whiting & Moret) v-SB OK 41158
22. 401387-B Cross Roads (Klages, Axt & Mendoza) v-SB OK 41151

Dorsey Brothers and Their Concert Orchestra
Personnel and date as for track 15.
23. 500021-C Was It A Dream? (Coslow, Spier & Britt) Test


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The Dorsey Brothers' Orchestra - Volume 2 - 1929-30
The continuation of the complete chronological output of this important band including an unissued test of "Was it a Dream?".

Dorsey Brothers and Their Orchestra
Leo McConville, Fuzzy Farrar, Phil Napoleon (t), Tommy Dorsey (t,tb), Glenn Miller (tb, arr), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Arnold Brilhart (cl,as,f), Herbert Spencer (ts), unknown (vn), Arthur Schutt (p), Eddie Lang (g), Hank Stern (bb), Stan King (d), Smith Ballew, Bing Crosby, unknown chorus (v).
New York, January 26, 1929
1. 401560-B The Spell Of The Blues (Johnston, Dreyer & Ruby) v-BC OK 41181
2. 401561-B Let's Do It (Cole Porter) v-BC OK 41181
3. 401562-C My Kinda Love (Trent & Alter) v-BC OK 41188


Same Personnel
New York, March 15, 1929
4. 401715-B Mean To Me (Turk & Ahlert) v-SB&chorus OK 41210
5. 401716-C Button Up Your Overcoat (De Sylva, Brown & Henderson) v-SB&chorus OK 41210
6. 401717-A I'll Never Ask For More (Turk & Ahlert) v-SB&chorus OK 41220



Dorsey Brothers and Their Concert Orchestra
Justin Ring cond. Leo McConville, Fuzzy Farrar, Phil Napoleon (t), Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller (tb), Ollie Boyd (cl), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Arnold Brilhart (as), Jim Crossan (ts), Irving Kohn (o), Phil Raines (bsn), Murray Kellner, Sam Rates, Nat Brusiloff, Sam Freed (vn), Emil Stark (vc), Arthur Schutt (p), Eddie Lang (g), Hank Stern (bb), Joe Tarto (sb), Stan King (d), Chauncey Morehouse (d, vib), Smith Ballew (v), George Crozier (arr).
New York, April 3, 1929
7. 401775-B Lover, Come Back To Me (Part 1) (Hammerstein 2nd & Romberg)v-SB OK 41223
8. 401776-E Lover, Come Back To Me (Part 2) (Hammerstein 2nd & Romberg) OK 41223

Tom Dorsey and His Novelty Orchestra
Tommy Dorsey (t), Frank Signorelli (p), Eddie Lang (g), Stan King (d).
New York, April 23, 1929
9. 401821-B Daddy, Change Your Mind (Wilson & Guarante) OK 41422
10. 401822-C You Can't Cheat A Cheater (Dorsey, Lang & Signorelli) OK 41422



Jimmy Dorsey
Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as) acc. by Leo McConville, Mannie Klein (t), Tommy Dorsey (tb), Alfie Evans (as), Paul Mason (ts), Arthur Schutt (p), Eddie Lang (g), Joe Tarto (sb), Stan King (d).
New York, June 13, 1929
11. 401877-B Beebe (Dorsey) OK 41245
12. 401878-C Praying The Blues (Dorsey) OK 41245



The Travelers (James Dorsey-Director)
Leo McConville, Mannie Klein (t), Tommy Dorsey (t,tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Alfie Evans (as), Paul Mason (ts), Arthur Schutt (p), Tony Colucci (bjo), Hank Stern (bb), Stan King (d), Irving Kaufman (v).
New York, June 19, 1929
13. 402465-B Am I Blue? (Akst & Clarke) v-IK OK 41259
14. 402466-B Baby, Oh! Where Can You Be? (Kochler & Magine) v-IK OK 41260
15. 402467-C Breakaway (Gottler, Mitchell & Conrad) OK 41260



Dorsey Brothers and Their Orchestra
Leo McConville, Mannie Klein (t), Tommy Dorsey (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Larry Abbott (as), Lucien Smith (ts,vc), Arthur Schutt (p), Eddie Lang (g), Hank Stern (bb), Stan King (d), Irving Kaufman (v).
New York, July 12, 1929
16. 402531-A Singin' In The Rain (Freed & Brown) v-IK OK 41272
17. 402531-B Singin' In The Rain (Freed & Brown) v-IK OK 41272
18. 402532-A Your Mother And Mine (Goodwin & Edwards) v-IK OK 41272
19. 402533-C Maybe - Who Knows? (Etting, Schuster & Tucker) v-IK OK 41279

