"Just Another Day Wasted Away." Ad Nauseam

"Just Another Day Wasted Away." Ad Nauseam

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

November 9th, 2010, 2:53 pm #1


Very often I get obsessed with a tune and can't stop listening to it. Now I am going nuts over the tune in the title of this posting. There are lots of versions in you tube.

Of course one of my favorite  is that by the great Annette Hanshaw. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLUOjkdMFyU I love her variations on the tune in the last third of the recording.

Other versions

OKeh Melodians (Sam Lanin) with Vaughn de Leath  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySlS6OyJ4eI Very peppy and great visuals; excellent arrangement.

Abe Lyman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKy6I8TB2CM  Another excellent arrangement, a bit more subdued than Lanin's. I like the vocalist. Is is Frank Sylvano?

We recently talked about Johnny Johnson. According to this youtube video, the Claremont Dance Band is really Johnny Johnson. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbRpdLy5Sr0  Rust tells us that the Claremont Dance Orch is a pseudonym for Fred Hall. But Michael Thomas lists the recording as by a Johnny Johnson's outfit. See this great article about Duophone http://www.mgthomas.co.uk/dancebands/La ... ophone.htm

Here comes Harry Bidgood http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMwbDmy7egU  Nice British Dance Band sound. Listen to the accent of the vocalist.

And now Frank Farrell with Manny Klein and Hymie Farberman on trumpets, Sammy Lewis on trombone, Larry Abbott, Arnold Brilhardt and Alfie Evans on reeds   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlvpxZZsBeo

Waring's Pennsylvanians from Penn State, the great school where I started my academic career as a young assistant professor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP40ufV6rl8 Listen to the repeat starting at 2:40. You won't miss what sounds a bit Bixian at 5:08.

Another vocal version, this by Johnny Marvin and slow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIYKn8nY1ow  (the Oriole "Singer and Holton" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovUUKM81ZFY is also Johnny Marvin)

The Broadway Nitelites (Ben Selvin)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMSBGgVzQI0 nice and smooth. The vocal is credited to Bob Carroll. I think it is Irving Kaufman in his mellow incarnation.

The best for the last. The fabulous Finn Sylvester Ahola with the Rhythmic Eight. Go to 26:50  in  http://www.bixography.com/wbix132.ram  All instrumental. Fantastic version. Listen to Hooley all over the place, particularly Bixian at 28:35.

I hope it is not too much music in one sitting. I can listen to this all day long and not get bored.

Albert

Johnny Marvin on the cover

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Hazel Crosby on the cover

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Elmer Grosso on the cover

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John Leifert
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November 10th, 2010, 12:31 am #2

I love this song too. It's a funny thing - just yesterday I was playing YET ANOTHER version of this song: by Peter Van Steeden's Orchestra, on Supertone (off Gennett). I can't give you a link to it (my computer's down at home! )
- but it's a really nice side. Very mellow arrangement with creative scoring for saxophones. Recorded much later than the song's initial 1927 popularity (this one's from early-mid 1928); I think when Sears' Silvertone ceased as a label and Sears Roebuck started up with Supertone, they re-recorded several slightly earlier hits (such as "Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella" and "I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover") for the first few issues on the new (Gennett) Supertone label. (At least that's what I think happened; I wasn't there...)

Anyway, I love the Van Steeden band from that period. Great arrangements, especially "Louisiana", "If You Want the Rainbow (You Must Have the Rain)" and "My Blue Ridge Mountain Home". Too bad the records are so scarce!

John L
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Bridget
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November 10th, 2010, 5:41 am #3

Very often I get obsessed with a tune and can't stop listening to it. Now I am going nuts over the tune in the title of this posting. There are lots of versions in you tube.

Of course one of my favorite  is that by the great Annette Hanshaw. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLUOjkdMFyU I love her variations on the tune in the last third of the recording.

