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victrolajazz
Posted on: Jan 30 2011, 07:13 PM


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A harp figures quite prominently in this lovely Jack Denny arrangement of Bells of St. Marys from 1927, both as a very effective introduction and played intermittently throughout the piece:

Bells of St. Marys

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Posted on: Dec 26 2010, 12:44 AM


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I'm glad this thread was resurrected because I've found a song on Red Hot Jazz that has a wonderful suggestion of naughtiness. It's Chares Creath's Jazz-O-Maniacs' Everyman That Wears Bell-Bottom Britches Ain't on Monkeyman. Here is the last line:

"I may look funny from my head to my feet
but I've got a jelly roll that's really hard to beat"

I had to explain to someone recently that in the 20's the term "jelly roll" does not refer to a style of donut!

Everyman That Wears Bell-Bottom Britches Ain't No Monkeyman

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Posted on: Dec 23 2010, 04:26 PM


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QUOTE (Dennis Nyback @ Dec 22 2010, 06:21 PM) *
I hope someone can help me with my Lee Morse question that should appear soon.

Welcome to the Board! Mr. Ian House will be the unquestionable source for your information. He is also on Facebook.

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  Forum: Early 20th Century Popular Music · Post Preview: #13950 · Replies: 15 · Views: 19133

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Posted on: Dec 9 2010, 05:28 PM


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QUOTE (chiman12 @ Nov 16 2010, 11:36 AM) *
The box is heavy but hoped no cost would offset the shipping.

Not if they're red Columbias by Frank Sinatra and Doris Day--too risky not knowing what they are.

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  Forum: 78 RPM Records & Playback Equipment · Post Preview: #13912 · Replies: 4 · Views: 6446

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Posted on: Nov 25 2010, 06:52 PM


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QUOTE (cristian1929 @ Nov 25 2010, 12:55 PM) *
Enjoy it! laugh.gif

I certainly did! Thanks!

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Posted on: Nov 25 2010, 06:44 PM


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QUOTE (cristian1929 @ Nov 25 2010, 01:02 PM) *
Here three great and rare recordings from Fletcher Henderson Orchestra:

N.Y. 17-11-1924

N.Y. 24-09-1924

N.Y. 08-09-1924

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My favorite era for Fletcher Henderson!

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Posted on: Nov 24 2010, 05:21 PM


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QUOTE (cristian1929 @ Nov 23 2010, 05:09 PM) *
Hi, enjoy this recordings!!! wink.gif wink.gif wink.gif

And I certainly did! Thanks again for these wonderful recordings!

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  Forum: Early 20th Century Popular Music · Post Preview: #13828 · Replies: 1 · Views: 5399

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Posted on: Nov 10 2010, 05:29 PM


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QUOTE (cristian1929 @ Nov 10 2010, 07:41 AM) *
Hi friends of Dismuke!
Orquesta Internacional

Sueños de Opio – Fox Trot (Opium Dreams)

N.Y. 22 May 1922
Victor Nº 73369
Matrix B-26376 (3)

You know these are my favorites! Thanks for another beautiful Orquesta Internacional! I think this is the earliest and first acoustical I've heard by them--and they even get the obligatory Oriental effects in the arrangement that were so popular in '21 and '22 after the discovery of King Tut's tomb!

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Posted on: Nov 4 2010, 04:35 PM


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QUOTE (cristian1929 @ Oct 29 2010, 11:49 AM) *

!!!Just a marvelous arrangement, especially with the scat vocal!!! !!!Thanks!!!

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Posted on: Oct 22 2010, 03:56 PM


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QUOTE (cristian1929 @ Oct 22 2010, 10:36 AM) *
ELLA ES MI CARAMELO
FOX TROT
ODEON 4586-B
Buenos Aires, 04-04-1930
Sung by Charlo

AY, JOSEFINA! (Josephine Baker)
FOX TROT
ODEON 4662-A
Buenos Aires, 01-08-1930
Sung by Luis Díaz

OSAKA
SHIMMY
ODEON 4585-B
Buenos Aires, 29-11-1929
Sung by Ada Falcón

LAS OBRERITAS CHILENAS
FOX TROT
ODEON 4676-A
Buenos Aires, 13-10-1930
Sung by Ernesto Famá / Angel Ramos[/font][/size]

Thanks, Cristian, for these wonderful treasures! They'll be played over and over!