The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
Muggsy Spanier, Mannie Klein, Frank Guarente (t), Tommy Dorsey, Joe Yukl (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Alfie Evans (as), Herbert Spencer (ts), 2 unknown (vn), Irving Brodsky (p), Carl Kress (g), Joe Tarto (bb,sb), Ray Bauduc (d), Scrappy Lambert (v).
New York, January 13, 1930
20. 9277-2 Have A Little Faith In Me (Lewis, Young & Warren) v-SL Cam 0171
21. 9277-3 Have A Little Faith In Me (Lewis, Young & Warren) v-SL Bwy 1352
22. 9278-3 Congratulations (Pinkard,, Goetz, Green & Stept) v-SL Ba 0566
23. 9279-2 Beside An Open Fireplace (Denniker & Osborne) v-SL Ba 0589

Dorsey Brothers and Their Concert Orchestra
Dr. Eugene Ormandy conducting Leo McConville, Fuzzy Farrar, Mickey Bloom, ?Manny Klein (t), Tommy Dorsey, Carl Loffler (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Max Farley (as,f), Arnold Brilhart (as), Bill Green (ts), Al Duffy, Leo Kroucrick, 2 others (vn), Arthur Schutt (p), Jack Hansen (bb), Jimmy Mullen (sb), Charles Dondron (vib), Smith Ballew, Hal Kemp, Nye Mayhew, Saxie Dowell, Skinny Ennis (v), George Crozier (arr).
New York, July 16, 1928
24. 500021-D Was It A Dream? (Coslow, Spier & Britt) Test


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The Dorsey Brothers' Orchestra Volume 3 - 1930-33
Including no less than five sides previously unissued in any form as well as all known alternate issues.

The Travelers (Under Direction of Jimmy Dorsey)
Three of Charlie Margulis-Bill Moore-Louis Garcia-Mannie Klein (t), Tommy Dorsey (tb), Glenn Miller (tb, arr), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Arnold Brilhart (as), Bud Freeman (ts), Arthur Schutt (p), Eddie Lang (g), Joe Tarto (bb), Stan King (d), Scrappy Lambert-Wes Vaughan (v).
New York, November 7, 1930
1. 100434-1 Can This Be Love? (Swift and James)-vSL VT 2242-V
2. 404544-B Fine And Dandy (Swift and James)-vSL OK 41471
3. 404545-A I Can Make Most Anything But I Can't Make A Man (Bloom and Young)-WV OK 41471

Bunny Berigan-Charlie Margulis-?Louis Garcia (t), Tommy Dorsey (tb), Glenn Miller (tb, arr), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Arnold Brilhart (as), ?Bud Freeman (ts), Arthur Schutt (p), Eddie Lang (g), Joe Tarto (sb), Stan King (d), Scrappy Lambert (v).
New York, February 26, 1931
4. E-36186 You Said It (Yellen-Arlen)-vSL Mt M 12113
5. E-36187 Sweet And Hot (Yellen-Arlen)-vSL Mt M 12113
6. E-36188 I've Got A Sweet Somebody To Love Me (Ryan-Handman)-vSL Mt M 12148
7. E-36189 Dream A Little Dream Of Me (Kahn- Schwandt-Andree)-vSL Mt M 12148

Bunny Berigan-Charlie Margulis-?Louis Garcia (t), Tommy Dorsey (tb), Glenn Miller (tb, arr), Jimmy Dorsey-Arnold Brilhart (cl,as), ?Bud Freeman (ts), Arthur Schutt (p), Eddie Lang (g), Joe Tarto (sb), Stan King (d), Elmer Feldkamp (v).
New York, July 30, 1931
8. E-36946 I Can't Get Mississippi Off My Mind (Young-Akst)-vEF Mt M 12230
9. E-36947 I Apologize (Hoffman-Goodhart-Nelson)-vEF Mt M 12227
10. E-36948 Begging For Love (Berlin)-vEF Mt M 12227
11. E-36949 Parkin' In The Moonlight (Tobias-O'Flynn-DeRose)-vEF Br 6164