Other versions

OKeh Melodians (Sam Lanin) with Vaughn de Leath  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySlS6OyJ4eI Very peppy and great visuals; excellent arrangement.

Abe Lyman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKy6I8TB2CM  Another excellent arrangement, a bit more subdued than Lanin's. I like the vocalist. Is is Frank Sylvano?

We recently talked about Johnny Johnson. According to this youtube video, the Claremont Dance Band is really Johnny Johnson. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbRpdLy5Sr0  Rust tells us that the Claremont Dance Orch is a pseudonym for Fred Hall. But Michael Thomas lists the recording as by a Johnny Johnson's outfit. See this great article about Duophone http://www.mgthomas.co.uk/dancebands/La ... ophone.htm

Here comes Harry Bidgood http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMwbDmy7egU  Nice British Dance Band sound. Listen to the accent of the vocalist.

And now Frank Farrell with Manny Klein and Hymie Farberman on trumpets, Sammy Lewis on trombone, Larry Abbott, Arnold Brilhardt and Alfie Evans on reeds   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlvpxZZsBeo

Waring's Pennsylvanians from Penn State, the great school where I started my academic career as a young assistant professor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP40ufV6rl8 Listen to the repeat starting at 2:40. You won't miss what sounds a bit Bixian at 5:08.

Another vocal version, this by Johnny Marvin and slow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIYKn8nY1ow  (the Oriole "Singer and Holton" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovUUKM81ZFY is also Johnny Marvin)

The Broadway Nitelites (Ben Selvin)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMSBGgVzQI0 nice and smooth. The vocal is credited to Bob Carroll. I think it is Irving Kaufman in his mellow incarnation.

The best for the last. The fabulous Finn Sylvester Ahola with the Rhythmic Eight. Go to 26:50  in  http://www.bixography.com/wbix132.ram  All instrumental. Fantastic version. Listen to Hooley all over the place, particularly Bixian at 28:35.

I hope it is not too much music in one sitting. I can listen to this all day long and not get bored.

Albert

Johnny Marvin on the cover

?et=UP9bkMf%2B6ahunzdSlupTIQ&nmid=0<a href="http://images.gregoryagogo.multiply.com ... mid=0"></a>

Hazel Crosby on the cover

<img alt="[linked image]" src="http://www.prestoimages.net/store/rd981 ... 2017_1.jpg">

Elmer Grosso on the cover

<img alt="[linked image]" src="http://www.prestoimages.net/store/rd981 ... 7666_1.jpg">
I have a MP3 version of this tune by
"Van and His Orchestra" (Pete Van Steeden and His Orchestra) 1928
Listed as a Supertone 9008
not a great quality transfer, but a nice version.
Okeh Melodians are the best! Smokin' tempo!
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November 10th, 2010, 3:05 pm #4

I love this song too. It's a funny thing - just yesterday I was playing YET ANOTHER version of this song: by Peter Van Steeden's Orchestra, on Supertone (off Gennett). I can't give you a link to it (my computer's down at home! )
- but it's a really nice side. Very mellow arrangement with creative scoring for saxophones. Recorded much later than the song's initial 1927 popularity (this one's from early-mid 1928); I think when Sears' Silvertone ceased as a label and Sears Roebuck started up with Supertone, they re-recorded several slightly earlier hits (such as "Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella" and "I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover") for the first few issues on the new (Gennett) Supertone label. (At least that's what I think happened; I wasn't there...)

Anyway, I love the Van Steeden band from that period. Great arrangements, especially "Louisiana", "If You Want the Rainbow (You Must Have the Rain)" and "My Blue Ridge Mountain Home". Too bad the records are so scarce!

John L
Please send the link to Peter van Steeden's version of "Just Another Day Wasted Away."

