Category Archives: American Recordings

Frankie Masters & His Orchestra – 1939

“I Wanna Wrap You Up (And Take You Home With Me)” Frankie Masters And His Orchestra, Frankie Masters, vocal December 15, 1939 (Vocalion 5352 mx W 26349) I Wanna Wrap You Up “I’ve Got My Eyes On You” Frankie Masters … Continue reading

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Léon Jessel / Whilhelm Aletter Intermezzos – 1913

“The Wedding Of The Rose” Conway’s Band July 9, 1913 (Victor 17476-B) The Wedding Of The Rose “Rendez-vous” Victor Concert Orchestra December 23, 1913 (Victor 17476 A) Rendez-vous   Here are two recordings of “intermezzo” songs that were well-known on … Continue reading

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Riccardo Stracciari “Barcarolle From La Gioconda” 1921

“Barcarolle From La Gioconda” Riccardo Stracciari, vocal November 1, 1921 (Columbia 79636) Bacarolle From La Gioconda   It has been awhile since I have featured any grand opera recordings.   To remedy that, here is Italian baritone Riccardo Stracciari performing the barcarolle … Continue reading

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Ray Noble And His Orchestra 1932 & 1935

“The Younger Generation” Ray Noble And His Orchestra; Al Bowlly, vocal September 1, 1932 (Victor 25020-B) The Younger Generation “Mad About The Boy” Ray Noble And His Orchestra September 1, 1932 (Victor 25020-A) Mad About The Boy “Let’s Swing It” … Continue reading

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4th of July Music

“Stars And Stripes Forever March” Hurtado Bros. Royal Marimba Band of Guatemala April 26, 1916 (Victor 18092 A) Stars And Stripes Forever March “The Invincible Eagle” American Regimental Band 1917 (Pathe 20273 B) The Invincible Eagle “Liberty Loan March” American … Continue reading

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Harry C. Browne – 1916

“Kingdom Come” Harry C Browne, vocal and banjo October 13, 1916 (Columbia A2135 mx 470014) Kingdom Come “When I Used To Work Upon The Levee” Harry C Browne, vocal and banjo December 21, 1916 (Columbia A2135 mx 47009) When I … Continue reading

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Lewis James – 1927

“Good Night Little Girl Good Night” Lewis James, vocal December 1, 1927 (Columbia 1437 D mx 145267) Good Night Little Girl Good Night “Absent” Lewis James, vocal December 1, 1927 (Columbia 1437 D mx 145266) Absent   Here are two … Continue reading

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Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Boys – 1937

“Where Is The Sun” Stuff Smith And His Onyx Club Boys; Stuff Smith, vocal May 4, 1937  ( Decca 1287 A mx 62173) Where Is The Sun “Upstairs” Stuff Smith And His Onyx Club Boys May 4, 1937 (Decca 1287 … Continue reading

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“Slidus Trombonus” Leo Zimmerman 1917

  “Slidus Trombonus” Leo Zimmerman September 21, 1917 (Columbia A2429 mx 77357) Slidus Trombonus   Here is a ragtime era novelty song that I think is fun. The original sheet music for “Slidus Trombonus” included a subtitle “A Trombone Comedy” … Continue reading

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Kitty O’Connor – 1927

“I Ain’t That Kind Of A Baby” Kitty O’Connor June 22, 1927 (Columbia 1069 D mx 144390) I Ain’t That Kind Of A Baby “Lazy Weather” Kitty O’Connor June 22, 1927  (Columbia 1069 D mx 144389 ) Lazy Weather   … Continue reading

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