Starts Bixian and then resembles Wild Bill Davison in "Smiling Skies."

Starts Bixian and then resembles Wild Bill Davison in "Smiling Skies."

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April 26th, 2018, 12:54 am #1

Roland Dorsay & His Cadets - Mon Bel Espoir (My Beautiful Hope) 1932. Listen at 2:04.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYcviD0ch0s.
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April 26th, 2018, 2:13 am #2

Any hint who it is?
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April 27th, 2018, 7:34 am #3

It does sound as though latter 1920s Bix Okehs impressed the trumpeter of 2:04-2:16 here.
https://books.google.com/books?id=kOexA ... zz&f=false
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April 27th, 2018, 7:34 am #4

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April 27th, 2018, 7:35 am #5

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April 27th, 2018, 7:40 am #6

"D'orsay Dance Band" was a repeated 1920s US shellac-disc label pseudonym.  Nick?
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May 8th, 2018, 10:27 pm #7

Roland DORSEY, of coal mining ancestry in Alsace-Lorraine, the nearly forgotten French third cousin of Les Freres Dorsey of Shenandoah, PA.
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June 8th, 2018, 3:19 pm #8

Where on earth and how did Coscannon come up with this amazing genealogy on Jimmie and Tommy Dorsey? I've often noticed (extraneous from this conversation) how with a minor spelling change, French names become Irish - Cluny (Abbey and Museum in France) Clooney in Ireland; the Fitz - that begins many Irish names and the French word for son fils (l is silent), others escape me at the moment. There's a book published about 10 years ago with title approx. "How the Irish saved Civilization" that relates the frequent travel by scholarly monks between the two places in the Middle Ages.  
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June 8th, 2018, 3:50 pm #9

Possibly and apocryphal story, but the Russian name Timoshenko is supposed to be derived from 'Tim O'Shay & Co.' on  a Moscow business.
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