Dorsey Brothers and Their Orchestra
Bunny Berigan-Louis Garcia-unknown (t), Tommy Dorsey-Glenn Miller (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), ?Arnold Brilhart (cl,as), Foster Morehouse (ts), Arthur Schutt (p), Tony Sacco (bjo,g,v), Hank Stern (bb), Stan King (d).
New York, December 9, 1931
12. 152033-2 Home (Van Steeden-Clarkson)-vTS Test
13. 152034-2 By The Sycamore Tree (Wendling and Gillespie)-vTS Co 2581-D
14. 152035-2 (You Knew You'd Hurt Somebody) Why Did It Have To Be Me? (Green, Lombardo and Stept)-vTS Co 2589-D
15. 152036-2 Ooh That Kiss (Warren, Dixon and Young)-vTS Co 2581-D
Note: The adjustment to the personnel from that given in Rust is based on Tony Sacco's diaries which are now in the hands of Grant Cairns.

Jimmy Dorsey Jimmy Dorsey (as) acc. by Mannie Klein (t), Tommy Dorsey (tb), Fulton McGrath (p), Carl Kress (g), Artie Bernstein (sb), Stan King (d).
New York, July 14, 1932
16. B-12071-A Beebe (J. Dorsey) Br 6352
17. Beebe (J. Dorsey) Br 6352

Tommy Dorsey Tommy Dorsey (tb) acc. by Mannie Klein (t), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Fulton McGrath (p), Carl Kress (g), Artie Bernstein (sb), Stan King (d).
New York, July 14, 1932
18. B-12072-A Three Moods (Dorsey) Test

Jimmy Dorsey Same personnel and date as tracks 16 and 17.
19. B-12073-A Oodles Of Noodles (J. Dorsey) Br 6352
20. B-12073-B Oodles Of Noodles (J. Dorsey) Co 36063

Tommy Dorsey Tommy Dorsey (tb) acc. by Mannie Klein (t), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Larry Binyon (ts), Fulton McGrath (p), Dick McDonough (g), Artie Bernstein (sb), Stan King (d).
New York, August 6, 1932
21. B-12150-A Three Moods (Dorsey) Br 01367
22. B-12150-B Three Moods (Dorsey) Test

Tommy Dorsey Tommy Dorsey (tb) acc. by Bunny Berigan (t), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), Fulton McGrath (p), Dick McDonough (g), Artie Bernstein (sb), Stan King (d).
New York, April 8, 1933
23. B-13207-A Maybe (George Gershwin-Ira Gershwin) Test
24. B-13207-B Maybe (George Gershwin-Ira Gershwin) Test


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Red Nichols on Edison 1924-27
Includes every known take by Red and Miff's Stompers for Edison including an unissued test of "Hurricane" from the Edison Historic Site in Orange, N.J. Other sides by the Charleston Seven, the Golden Gate Orch. and Don Voorhees and his Earl Carroll's "Vanities" Orch.

Charleston Seven
Possibly Red Nichols, unknown (tpts), Miff Mole (tbn), Dick Johnson (clt, alto), Jack Pettis (cm sax), unknown (bjo), unknown (bbs).
New York, November 24, 1924.
1. 9866-A Nashville Nightingale (Irving Caesar & George Gershwin) Edison 51446
2. 9867-B Toodles (Herman Ruby & Otis Spencer) Edison 51446

Golden Gate Orchestra (California Ramblers)
Arthur Hand (vln, dir), Frank Cush, Red Nichols (tpts), Tommy Dorsey (tbn), Jimmy Dorsey, Arnold Brilhart (clt, alto), Freddy Cusick (clt, tnr), Adrian Rollini (bsx), Irving Brodsky (pno), Tommy Felline (bjo), Stan King (dms).
New York, April 2, 1925.
3. 10293-A On The Oregon Trail (Edw. Sedgewick & Henry R. Cohen) Edison 51538

New York, June 23, 1925
4. 10452-C Look Who's Here! (Ray Klages & Ken Whitmer) Edison 51591

Red & Miff's Stompers
Red Nichols (tpt), Miff Mole (tbn), Jimmy Dorsey (clt, alto), Alfie Evans (alto), Arthur Schutt (pno), Joe Tarto (bbs), Vic Berton (dms).
New York, October 13, 1926
5. 11245-A Alabama Stomp (Henry Creamer & Jimmy Johnson) Edison 51854
6. 11245-B Alabama Stomp (Henry Creamer & Jimmy Johnson) Edison 51854
7. 11245-C Alabama Stomp (Henry Creamer & Jimmy Johnson) Edison 51854
8. 11246-A Stampede (Fletcher Henderson) Edison 51854
9. 11246-B Stampede (Fletcher Henderson) Edison 51854
10. 11246-C Stampede (Fletcher Henderson) Edison 51854

