Trumbauer's recording of "Singin' the Blues" has been examined thoroughly and repeatedly. Surely, nothing more can be drawn from its well-trod groove.
Our friend Emrah has recently posted a playing of his copy, just coming through the speaker, so no restoration, and without the directness of a transfer.
I am amazed, not just by the crispness of this shiny pressing, but by the fact that I can hear Miff Mole's trombone behind Trumabuaer's solo! Maybe this is old news to most, but it sure took me by surprise.
Here is the link --https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DQwrOz4JZE
.... the Melody Maker of Jul 1927, just a few months ater the record was issued. High praise for Bix, Tram and Edddie Lang. The reviewer does not like the clarinetist's (Jimmy Dorsey) tone.
Singin' the Blues: Bill Rank or Miff Mole?' by Albert Haim, IAJRC Journal June 2011, p 32-34.
My Article as it appeared in the IAJRC Journal. Note the errors in the printed version, not in my originally submitted file.