The California Ramblers also recorded "Just Another Day Wasted Away." I have not heard it. Anyone?

van Steeden knew how to choose musicians for his band. In his first recording session (Van's Collegians, Mar 5, 1926, "Jig Walk" and "Whose Who Are You?"), he had Red Nichols, Miff Mole, Bobby Davis, Rube Bloom, Eddie Lang, Vic Berton and perhaps Joe Tarto. I would love to hear these recordings. I imagine the sound is very much that of the Five Pennies. Anyone?

The Fabulous Finn, Sylvester Ahola, was in several Peter van Steeden recording sessions: one on Aug 9, 1927  (just before Hooley joined the New Yorkers) and a few on Nov 2, 1931, after Hooley had returned from England.

Here is "Cornfed" from Aug 9, 1927 by Van and His Hotel Half Moon Orchestra. Listen to the  trumpet solo by Hooley and the alto solo by Fred Cusick

bixography.com/Cornfed(Van).mp3  (I believe this comes courtesy of Nick)

Here is a nice rendition of the beautiful tune "Home" by a van Steeden group (Hooley on trumpet, reeds, violin, viola, piano, guitar, string bass, drums, Dick Robertson on vocal).

http://www.jazz-on-line.com/a/rama/VIC69910-2.ram

You mentioned "Louisiana". It is available in youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLasgYs8Uws

And here is "You Gotta Know How to Love."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH8aS_p3hsw

Albert
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Jim Baldwin
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November 11th, 2010, 4:06 pm #5

...some eight versions by

California Ramblers
Frankie Farrell
Ed Hall
Johnny Johnson
Sam Lanin
Abe Lyman
Ben Selvin
Fred Waring

I can send a cd if you like.
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November 11th, 2010, 4:15 pm #6


Thanks very much. Very generous of you. I am grateful. Do you still have my home address?

Albert
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John Leifert
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November 12th, 2010, 4:30 pm #7

Please send the link to Peter van Steeden's version of "Just Another Day Wasted Away."

The California Ramblers also recorded "Just Another Day Wasted Away." I have not heard it. Anyone?

van Steeden knew how to choose musicians for his band. In his first recording session (Van's Collegians, Mar 5, 1926, "Jig Walk" and "Whose Who Are You?"), he had Red Nichols, Miff Mole, Bobby Davis, Rube Bloom, Eddie Lang, Vic Berton and perhaps Joe Tarto. I would love to hear these recordings. I imagine the sound is very much that of the Five Pennies. Anyone?

The Fabulous Finn, Sylvester Ahola, was in several Peter van Steeden recording sessions: one on Aug 9, 1927  (just before Hooley joined the New Yorkers) and a few on Nov 2, 1931, after Hooley had returned from England.

Here is "Cornfed" from Aug 9, 1927 by Van and His Hotel Half Moon Orchestra. Listen to the  trumpet solo by Hooley and the alto solo by Fred Cusick

bixography.com/Cornfed(Van).mp3  (I believe this comes courtesy of Nick)

Here is a nice rendition of the beautiful tune "Home" by a van Steeden group (Hooley on trumpet, reeds, violin, viola, piano, guitar, string bass, drums, Dick Robertson on vocal).

http://www.jazz-on-line.com/a/rama/VIC69910-2.ram

You mentioned "Louisiana". It is available in youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLasgYs8Uws

And here is "You Gotta Know How to Love."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH8aS_p3hsw

Albert
...my home computer is on the blink at the moment. However I could drop you a CDR of it, though. I think you have my work e-mail, so you can send me your address via that.

John L
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John Leifert
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November 12th, 2010, 4:31 pm #8

I have a MP3 version of this tune by
"Van and His Orchestra" (Pete Van Steeden and His Orchestra) 1928
Listed as a Supertone 9008
not a great quality transfer, but a nice version.
Okeh Melodians are the best! Smokin' tempo!
That's the one I have, Bridget.

John L
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November 12th, 2010, 11:07 pm #9

...my home computer is on the blink at the moment. However I could drop you a CDR of it, though. I think you have my work e-mail, so you can send me your address via that.

