Monthly Archives: August 2011

Savoy Orpheans

“You’re In Kentucky Sure As You’re Born”Savoy Orpheans At The Savoy Hotel, London1924 (Columbia 3430 A 708) The Savoy Orpheans were based out of London’s Savoy Hotel between 1923 and 1927.   The band was founded and directed by Debroy Somers … Continue reading

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“Waltzes From Vienna”

  “Waltzes From Vienna Part 1″Thea Philips, William Parsons, vocal; Walford Hyden, conductor1931 (Broadcast Twelve Super 3082 A mx L 01180) “Waltzes From Vienna Part 2″Thea Philips, William Parsons, vocal; Walford Hyden, conductor1931 (Broadcast Twelve Super 3082 B mx L … Continue reading

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Josephine Bradley And Her Ballroom Orchestra

  “We’ll Gather Lilacs”Josephine Bradley And Her Ballroom Orchestra1945 (Decca MW.323 mx DR 9336) “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”Josephine Bradley And Her Ballroom Orchestra1945 (Decca MW.323 mx DR 9337) Here is a record from English Decca’s special “Music While You Work” … Continue reading

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“In Wintertime Waltz”

  “In Wintertime Waltz”McKee’s Orchestra1915 (Victor 35511 B)   Here is a charming waltz composed by Frank W. McKee and performed by his orchestra.    I have not been able to find much information about McKee.    He composed a number of … Continue reading

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Ted Weems And His Orchestra

  “The Man From The South” Ted Weems And His Orchestra; Arthur Jarrett, vocal 1929 (Victor 22238 B) “Harmonica Harry” Ted Weems  And His Orchestra; Parker Gibbs, vocal 1929 (Victor 22238 A)   Here is a Ted Weems record from … Continue reading

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Barnabas Von Geczy

    “Destiny Valse” (Destiny Waltz) Barnabas Von Geczy et son Orchestre 1936 (Disque Gramophone K7970 mx ORA 1591 “Voix Du Printemps” (Frühlingsstimmen) Barnabas Von Geczy et son Orchestre 1937 (Disque Gramophone K7970 mx ORA 1767   Here are two  … Continue reading

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Larry Clinton’s Bluebird Orchestra

“Estrellita” Larry Clinton’s Bluebird Orch 1941 (Bluebird B-11140-B) “Essential To Me” Larry Clinton’s Bluebird Orch Peggy Mann, Butch Stone, vocal 1941 (Bluebird B-11140-B) The Larry Clinton Orchestra was popular during the late 1930s and early 1940s.  The band’s best remembered … Continue reading

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Jack Hylton “If You Were Mine” 1929

  “If You Were Mine” Jack Hylton And His Orchestra 1929 (HMV B 5720 mx Bb18047) This Jack Hylton record is a recent acquisition that features a song I was not previously familiar with.  The song has provided me with … Continue reading

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Ken “Snakehips” Johnson & Al Bowlly

  “It Was A Lover And His Lass” Ken “Snakehips” Johnson And His West Indian Orchestra Al Bowlly & The Henderson Twins, vocal 1940 (HMV BD 5592 mx OEA 8583) “Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind” Ken “Snakehips” Johnson And His … Continue reading

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Cliff Bruner And His Boys

“Over The Hill” Cliff Bruner And His Boys 1939 (Decca 5785 B mx 66301) “It’s All Over Now” Cliff Bruner And His Boys 1939 Decca 5785 A mx 66353) You can find background information about Cliff Bruner at this link. … Continue reading

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