Monday, March 24, 2008
Lee's 78s, Part 3--Original Dixieland Jass Band, Europe's Society Orch., Victor Arden-Phil Ohman; more!
I'll bet you didn't know that I'm a comedian with organ and chimes. A lot of people don't know that. I didn't, even.
Anyhow, this is "Lee's 78s, Part 3," and it appears that 21 people have already downloaded the zip file, in spite of the fact I haven't linked to it! Which is totally cool, but of course I'm wondering how people knew it was there. Hmm.
Anyway, lot of great stuff, from way-early dance band music (Kerry Mills ((sic)) Barn Dance, Rainbow) to ragtime banjo ("Black Face" Eddie Ross) to the 1920s piano duo Victor Arden and Phil Ohman. And we've got The Original Dixieland Jass Band on Columbia with two sides long rumored to have been cut prior to the group's Victor label hits--not true, it seems. These sides were cut in May, not January, 1917. So discovered the great discographer Brian Rust, and I'd provide a link if I had one handy.
(James Reese) Europe's Society Orch.'s The Castles in Europe is better known as The Castle House Rag, and this is my newest rip of this magnificent 1914 side. Dig the Bo-Diddley beat at the end.
All ripped, edited, EQ'd, and sent into cyberspace by yours truly. Click here to reach zip file:
Lee's 78s, Part Three.
Those of you who have previously (and mysteriously) downloaded the file, I guess you didn't need the link! Enjoy....
RAG DOLL (Nacio Herb Brown)--Victor Arden-Phil Ohman and O., 1928.
KIDDIE CAPERS (Shilkret-Pollack-Sherman) Arden-Ohman and O., 1928.
INDIANA--Original Dixieland Jass Band, 1917.
WHEN THE LEAVES COME TUMBLING DOWN--Paul Specht, Hotel Astor O., 1922.
THE CASTLES IN EUROPE (a.k.a. CASTLE HOUSE RAG)--Europe's Society O., 1914.
ORIENTAL (Rose)--Earl Fuller and His Rector Novelty O., 1918.
TEXAS (Guion)--Earl Fuller and His Rector Novelty O., 1918.
KERRY MILLS BARN DANCE--Prince's Orch., 1908.
RAINBOW (Wenrich)--Prince's Orch., 1908.
ROSS' DOG TROT--"Black Face" Eddie Ross w. Orch., 1921.
ROSS' REEL--"Black Face" Eddie Ross w. Orch., 1921.