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Posted on: Oct 17 2010, 03:10 PM


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QUOTE (NormanL @ Oct 12 2010, 08:53 AM) *
Eddie, I'm actually already subscribed to your channel as artaud8642, and I've posted several of your videos to my Facebook group. What a small world! Thanks for the uploads. smile.gif

Lenny, those records sound interesting. Surface noise doesn't bother me at all, if that is the issue. Off-topic, and I think we've probably plumbed the topic completely already, what format do you and Eddie use when you digitize these records? Do you use the .wav format?

It is indeed a small world! Glad you're enjoying them. On the second question, I'm not technically proficient enough to answer it. I'll have to ask someone else!

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Posted on: Oct 12 2010, 03:52 AM


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Thanks for these beautiful recordings!

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Posted on: Oct 11 2010, 10:33 PM


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QUOTE (NormanL @ Oct 11 2010, 02:50 PM) *
If anybody is interested in Eddies post on the Jimmy "Joy" Maloney band, it can be found here

Thanks, NormanL, for the nice plug and for your comments and recent membership on the board! I enjoyed writing up that piece for Dismuke. For additional examples of Joy's records, access my channel on YouTube under the name VictrolaJazz, with the "V" and "J" capitalized in that case.

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Posted on: Oct 11 2010, 05:07 PM


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QUOTE (NormanL @ Oct 11 2010, 09:21 AM) *
Good advice, Andy and John. Very wise.
About Whiteman: I did not know that he needed defending.

Paul Whiteman, while immensely popular, is generally held in utter contempt by "true" jazz musicians, whoever they are, altho he gave many great jazz musicians, specifically Bix, opportunities they might not have otherwise have had. The best example of this attitude I can come up with is the book "Remembering Bix" by Ralph Berton, brother of the tremendously gifted 20's drummer Vic Berton. Ralph, born in 1911, had personal associations with Bix as a youngster in his early teens in the mid-20's because of his close association with his brother and family in New York, in fact Bix lived with them for awhile and he idolized Bix and his music. In the book, he treats Whiteman with utter contemp, refering to him as a "tub of **it". He saw him, as many jazz musicians did, as a total purveyor of commercial dance music and ridiculed his self-promoting movie "King of Jazz" as being portrayed by a person who never played a note of jazz in his life. I'll confess I don't much like Paul Whiteman's records of the late 20's as they seem to be ponderous and over-arranged, heavy on the strings--in fact it was a very large band compared to others of the day.

QUOTE (NormanL @ Oct 11 2010, 09:21 AM) *
I'm afraid to know what they think of Tommy Dorsey! Or Glenn.

I would have to believe that both Tommy Dorsey, his brother Jimmy, and Glenn Miller commanded the greatest respect of all jazz musicians both black and white. They both developed distinctive styles in the swing era, especially Glenn Miller, that would probably be considered commercial, but they all three had impeccable credentials as jazz musicians as early as the mid and late 20's as can be witnessed by the many solos on recordings between 1925 and 1930. Their talents were fully formed by 1925 and were as great as they were in the mid- and late-30's, even tho' they were playing an entirely different style of music by that time.

QUOTE (NormanL @ Oct 11 2010, 09:21 AM) *
I heard a regional band the other day on an old radio remote, Jimmie Joy's band, and they rocked, a really bright and well-articulated sound. There was so much good music happening back then that finding it now is a little over-whelming.

Again, Jimmie Joy's band (his real name was James Maloney) was a tremendously popular and hot territory band from right here in Texas, able to hold its own with any of the jazz bands of the day.

