NBC Press Release 1930, Camel Pleasure Hour.

NBC Press Release 1930, Camel Pleasure Hour.

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

August 18th, 2017, 11:35 pm #1

Courtesy of David Sager. Thank you David.





See also an early posting:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/27140/message/1291233830

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

August 19th, 2017, 5:22 pm #2

My favorite Bix recording with Willard Robison and his orchestra (Chicago Loopers).

Lord's discography:
Bix Beiderbecke (cnt) Don Murray (cl,ts) Frankie Trumbauer (c-mel) Frank Signorelli (p) Eddie Lang (g) or unknown (g) Vic Berton (d, harpophone) Deep River Quintet (vcl) Willard Robison (ldr)
New York, ca. October 20-26, 1927

Basically a band within a band: a small group mostly from the larger Rollini's Nwe Yorkers. Lion gives Eddie Lang or unknown banjo. Not listed in Ray Mitchell's Lang discography. My opinion: not Eddie Lang.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPGngmcOtdY

Compare with the OM5 version:
Original Memphis Five
Phil Napoleon (tp) Tommy Dorsey (tb) Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as) Frank Signorelli (p) poss. Hoagy Carmichael (p-1) poss. Eddie Lang (g-2) Vic Berton (d) New York, June 13, 1928

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G5nZ08A2Fs

Compare with
Larry Abbott And His Orchestra : Larry Abbott (comb) Joe Venuti, Murray Kellner (vln) Bill Wirges (p) Tony Colucci (g,bj) prob Jimmy Johnston (b) Tom Stacks (d) Larry Abbott, Tom Stacks (vcl) duet
New York, November 15, 1927

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8WYJOllp1I

All fine renditions of Fats Waller's tune.

Albert

Correction about Mitchell.See
http://www.network54.com/Forum/27140/message/1295889705
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Fred
Fred

August 19th, 2017, 9:50 pm #3

Encountered the Chicago Loopers sides on LP decades ago. Listening to them lately, I enjoy the vocal group singing most. Bixography has traced the names of the singers recently, I remember, three or four of them. As for genre, with a handful of male voices singing popular melody such as that, perhaps you'd label it 'barbershop.'
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Mark Gabrish Conlan
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August 19th, 2017, 11:48 pm #4

My favorite Bix recording with Willard Robison and his orchestra (Chicago Loopers).

Lord's discography:
Bix Beiderbecke (cnt) Don Murray (cl,ts) Frankie Trumbauer (c-mel) Frank Signorelli (p) Eddie Lang (g) or unknown (g) Vic Berton (d, harpophone) Deep River Quintet (vcl) Willard Robison (ldr)
New York, ca. October 20-26, 1927

Basically a band within a band: a small group mostly from the larger Rollini's Nwe Yorkers. Lion gives Eddie Lang or unknown banjo. Not listed in Ray Mitchell's Lang discography. My opinion: not Eddie Lang.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPGngmcOtdY

Compare with the OM5 version:
Original Memphis Five
Phil Napoleon (tp) Tommy Dorsey (tb) Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as) Frank Signorelli (p) poss. Hoagy Carmichael (p-1) poss. Eddie Lang (g-2) Vic Berton (d) New York, June 13, 1928

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G5nZ08A2Fs

Compare with
Larry Abbott And His Orchestra : Larry Abbott (comb) Joe Venuti, Murray Kellner (vln) Bill Wirges (p) Tony Colucci (g,bj) prob Jimmy Johnston (b) Tom Stacks (d) Larry Abbott, Tom Stacks (vcl) duet
New York, November 15, 1927

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8WYJOllp1I

All fine renditions of Fats Waller's tune.

Albert

Correction about Mitchell.See
http://www.network54.com/Forum/27140/message/1295889705
Another version: Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t__5PXxzp7w. Surprisingly hot guitar and clarinet.

I think I hear both guitar and banjo on the Willard Robison/Chicago Loopers version. Might it be one of those records on which Dick McDonough played banjo and Lang played guitar? Also, does anybody know what was on the flip side of this record? Only three songs were cut on the session and I think this was the "odd" release, backed by something from some other date.

The Original Memphis Five (not quite so original since the Dorsey Brothers replace Miff Mole and the awesome Jimmy Lytell) version is great hot jazz, and I liked the Larry Abbott version for the Rhythm Boys-ish vocal and Venuti's solid playing -- and who knew Murray Kellner could play hot enough to hold his own with Venuti in the two-violin passage towards the end? I also liked the guitar: Tony Colucci played quite differently from Lang but fit equally well with Venuti.
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August 20th, 2017, 12:30 am #5

Golden Gate Orchestra, "For My Baby."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZQw49jE0a0

Albert
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Mark Gabrish Conlan
Mark Gabrish Conlan

August 20th, 2017, 6:31 am #6

Nice record. Wish it had been Bix on the cornet solo, though. I especially liked Pete Pumiglio's Tram-like alto.
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James E.Parten
James E.Parten

August 21st, 2017, 4:01 pm #7

My favorite Bix recording with Willard Robison and his orchestra (Chicago Loopers).

Lord's discography:
Bix Beiderbecke (cnt) Don Murray (cl,ts) Frankie Trumbauer (c-mel) Frank Signorelli (p) Eddie Lang (g) or unknown (g) Vic Berton (d, harpophone) Deep River Quintet (vcl) Willard Robison (ldr)
New York, ca. October 20-26, 1927

Basically a band within a band: a small group mostly from the larger Rollini's Nwe Yorkers. Lion gives Eddie Lang or unknown banjo. Not listed in Ray Mitchell's Lang discography. My opinion: not Eddie Lang.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPGngmcOtdY

Compare with the OM5 version:
Original Memphis Five
Phil Napoleon (tp) Tommy Dorsey (tb) Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as) Frank Signorelli (p) poss. Hoagy Carmichael (p-1) poss. Eddie Lang (g-2) Vic Berton (d) New York, June 13, 1928

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G5nZ08A2Fs

Compare with
Larry Abbott And His Orchestra : Larry Abbott (comb) Joe Venuti, Murray Kellner (vln) Bill Wirges (p) Tony Colucci (g,bj) prob Jimmy Johnston (b) Tom Stacks (d) Larry Abbott, Tom Stacks (vcl) duet
New York, November 15, 1927

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8WYJOllp1I

All fine renditions of Fats Waller's tune.

Albert

Correction about Mitchell.See
http://www.network54.com/Forum/27140/message/1295889705
Interesting to listen to the Larry Abbott version of this tune again.

I do not hear any piano on this recording--nor any drums. And I hear three voices in the Vocal Refrain, not two.
The guitar here sounds like a tenor (four-string) instrument.

Interesting that, if this is Larry Abbott's date, why he seems to be so far back in the studio. It almost sounds like he's trying to peek over the shoulders of the two violinists, trying to gt a word in edgewise.

As far as I know, the only other record to come out under Larry Abbott's name appeared in Columbia's export series aimed at Spanish speaking audiences. It couples a straight reading of Charles G. Dawes' famous "Melody", with a Rudy Wiedoeft-styled showpiece called "Blue Streak".
A copy of this record is in the collection of Brad Kay.

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