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Roy Carlson's Dance Orchestra
Smith Ballew, vocal 1929
(Banner 6419 B mx 2289)
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Buddy Blue And His Texans
Smith Ballew, vocal 1929
(Banner 6419 A mx 2288)
Here are a some
recordings from the budget priced
credits on budget or "dime store" labels were frequently pseudonyms
actual bands usually either being the record company's in-house studio
orchestra or a band that was already under contract with another record
label and thus unable to record under its real name.
Roy Carlson's Dance
Orchestra was, in all but a couple of instances, used as a pseudonym
the Adriane Schubert Orchestra. Schubert was the music
director for Banner's parent company from 1925 to 1930 when he moved to
Crown, a bargain label which was primarily sold in Woolworth
Buddy Blue And His
Texans was a pseudonym used for recordings by the Smith Ballew
Orchestra. Before finding success in New York City as a
bandleader and sought after recording studio vocalist, Ballew
had been a highly regarded jazz performer and bandleader in his native
Texas. When these recordings were made, the Ballew
orchestra was also recording for Okeh and its parent label Columbia,
both of which issued record using Ballew's real name. My strong
guess is that his contract with Okeh restricted him from using his name
on releases on other labels. At the time, bands and
musicians rarely received royalties for their recordings and were
simply paid a flat fee for each recording they made.
Under such a system, work in the recording studios was usually quite
lucrative for the musicians, especially once the Depression hit.
For that reason, recording contracts often did not prevent well known
musicians and bandleaders from
recording for other companies so long as their actual identity was
(Solterona) mp3 stream | Real Audio Stream | Real Audio File
Argentine Tipica Orchestra 1926
(Victor 20740 B)
two tangos recorded in Buenos Aries by Orchestra Tipica Victor - though
pressings for the United States market were credited as Argentine
Tipica Orchestra. The band was a very prolific in-house
studio ensemble for the Victor Talking Machine Company's Argentina
subsidiary from 1926 through 1944. . From 1926 - 1936 the band
was directed by Adolpho Carabelli. While the band was
mostly devoted to tango, occasional waltz, ranchera and fox trot
recordings were also issued.
was composed by Ángel D'Agostino and Julio Pollero, both of whom
were Argentine bandleaders. "Pato" was written by Uruguayan
composer Ramon Collazo.
You can find additional music files by Orchestra Tipica Victor on this page at TodoTango.com. The site features a wealth of in depth information about tango artists from the period and includes quite a number of audio files. Both English and Spanish language versions of the site are available - though, unfortunately, many of the audio files only work on the Spanish version.
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