Same personnel
New York, November 10, 1926
11. 11291-A Hurricane (Paul Mertz) Edison 51878
12. 11291-B Hurricane (Paul Mertz) Edison 51878
13. 11291-C Hurricane (Paul Mertz) Edison test
14. 11292-B Black Bottom Stomp (Jelly Roll Morton) Edison 51878
15. 11292-C Black Bottom Stomp (Jelly Roll Morton) Edison 51878

Don Voorhees and His Earl Carroll's "Vanities" Orchestra
Don Vorhees (dir), Red Nichols, Leo McConville (tpt), Miff Mole (tbn), Bill Trone (mel), Phil Gleason, Fred Morrow (clt, sop, alto), Paul Cartwright (clt, sop, tnr), probably Arthur Schutt (pno), ick McDonough (bjo, gtr), Jack Hansen (bbs), Vic Berton (dms).
New York, February 28, 1927
16. 11543-A Pardon The Glove (Howdy Quicksell) Edison 51962
17. 11543-B Pardon The Glove (Howdy Quicksell) Edison 51962
18. 11543-C Pardon The Glove (Howdy Quicksell) Edison 51962


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Richmond Rarities - Recorded in Richmond, Indiana 1927-33
Recorded on such labels as Electrobeam Gennett, Champion and Supertone, this CD presents the complete output, including all known alternate takes, of the following bands - Alex Jackson and his Plantation Orch., Alphonso Trent and his Orch., Zach Whyte's Chocolate Beau Brummels and Red Perkins and his Dixie Ramblers.

Alex Jackson and His Plantation Orchestra
Alex Jackson (v) dir. Clarence Wheeler, Lee Golden (t), Joe King (tb), Len Fields, Harold Scott (cl,as), Raymond Martin (ts), Lonnie Small (p), Tommy Short (bjo), Bob Ysaguirre (bb), Dick Ward (d), Orchestra members (v).

Richmond, Ind., September 16, 1927
1. 13081 Jack Ass Blues (---) -vO Ge 6249

Richmond, Ind., October 27, 1927

Unknown band member doubles on kazoo on track 3.
2. 13180 I Call You Sugar (Baxter-Bowles) -vAJ Ge 6296
3. 13181 When Erastus Plays His Old Kazoo (Coslow-Spier-Fain) -vAJ-O Ch 15386
4. 13182-A Missouri Squabble (Holst-Kretznus) -vO Ch 15386
Note: Champion as The Plantation Serenaders.


Alphonso Trent and His Orchestra
Alphonso Trent (p) dir. Chester Clark, Irving Randolph (t), Leo “Snub” Mosely (tb, v), James Jeter, Charles Pillars, Lee Hilliard (as), Hayes Pillars (ts, bar), Leroy “Stuff” Smith (vln,v), Eugene Crooke (bjo, gtr), Robert “Eppie” Jackson (bb), possibly Alvin Burroughs (d), John Fielding (v).

Richmond, Ind., October 11, 1928
5. 14327-B Louder And Funnier (Sanders) -vSS Ge 6664
6. 14328 Gilded Kisses (Mosley) -vSM-SS-JF Ge 6664

Richmond, Ind., December 5, 1928
7. 14518 Black And Blue Rhapsody (Madison) Ge 6710
8. 14519 Nightmare (Riley-Meyers-Handler) Ge 6710

Alphonso Trent (p) dir. Herbert “Peanuts” Holland, Chester Clark, Irving Randolph, George Hudson (t), Leo “Snub” Mosely (tb), James Jeter, Charles Pillars, Lee Hilliard (as), Hayes Pillars (ts, bar), Leroy “Stuff” Smith (vln, v), Eugene Crooke (bjo, gtr), Robert “Eppie” Jackson (bb), A.G. Godley (d), Orchestra members (v).
Richmond, Ind., March 5, 1930
9. 16349-A After You've Gone (Bleyer-Creamer-Layton) -vSS Ge 7161
10. 16350-A St. James Infirmary (Primrose) -vO Ge 7161
Note: This issue as Al Trent and His Orchestra.

