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The Three Keys – 1932

“Somebody Loses – Somebody Wins” The Three Keys (Bon Bon, Slim & Bob) August 29, 1932 (Columbia 2706-D mx 152292)   “Mood Indigo” The Three Keys (Bon Bon, Slim & Bob) August 29, 1932 (Columbia 2706-D mx 152270)   The … Continue reading

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Cloverdale Country Club Orchestra (Ben Selvin) – 1931

“Who Am I” Cloverdale Country Club Orchestra October 8, 1931 (Okeh 41523 mx 404989)   “Good Night Sweetheart” Coverdale Country Club Orchestra October 2, 1931 (Okeh 41523 mx 404988)   Here are nice renditions of two songs that were popular … Continue reading

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Clyde McCoy And His Orchestra – 1931

  “I’ve Found A New Baby” Clyde McCoy And His Orchestra September 2, 1931 (Columbia 2531 D mx 151765)   “Mood Indigo” Clyde McCoy And His Orchestra September 2, 1931 (Columbia 2531 D mx 151764)   Clyde McCoy is best … Continue reading

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Ben Selvin & His Orchestra “Lady Whippoorwill” – 1928

  “Lady Whippoorwill” Ben Selvin And His Orchestra August 31, 1928  (Columbia 1538-D mx 146936)   Here is a charming recording of a mostly forgotten song that was recently added to the Radio Dismuke playlist. “Lady Whippoorwill” was introduced in … Continue reading

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Bessie Smith And Her Blue Boys 1927

  “There’ll Be A Hot Time In The Old Town To-night” Bessie Smith And Her Blue Boys March 2, 1927  (Columbia 14219-D mx 143570)   “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” Bessie Smith And Her Blue Boys March 2, 1927 (Columbia 14219-D mx … Continue reading

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The Story Behind “Winter Wonderland” – 1934

  “Winter Wonderland” Richard Himber And His Ritz Carlton Orchestra; Joey Nash, vocal October 23, 1934 (Victor 24757-B)   “Winter Wonderland” Harry Leader And His Band; Sam Browne, The Carlyle Cousins, vocal January 1935 (Eclipse 902-A)   Here is the … Continue reading

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Georgia Melodians/Nathan Glantz – 1924

  “Wop Blues” Georgia Melodians April 22, 1924  (Edison 51336=-R mx 9475)   “I’m Worried Over You” Nathan Glantz And His Orchestra March 7, 1924  (Edison 51336-L mx 9409   This acoustic Edison Diamond Disc features the first recording made … Continue reading

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Eddie Deas and the Boston Brownies – 1931

  “Signs Of The Highway” Eddie Deas and the Boston Brownies; Eddie Deas, vocal October 22, 1931  (Victor 22841-A)   “Jes Shufflin’” Eddie Deas and the Boston Brownies; Eddie Deas, vocal October 22, 1931  (Victor 22841-B)   Eddie Deas was … Continue reading

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Johnny Hamp And His Orchestra – 1931

  “Ooh! Hoo! You-Hoo!” Johnny Hamp And His Orchestra;  Andrew Freeman, vocal June 5, 1931       (Victor 22730-B)   Here’s a catchy tune from the Great Depression that didn’t seem to have enjoyed much commercial success despite having been … Continue reading

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Jack Payne And His BBC Dance Orchestra – 1931

  “Love For Sale” Jack Payne And His BBC Dance Orchestra June 27, 1931   (Columbia CB 318 mx CA 11779)     Here is an instrumental recording of a Cole Porter song that, today, is regarded as a “standard” but … Continue reading

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