Ben Selvin Orchestra & Eddie Walters – 1930

Columbia 2255D

 

“It’s Easy To Fall In Love”
Ben Selvin And His Orchestra; Eddie Walters, vocal
1930 (Columbia 2255 D mx 150622)
It’s Easy To Fall In Love

“Why Have You Forgotten Waikiki?”
Ben Selvin And His Orchestra; Eddie Walters, vocal
1930 (Columbia 2255 D mx 150621)
Why Have You Forgotten Waikiki

 

Both of these peppy Ben Selvin sides feature uncredited vocals and ukulele solos by Eddie Walters.  I have never been able to find much in the way of biographical information about Walters but he appeared in vaudeville and was briefly popular on radio in the very early 1930s.

If you listen carefully you will be able to hear Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman, both of whom were in high demand as sidemen in the New York City recording studios of various labels in the late ’20s and early ’30s before eventually fronting their own bands in the subsequent swing and big band eras.

 

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