Alphonso Trent dir. Herbert “Peanuts” Holland, Chester Clark, Harry “Sweets” Edison (t), Leo “Snub” Mosely (tb), Gus Wilson (tb,arr), James Jeter, Charles Pillars, Lee Hilliard (as), Hayes Pillars (ts, bar), Anderson Lacy (vln, v), unknown (p), Eugene Crooke (bjo, gtr), Robert “Eppie” Jackson (bb), A.G. Godley (d).
Richmond, Ind., March 24, 1933
11. 19080 Clementine (Creamer-Warren) Ch 16587
12. 19081 I Found A New Baby (Williams) - vAL Ch 16587
Note: This issue as Alphonse Trent and His Orchestra.


Zack Whyte's Chocolate Beau Brummels

Zack Whyte (bjo) dir. Melvin “Sy” Oliver, Bubber Whyte, Henry Savage (t), Floyd Brady (tb), Earl Tribble, Ben Richardson, Clarence Paige (as), Al Sears (ts, bar), Herman Chittison (p), Montgomery Morrison (bb), William Benton (d), Orchestra members (v).
Richmond, Ind., January 22, 1929
13. 14718-A Mandy (---) (From “Shufflin' Along”) Spt 9486

Richmond, Ind., February 11, 1929
14. 14788 Hum All Your Troubles Away (Rush-Rowell-Smith) -vO Spt 9486
Note: This issue as Eddie Walker and His Band.
Richmond, Ind., February 26, 1929
15. 14836-B? It's Tight Like That (---)-vO Ch 15714
16. 14836? It's Tight Like That (---)-vO Spt 9368
17. 14837? West End Blues (Oliver-Williams) Meritt 19
18. 14837-B? West End Blues (Oliver-Williams) Ch 15714
19. 14837-A? West End Blues (Oliver-Williams) Spt 9368

Note: Champion as Smoke Jackson and His Red Onions; Supertone as Eddie Walker and His Band. The takes taken from the Supertone issue are the ones most commonly encountered; these have been assigned the take shown in the ledgers as “1st-Use”. In the case of West End Blues, this conclusion is consistent with the MCA-1371 LP where -A is shown. We have assumed that the Meritt LP issue of West End is “3rd”, and that the alternate of It's Tight Like That is “2nd”.

Zack Whyte dir. Melvin “Sy” Oliver, Bubber Whyte, Henry Savage (t), Floyd Brady (tb), Earl Tribble, Ben Richardson, Clarence Paige (as), Fred Jackson (ts), Herman Chittison (p, cel), Charlie Anderson (bjo), Montgomery Morrison (bb), William Benton (d,vib).
Richmond, Ind., December 19, 1929
20. 16005-A Good Feelin' Blues (Bonlanger-DeCimber) Ge 7086
21. 16006 Wailin' Blues (Lewis-Melrose-DeCimber) Ge 7086

Red Perkins and His Dixie Ramblers        
Frank “Red” Perkins (t,as,ss,v) dir. Joe Drake (t,cl,ts,arr), Andre C. Oglesby (tb), Jesse Simmons (cl,as,ts), Howard Fields (p), Charles “Goodie” Watkins (bjo, gtr), Eugene Freels (t, bb), Harry Rooks (d-x), trio (v).

Richmond, Ind., May 5, 1931
22. 17727-A Hard Times Stomp (Perkins) Ch 40044
23. 17728-A My Baby Knows How (Davis-Akst-Richman) -vFP Ch 16661

Richmond, Ind., May 6, 1931
24. 17729-A Old Man Blues (Paul, Ellington, Mills) - v3 Ch 40044
25. 17730 Minor Blues (Perkins) Ch 16288


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Gennett Rarities - Recorded in Birmingham, Alabama and Richmond, Indiana 1927-29
Mythically rare recordings made by the Gennett company on field trips to Birmingham. This CD includes the complete recorded output of Syd Valentine's Patent Leather Kids, the Triangle Harmony Boys, the Black Birds of Paradise, Frank Bunch and his Fuzzy Wuzzies, Willie Jones and his Orch., Horace Smith with the best sides by two obscure bands, Eddie Miles and his Florentine Orch. and Dunk Rendleman and the Alabamians.