John L
Maybe someone else can send an mp3.

Albert
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November 13th, 2010, 3:05 pm #10

Very often I get obsessed with a tune and can't stop listening to it. Now I am going nuts over the tune in the title of this posting. There are lots of versions in you tube.

Of course one of my favorite  is that by the great Annette Hanshaw. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLUOjkdMFyU I love her variations on the tune in the last third of the recording.

Other versions

OKeh Melodians (Sam Lanin) with Vaughn de Leath  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySlS6OyJ4eI Very peppy and great visuals; excellent arrangement.

Abe Lyman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKy6I8TB2CM  Another excellent arrangement, a bit more subdued than Lanin's. I like the vocalist. Is is Frank Sylvano?

We recently talked about Johnny Johnson. According to this youtube video, the Claremont Dance Band is really Johnny Johnson. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbRpdLy5Sr0  Rust tells us that the Claremont Dance Orch is a pseudonym for Fred Hall. But Michael Thomas lists the recording as by a Johnny Johnson's outfit. See this great article about Duophone http://www.mgthomas.co.uk/dancebands/La ... ophone.htm

Here comes Harry Bidgood http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMwbDmy7egU  Nice British Dance Band sound. Listen to the accent of the vocalist.

And now Frank Farrell with Manny Klein and Hymie Farberman on trumpets, Sammy Lewis on trombone, Larry Abbott, Arnold Brilhardt and Alfie Evans on reeds   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlvpxZZsBeo

Waring's Pennsylvanians from Penn State, the great school where I started my academic career as a young assistant professor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP40ufV6rl8 Listen to the repeat starting at 2:40. You won't miss what sounds a bit Bixian at 5:08.

Another vocal version, this by Johnny Marvin and slow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIYKn8nY1ow  (the Oriole "Singer and Holton" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovUUKM81ZFY is also Johnny Marvin)

The Broadway Nitelites (Ben Selvin)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMSBGgVzQI0 nice and smooth. The vocal is credited to Bob Carroll. I think it is Irving Kaufman in his mellow incarnation.

The best for the last. The fabulous Finn Sylvester Ahola with the Rhythmic Eight. Go to 26:50  in  http://www.bixography.com/wbix132.ram  All instrumental. Fantastic version. Listen to Hooley all over the place, particularly Bixian at 28:35.

I hope it is not too much music in one sitting. I can listen to this all day long and not get bored.

Albert

Johnny Marvin on the cover

?et=UP9bkMf%2B6ahunzdSlupTIQ&nmid=0<a href="http://images.gregoryagogo.multiply.com ... mid=0"></a>

Hazel Crosby on the cover

<img alt="[linked image]" src="http://www.prestoimages.net/store/rd981 ... 2017_1.jpg">

Elmer Grosso on the cover

<img alt="[linked image]" src="http://www.prestoimages.net/store/rd981 ... 7666_1.jpg">
Thanks a lot. Excellent versions, one with a big surprise (at least for me).

California Ramblers May 27, 1927. The great Adrian Rollini gives produces excellent solos on xylophon, and great breaks on bass sax.

bixography.com/JustAnotherDayWastedAwayCaliforniaRamblers(May1927).mp3

George Hall's Arcadians May 30, 1927. Another trumpet player under the spell of Bix.

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<a href="http://bixography.com/JustAnotherDayWas ... e.mp3"></a>

bixography.com/JustAnotherDayWastedAwayGeorgeHallFrenchPathe.mp3

But the huge surprise comes at 2:27. I hear something very similar to the interlude in Bix's recording of "In A Mist." This was recorded months before Bix recorded his immortal composition. Help! I think we discussed the question of the interlude - a Bix invention or something "in the air"? I also believe that Frank once analyzed in detail the interlude in the Devonshire Restaurant Band recording of "Sax Appeal." HELP!

Albert
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