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Posted on: Oct 6 2010, 04:28 PM


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QUOTE (Mark Atnip @ Oct 1 2010, 05:49 PM) *
Again, if anyone can point to a place where I might locate one (other than here) let me know. I appreciate your time.

Mark

I would look on eBay. I thought I was going to need a crank for a Victrola I bought recently (turned out I didn't) and found several different styles on eBay under Victrola Crank. Just put in Columbia phonograph crank and I'll bet you'll find a selection. Good luck!

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Posted on: Sep 29 2010, 04:06 PM


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QUOTE (Aaron2006 @ Sep 28 2010, 04:17 PM) *
I had a spin at the lyrics. Though the male version is quite different here: Georgia Melodians Band (1925)



Margaret Young version

Tell me have you met Mister Johnson yet?
A man that's steppin' about
He goes in ???
He even ??? comin' out
Everybody's heard about him
All over town
Yes it seems ????
Hottest man around

He's red hot Henry Brown
The hottest man in town
That red hot mamma that you heard about
Took a look at him and the fire went out
He's a man that's hard to find
He's a red hot steppin' kind
Got a heatin' stove for Christmas from a gal named Anne
Had to take it back, change it for a 'lectric fan
When he hotsy-totsy's round
They call him red hot Henry Brown

He's red hot Henry Brown
The hottest man in town
Went to Alaska 'bout a year ago
Cause they sent for him just to melt the snow
He's a man that's hard to beat
The inventor of steam heat
When he goes into a big cafe then it's no joke
As soon as he walks in the place begins to smoke
When he hotsy-totsy's round
They call him red hot Henry Brown


Back in the early 60's when I was in college, I found this version on Brunswick on an antiquing trip over to Big Sandy, Texas. However, I wasn't really interested in vocals, so didn't keep it. However, all these years later I can remember playing it and I can recall these slight differences:

"Tell me have you met Mister Johnson yet?"

Should be "Tell me have you met Mr. CHARLESTON yet?"

I remember my roommate arguing with me that it should be "Mr. Johnson", but "Mr. Charleston" makes much more sense in this context and could easily sound like "Johnson" with the way some words are mangled on these recordings.

"He even ??? comin' out"

Should be "He even MEETS HIMSELF comin' out"

I can't recall what the other "?'s" were.

I'm going down to Baylor this afternoon and will see if this is in the Frances G. Spencer Collection of American Sheet Music and clear up the missing lyrics.

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Posted on: Sep 22 2010, 03:59 PM


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QUOTE (RexClaman @ Sep 18 2010, 12:49 PM) *
This was a very interesting read and I'd never heard of this incident before. I see what you mean by a sort of miniature Titanic. I think I'm going to talk about the SS Vestris in my next school project.

Welcome to the board RexClaman! Glad you found this very interesting subject to respond to as your first post! Best of luck in your project and I'm sure it will be of great interest to those to whom you present it.

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Posted on: Sep 2 2010, 07:03 PM


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QUOTE (mcarter1 @ Sep 2 2010, 11:15 AM) *
I have one of these for sale.

Where is the machine and how much? What condition?

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Posted on: Aug 16 2010, 05:03 PM


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And Jerry was kind enough to sell me his beautiful Victrola 8-9 which he bought on December 1, 1988--one week before I bought my 8-30 on December 8 of the same year!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93KX0N0hDqI

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Posted on: Aug 5 2010, 03:27 PM


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QUOTE (pictureroll @ Aug 5 2010, 08:23 AM) *
It should be TOM STACKS and was recorded on July 22,1926

Jerry F Bacon ♫

...the day after my mother's 24th birthday!

Yes it is Tom Stacks (1900-1936), the vocalist on probably 95% of the Reser recordings.