Triangle Harmony Boys
Unknown (c), (tb), (cl,as), ? Murray Harper (ts), (p), (bjo), (d).
Birmingham, Alabama, c. July 7, 1927
1. GEX-704-B Canned Heat Blues (Bridges-McMath) Ge 6322

Same instrumentation.
Birmingham, Alabama, c. August 22, 1927
2. GEX-838-A Chicken Supper Strut (Triangle Boys) Sil 5139
3. GEX-839-A Sweet Patootie (Murray) Sil 5139
Note: This issue as Alabama Harmony Boys.


Black Birds of Paradise        

William “Buddy” Howard (tb, v) dir. Philmore “Shorty” Hall (c), James Bell (cl,as), Walter Boyd (as,ss,ts), Melvin Small (p), Tom Ivery (bjo), Ivory Johnson (bb), Samuel Borders (d).
Birmingham, Alabama, c. July 9, 1927
4. GEX-716-B Muddy Water (Trent-DeRose)-vWH Ge 6211
5. GEX-717-A Bugahoma Blues (Howard) Ge 6210
6. GEX-718-A Tishomingo Blues (Williams) Ge 6210
7. GEX-719-B Sugar! (Pinkard)-vWH Ge 6211

Eddie Miles and His Florentine Orch.
Unknown (c), (tb), (cl,as), (ts), (p), (bjo), (bb), (d), N. Sol Bearman (v).

Birmingham, Alabama, c. August 15, 1927
8. GEX-830-A Is It Possible That She Loves Me (Dixon-Woods)-vNSB Ge 6247


George H. Tremer        

George H. Tremer (p, kazoo, percussion).

Birmingham, Alabama, c. August 4, 1927
9. GEX-779-A Spirit Of '49 Rag (Tremer) De 7137



Frank Bunch and His Fuzzy Wuzzies
Frank Bunch (p) dir. Hunch Vines (t), Joseph Britton (tb), 2 unknown (cl,ss,ts), Carl Bunch (bjo), Ivory Johnson (bb), unknown (d).

Birmingham, Alabama, c. August 10, 1927
10. GEX-791 Fuzzy Wuzzy (Woods-Bunch) Ge 6278

Same personnel.
Birmingham, Alabama, c. August 20, 1927
11. GEX-832-A Fourth Avenue Stomp (Bunch-Woods) Ge 6293
12. GEX-833 Congo Stomp (Woods) Ge 6293

Note: It is not known whether the “Woods” given as composer of these titles is a member of the band.


Dunk Rendleman and The Alabamians

Dunk Rendleman (bjo) dir. Bob Hamilton (t), unknown (tb), Bill Aderholt and another (cl,as), unknown (ts), Bob Percy (p), Worth Roberts (bb), unknown (d).
Birmingham, Alabama, c. August 28, 1927
13. GEX-852-A Mean Dog Blues (Jackson) Ge 6322


Willie Jones and His Orchestra        

Leonard Gay (reeds) dir. Ed White-Ted Shame (t), Vic Dickenson or Sam Searce (tb), V. Bassett-S. Richardson (reeds), H. Seldon (p), W. Warfield (bjo), C. Peterson (bb), Willie Jones (d).

Richmond, Indiana, November 21, 1927
14. GEX-964-A Ragamuffin Stomp (Gay) Ge 6370
15. GEX-965-B Michigan Stomp (Grier) Ge 6326
16. GEX-966 Bugs (The Gang) Ge 6326

Horace Smith
Horace Smith (v) acc. by Syd Valentine (t), James “Slick” Helms (p), Paul George (bjo).
Richmond, Indiana, October 2, 1929
17. 15709-A Mother-In-Law Blues (---) Ge 7025
18. 15710-A Love Is Dead (Thompson-Guernsey) Ge 7025
19. 15712-A Going Away And Leave My Baby (Thompson-Guernsey) Var 6064
20. 15714 Clickety Clack Blues (Thompson-Guernsey) Ch 15882
Note: Varsity 6064 was issued as by Bill Brown; Champion 15882 was issued as by Ted Ross. Gennett 7025 describes the accompanists as “Patent Leather Kids”.


Syd Valentine's Patent Leather Kids
Syd Valentine (t), James “Slick” Helms (p), Paul George (bjo).
Richmond, Indiana, October 2, 1929
21. 15721-A Jelly Bean Drag (---) Ch 40085
22. 15722-A Asphalt Walk (---) Ge 7071
23. 15723 Patent Leather Stomp (---) Ge 7026
24. 15724-A Rock And Gravel (---) Ch 40085
Note: Champion 40085 was issued as by Skillet Dick and His Frying Pans. The song title of 15721-A is given as Jelly Bean Rag on this issue.


