Monthly Archives: September 2011

Two Songs From Die Drei von der Tankstelle – 1930

  “Darling” (“Liebling, mein Herz läßt Dich grüßen”) Orquesta Marek Weber 1930 ( Disco Gramofono AE 3682 mx  BDR 8958) “Un Buen Amigo” (“Ein Freund ein guter Freund”) Orquesta Marek Weber 1930 ( Disco Gramofono AE 3682 mx  BDR 8957) Here are … Continue reading

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Ramon Newton

“Virginia (There’s A Blue Ridge In My Heart)” Ramon Newton 1929 ( Broadcast 318-A) Cyril Ramon Newton was a British vocalist, violinist and bandleader.   He is probably best remembered for his vocals on recordings by the Savoy Havana Band.   He also … Continue reading

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Marion Harris 1924

  “Go Emmaline” Marion Harris 1924 (Brunswick 2672-B) “Wanted Someone To Love” Marion Harris 1924 (Brunswick 2672-A) Here are a couple of recordings by Marion Harris who is regarded as the first white female vocalist to sing jazz and blues … Continue reading

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Ethel Smith

“Tico Tico” Ethel Smith 1944 (Decca 23353-A mx L 3423) “1 Lero Lero /2 Bem Te Vi Atrevido” Ethel Smith 1944 (Decca 23353-A mx L 3425) “The Parrot (On The Fortune Teller’s Hat)” Ethel Smith 1945 (Decca 23462-A mx 72963) … Continue reading

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Hal Kemp & His Orchestra – Late ’30s/Early ’40s

“Got A Date With An Angel” Hal Kemp And His Orchestra Skinnay Ennis, vocal 1937 ( Victor 25651-A) “Lamplight” Hal Kemp And His Orchestra Skinnay Ennis, vocal 1937 ( Victor 25651-B) “You And Me” Hal Kemp And His Orchestra Judy Starr, vocal … Continue reading

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Columbia E Series Bohemian Record

“Z Narodnich Pisni” (Songs of the People) Orchestra circa 1910 – 1911? ( Columbia E420 mx 13030) “Na Rozloucenou” (At Parting) Orchestra circa 1910 – 1911? ( Columbia E 420 mx 13029) Here is a record that I have more questions about … Continue reading

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Hal Kemp And His Orchestra – 1931

  ” I’ve Got A Sweet Somebody To Love Me” Hal Kemp And His Orchestra Skinnay Ennis, vocal 1931 (Brunswick 6071) “I Want You For Myself” Hal Kemp And His Orchestra Skinnay Ennis, vocal 1931 (Brunswick 6056) “By Special Permission Of … Continue reading

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Herman Finck “In The Shadows”

  “In The Shadows” Zonophone Salon Orchestra 1929 (Zonophone 5551 mx Yy18182) Here is a salon orchestra recording of British composer Herman Finck’s most famous work, “In The Shadows.”  Finck served as music director for London’s Palace Theatre from 1900 … Continue reading

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Time Crunch

My free time is going to be more limited than usual over the next few days.  Therefore,  blogging will be light this week.    But I will most likely have some time to put up recommendations through my Twitter feed – … Continue reading

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Debroy Somers Band

  “Willow Weep For Me” Debroy Somers Band 1933 (Columbia CB 575 mx CA 13381) “Look What You’ve Done” Debroy Somers Band; Dan Donovan, vocal 1933 (Columbia CB 575 mx 13431) In my August 31 posting about the Savoy Orpheans … Continue reading

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