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MJJ
post Jan 16 2006, 08:37 AM
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Thought I'd post a few of my favorite bands, what are yours?

Louis Armstrong "And His Hot Five" & "His Hot Seven" (there are some good "Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra" sides from the 1931 - 40 period.)

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"Jelly Roll Morton and His Red Hot Peppers" ... Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton: Piano

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"Coon - Sanders Nighthawks"

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"Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra" There are some of his tunes that I like well.

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Early (1925 - 30) "Duke Ellington and His Orchestra"


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Ian House
post Jan 16 2006, 10:33 AM
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Desert Island Essentials:

Cab Calloway and His Orchestra
Lee Morse and Her Blue Grass Boys
Rudy Vallee and the Connecticut Yankees
Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra
Lew Stone and His Band
Ray Noble and His Orchestra (w/ Al Bowlly)
Hoagy Carmichael and His Orchestra
Roger Wolfe Kahn and his Orchestra
Fats Waller and His Rhythm
Duke Ellington and His Cotton Club Orchestra
Carl Stalling (and the Warner Bros. Orchestra)
The Raymond Scott Quintette
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra
Artie Shaw and His Orchestra

+ a pile of vocalists (Hanshaw, Etting, Green, Ukulele Ike, Whispering Jack, Jolson) - too numerous to mention them all!

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BUT, if all I had on the desert island was the three minute film clip of Dorothy Dandridge and the Nicholas Bros. singing "Chattanooga Choo Choo" (from the movie, Sun Valley Serenade), I would still have a BIG smile on my face two weeks later -and, perhaps even, resist any Coast Guard rescue attempt...


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matto
post Jan 16 2006, 04:05 PM
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Well, besides the many excellent bands previously mentioned, I MUST have 78's by:

Joe Venuti and his New Yorkers / Blue Four /Five / Six

Ben Selvin and his Orchestra (his hotter stuff)

Snooks and his Memphis Stompers / Ramblers / Paramount Hotel Orchestra

George Hall and his Hotel Taft Orchestra with Loretta Lee

Will Osborne and his Orchestra (1929-1931, Columbia and Early melotone, pre ARC)

Joe Haymes and his Orchestra

Ted Weems and his Orch.

Bob Pope and his Orchestra

Teddy Hill and his NBC Orchestra

Boots and his Buddies


And don't leave out Libby Holman, Adelaide Hall, Lee Wiley, and Kate Smith


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Fredrik
post Jan 17 2006, 08:20 AM
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I say "amen" to most of the bands listed above (though I must admit that I find Armstrong's Hot Five/Seven to be a bit overrated) but would also like to add a bunch of lesser known orchestras:

* Joe Candullo & His Everglades Orchestra
* Jack Stillman's Orioles
* Fred "Sugar" Hall & His Sugar Babies
* Gene Rodemich's Orchestra
* Charley Straight's Rendevouz Orchestra
* Charles Dornberger & His Orchestra

And last but not least my favourite obscurity: The Grey Gull studio band!

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post Jan 17 2006, 05:02 PM
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Besides all of the bands above(excluding maybe a few):
I also like Larry Clinton & His Orchestra especially when he had Bea Wain with him.
Basically all my other favorite bands that actually played during that era have been listed.
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post Jan 17 2006, 06:37 PM
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Everything yall posted and then some! I love them all in varing degrees!

Gregory


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jdbenton
post Jan 20 2006, 11:10 AM
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1. Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra (Favorite songs: Too numerous to list).

2. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra (Favorite songs: Too numerous to list).

3. Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra (Favorite song: "Body & Soul").

4. Ray Noble and His Orchestra (Favorite song: "Who Walks In When I Walk Out?")

5. Leo Reisman and His Orchestra [Favorite Song: "Moanin' Low" (1929)].

6. Glen Gray and His Casa Loma Orchestra (Favorite Song: "Smoke Rings").

7. Artie Shaw and His Orchestra (Favorite Songs: "Nightmare" and "Summit Ridge Drive").

I also love Fletcher Henderson's “Hot and Anxious.” By the way, I am looking for friends in the Seattle area who enjoy this kind of music. If you're in the area please write to jdb@leadingmark.com.

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