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BDW8010 Chicago Rhythm 1923-28 Complete output of Al Turk's Princess Orch. made fo rhe Olympic and Okeh labels plus the best of Charlie Straight's Orch. from Paramount, Brunswick and Vocalion.

Al Turk's Princess Orchestra
Al Turk (c) directing unknown (tb), (cl,as), (as), (ts), (p), (bjo), (bb), (d).
Chicago, c. October, 1924
1. Spain (Isham Jones) Supertone 1455
2. Shine (Ford Dabney) Supertone 1455
3. Sweet Little You (Irving M. Bibo) Olympic 1461
4. Copenhagen (---) Olympic 1461
5. Red Hot Mama (Wells, Cooper, Rose) Olympic 1463
6. King Porter Stomp (---) Olympic 1463
7. Down Romany Way (Dupre, Druding and Altiere) Olympic 1464
Note: Supertone 1455 is credited to Albert Turk's Princess Dance Orch.

Al Turk's Orchestra
Al Turk (c) directing unknown (c), (tb), (cl,as,ss), (as,ts), (p), (bjo), (bb), (d), D. Harris-Earl Hayden [who may be members of the band] (v).
Chicago, June 17, 1926
8. 9733-A Snag It (Oliver) Okeh 40653
9. 9734-A Hi Henry Stomp (Jones) Okeh 40653
10. 9735-A Mean Man (Turk-Harris-Davis) Okeh 8377
11. 9736-A One O'Clock Blues (Harris-Turk) -vDH Okeh 8377


Chicago, c. June 26, 1926
12. 9798-A I'm Just Wild About Animal Crackers (Rich-Coslow-Link)-vEH Okeh 40648
13. 9801-A Shanghai Honeymoon (Shockley-Hausman-Melrose) Okeh 40660

Mr. Gene Greene, The Rag-Time King
Gene Greene (v), accompanied by Charley Straight (p).
London, c. November, 1912
14. 92179 Rag-Time Soldier Man (Irving Berlin) Pathé 100


London, c. March, 1913
15. 92401 Rag, Rag, Rag (Flanagan & Don Heath) Pathé 544



Charley Straight's Rendezvous Orchestra
Charley Straight (p) directing Lee Riley (c), Holmes Coltman (tb), Al Kvale (cl,as), Ray Puttnam (cl,ts), Julian Davidson (bjo), George Hookham (bb), Don Morgan (d).
Chicago, June, 1923
16. 1445-3 Buddy's Habits (Charley Straight-Arnett Nelson) Paramount 20244
17. 1446-2 Henpecked Blues (Buffano) Paramount 20244


As above, probably with either Kvale or Puttnam doubling on baritone sax, and unknown violin added.
Chicago, September, 1923
18. 1505-2 Arkansas Mule (Jimmy Clark) Paramount 20264
19. 1511-3 Bathing Beauty Blues (A. Lawrence-R. Cooper) Paramount 20264


Chicago, October, 1923
20. 1542-3 Sweet Henry The Pride of Tennessee (Benny Davis-Harry Akst) Paramount 20271
21. 1543-2 Easy Melody (Larry Conley-Gene Rodemick) Paramount 20271

Chicago, December, 1923
22. 1617-1 Forgetful Blues (---) Puritan 11291
Note: This issue is credited to Frisco Syncopators.

Charley Straight's Orchestra
Charley Straight (p) directing Gene Cafferelli and another (c), Randall Miller (tb), Bob Strong (mel,cl,as,vln), Frank Stoddard (cl,as), Dale Skinner (cl,ts), Frank Sylvano (bjo), Joe Gish or Gist (bb), Don Morgan (d).
Chicago, May 28, 1926
23. E-19403 Deep Henderson (Rose) Brunswick 3224
24. E-19405 Hobo's Prayer (Senter-Hirsch) Vocalion 15388
25. E-19406 Hobo's Prayer (Senter-Hirsch) Brunswick 3224
26. E-3314 Minor Gaff (Arluck-George) Vocalion 15388
Note: Vocalion 15388 is credited to The Tennessee Tooters, which is where Rust lists these two sides. According to Rust, these sides were recorded on June 29, 1926. The matrix numbers are taken from the original record; note that track 24's matrix number is at odds with Rust's listing which is given as E-3316, probably due to the different matrix series used for Brunswick and Vocalion.

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