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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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Boots And His Buddies – 1935

  “Rose Room” Boots And His Buddies Bluebird B-6063-B             August 14, 1935   Boots and his Buddies was a San Antonio based jazz band led by drummer Clifford “Boots” Douglas.  This selection is from the … Continue reading

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Julia Garity And Her Boys – 1931

“A Good Man Is Hard To Find” Julia Garity And Her Boys Victor 22812-A         September 11,1931   Here is one of only four recordings made by Julia Garity who performed mostly in night clubs and cabarets from … Continue reading

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Luigi Romanelli And His King Edward Hotel Orchestra – 1929

“Perhaps” Luigi Romanelli And His King Edward Hotel Orchestra (Edison 14077-R  mx N-1136-C)       September 18, 1929   “Pretending” Luigi Romanelli And His King Edward Hotel Orchestra (Edison 14077-L mx N-1137-C)    September 18, 1929   This enjoyable but … Continue reading

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Mal Hallett & His Orchestra – “The Boomerang” – 1929

“The Boomerang” Mal Hallett And His Orchestra (Edison 14080-L mx N-1177-C)  October 3, 1929   Here is an extremely rare recording that was very generously donated to Early 1900s Music Preservation for digitization and airplay on Radio Dismuke. All Edison … Continue reading

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Wonderful Donation – 1928 Edison C-2

  On Saturday Dustin Ellis and Dismuke made an out of town trip to pick up a rare 1928 Edison C-2 Radio-Phonograph that is being very generously donated to Early 1900s Music Preservation. Here is a video of Dustin trying … Continue reading

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Carolina Dandies (Sunny Clapp & His Band O’ Sunshine) – 1931

“Come Easy, Go Easy, Love” Carolina Dandies (Sunny Clapp & His Band O’ Sunshine); Hoagy Carmichael, vocal (Victor 2276-A)   July 1, 1931   “When I Can’t Be With You” Carolina Dandies (Sunny Clapp & His Band O’ Sunshine); George … Continue reading

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Ruby Newman And His Ritz-Carleton Hotel Orchestra – 1932

“Laffin’ At The Funnies” Ruby Newman And His Ritz-Carleton Hotel Orchestra (Victor 22934-B)      February 15, 1932   See how many Great Depression era newspaper comic strips mentioned in the lyrics of this happy, up tempo recording you recognize … Continue reading

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Milt Shaw And His Detroiters – 1930

“It’s An Old Spanish Custom In The Moonlight” Milt Shaw And His Detroiters (Melotone M-12020)  October 1930   Here is a recording of a catchy but mostly forgotten tune. It is one of a number of recordings from the Depression … Continue reading

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