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The band recorded takes 3, 4 and 5 of Baltimore on January 17, 1928, of which takes 3 and 4 were issued, making four issued takes in total. I have heard take 3 or take 4 (can't recall which one - it was years ago) and can confirm that the hot trumpet man is absentis!I've heard from other collectors that after hot takes 1 and 2, the band did one or more cooler takes with a different trumpet player. Nick, can you explain the story?
I am the grandson of Doree Leslie. I'm not sure why she married my grandfather, Lee Gordon, in Detroit, but she had no ties to that city that I know of. She was born in Boston and lived mainly in Boston and NYC, where she was in fact a child actor. Lee Gordon was born and raised in Chicago. He worked for a time in NYC and that's where he met Doree. After they married, they settled in Chicago. Both of her sons were born and raised in Chicago and both were Mayo Clinic-trained physicians, one in Phoenix and the other in Miami.You must have noticed that the sheet music of Baltimore has a photo of Doree Leslie (as a child) on the cover. Doree appeared on several covers of sheet music in the 1920s.
Doree was a child dancing phenomenon and in her teens played an ingenue in musicals. She made a Vitaphone short, Let's Merge, in 1930. She was in the cast two Broadway musicals.
"Manhattan Mary (1927-1928 with Keenan Wynn and Mae Clark [Jimmy Cagney pushed a grapefruit on her face in "The Public Enemy," she was also in the orignal 1931 Frankenstein movie, she played Elizabeth].
"Simple Simon" (1930 a Ziegfield production with muisc by Rodgers and lyrics by Hart.)
Doree Leslie was a member of the cast of Ed Wynn's "The Grab Bag," a big hit in Chicago in 1925. The production of this musical revue was brought to Davenport (connection to Bix!!) in Nov 1925. <font face="Times New Roman">Doree Leslie is described as "a clever dancer from vaudeville."</font>
Walter Winchell carrried a brief announcment of the marriage of Doree Leslie to a New York businessman in one of his columns in May 1929. SDoree must have been from Detroit because the wedding took place in Detroit. In about 1930 or 31 she gave up her acting career.