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Posted on: Jul 25 2010, 07:30 PM


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This reminded me of a very sad thing that happened 'way back when I'd just been collecting for a few years. In the summer of 1964, we took a trip to the Northeast and Canada and included in it a visit to a long-time record collector and dealer who lived in Detroit, Harry L. Lane. He and his wife lived in a pretty 20's house in a residential area and he let me go through many records in his basement and take my choice for 10 cents a piece. I subsequently began bidding on his lists and about a year later won a couple of records with one of them being He, She and Me on the Domino label, I don't remember the orchestra. When the two records arrived, they had been packed in a box that was not much thicker than the two records themselves and the Domino was broken in two. I was able to glue it back together and play it enough to determine that it was a great version and even had a Dorsey solo, but I've never been able to obtain another in the intervening 46 years and still regret the needless loss. I cannot understand to this day why those two records were packed so inadequately when his previous shipments had been packed in conventional boxes with plenty of padded area above and below. He gave me my money back, but that was small consolation.

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Posted on: Jul 23 2010, 04:07 PM


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I know nothing I can say could make it better, but I'm so sorry! I know you've wished a 1,000 times you could go back and relive it without breaking it! I actually think about that every time I get a record out to video it--one day I might trip or fumble it.

All the best!

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Posted on: Jul 22 2010, 07:01 PM


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QUOTE (Heypally @ Jul 22 2010, 12:24 PM) *
I am learning all about eBay and supply & demand right now.


I have had the same experience, both as buyer and seller on eBay that illustrates my point.

From the point of view of the seller, by all means don't end your auction early for what appears to be a generous offer! Also, it doesn't really matter at what price you start your auction, if the item is something in great demand, the market will work it out to your advantage. In fact, counterintuitively, starting an item at a very small price often ensures that it will be bid much higher than if the bid is started out high. I've told this story before in this forum, but I'll tell it again. I bought a record by the Tar Heel Rattlers in 2005 in an antique shop in Decatur, TX. It's a 20's hillbilly trio of violin, banjo and guitar--I thought I could get close to $100 for this but started it on a 10 day auction at $9.99. On the last day of the auction it was at $250 20 minutes before the auction ended. When the auction ended, the final bid was $2,901! Not only that, the next highest of 13 bids was $2,880 and the one below that was $800, then much lower ones. What I had was the sixth of what had previously been only five known discs to exist of this particular coupling Sally Aim/Got No Sugar Babe Now, recorded in 1927 but issued in a quantity of only 400 in 1932. It went to a big collector in North Carolina. If I had been offered $800 to close the auction, it would have been an awul temptation, and a tremendous bargain for that buyer.

From the point of view of a buyer, a couple of years ago I had been looking for a long time for the California Ramblers Columbia from 1928 The Pay Off. I found it on eBay about three days before an auction ended and it was already at about $50. I was willing to pay a good price for it so entered a snipe of $137.77, thinking it would come in far below that price. When the auction ended, another bidder, one among 12, sniped it away from me for over $200! I was astounded, never imagining a California Ramblers could bring so much money and figured that was my last chance. Amazingly, only about three weeks later I found another copy also in E+ condition listed--again I entered a snipe for $137.77. In a 10 day auction, it only received two bids and I won it for $39! Neither auction "proves" what the value of The Pay Off is, it just shows that certain bidders were looking at it at a particular time and the first time someone wanted it intensely. This would never happen in the case of the Wolverines Gennett because they are so universally desired by so many that even if started at $9.99, the final bid would only be very high or higher.

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Posted on: Jul 22 2010, 04:26 PM


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I think the reason lies in the fact that the value of any vintage item (record, book, automobile, etc) is determined more or less upon what someone is willing to pay for it. I know there is the random individual who will pay $30 for the same Caruso that many others won't touch for little or nothing. But taken altogether, there are far more of these records still available, even 90-100 years after their pressing, than there are people who want them. However, you are not going to find this kind of random valuing for instance on a Wolverines Gennett--there are very few of them available and there are so many people who want them to the extent that ANY which become available are going to command a king's ransom without exception. It really is the principle of supply and demand working and also proves that the market works even if we don't always like the results.

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Buenos Aires was obviously a hot place in 1927! Thanks for two great sides!

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