A Wonderful "Do Something"

A Wonderful "Do Something"

Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

August 29th, 2010, 8:55 pm #1


In this weeks' edition of RRR, Glen played "Do Something" by Del DelBridge and His Capitol Theater Orchestra. Listen

www.jazz-on-line.com/a/mp3h/BRUDET-301.mp3

This illustrates the fact that what was recorded in the 1920s was the tip of the iceberg of all that was going on across the USA.

This band has only one recording to its credit, <em>Do Something/Louise </em>recorded in Detroit March -April 1929, BR 4393.  The personnel is unknown. But get a load of the Bix and Tram-like chase chorus. Good musicians, good arrangement, but just this record and nothing else I could find about this band.

Both sides are available in DailyMotion.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8raza ... thin_music

Albert
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

August 30th, 2010, 12:51 pm #2


.... right here in the forum!!!

http://www.network54.com/Forum/27140/me ... +Delbridge

I also found out that Del Delbridge recorded with Albert Short and His Tivoli Syncopators. See

http://www.redhotjazz.com/tivoli.html

Delbridge played in n the Capitol Theatre in Chicago in 1926-1927. There he was billed as Del Delbridge and His Capitol Merrymakers.



His band also appeared at the Trianon.

In 1930 he was in Detroit first as musical conductor of the band in the Fisher Theatre and then as the leader of the band in the Book Cadillac Hotel. (Connection to Goldkette and through Goldkette to Bix). He was also a business man and, in partnership with Ray Gorrell, he had a booking agency. Delbridge still had an orchestra in the late 1940s and he had a cross country tour in 1948 to promote the new 1949 Oldsmobile.

Albert
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August 30th, 2010, 8:57 pm #3

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February 3rd, 2015, 12:50 am #4

.... right here in the forum!!!

http://www.network54.com/Forum/27140/me ... +Delbridge

I also found out that Del Delbridge recorded with Albert Short and His Tivoli Syncopators. See

http://www.redhotjazz.com/tivoli.html

Delbridge played in n the Capitol Theatre in Chicago in 1926-1927. There he was billed as Del Delbridge and His Capitol Merrymakers.



His band also appeared at the Trianon.

In 1930 he was in Detroit first as musical conductor of the band in the Fisher Theatre and then as the leader of the band in the Book Cadillac Hotel. (Connection to Goldkette and through Goldkette to Bix). He was also a business man and, in partnership with Ray Gorrell, he had a booking agency. Delbridge still had an orchestra in the late 1940s and he had a cross country tour in 1948 to promote the new 1949 Oldsmobile.

Albert
Albert,

Del's wife Marie & I worked together at the Metrolitian Hospital
In Detroit on Woodrow Wilson. It was run by the UAW & Marie worked
in the appointment center. That was in 1968 until I left in 1971.
Our immediate supervisor was Irene Lockett.
Peggy
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