Thursday, June 16, 2011

"The Family Way" June 17, 2011

(Week 264)

This RADIOLA! recognizes those who are somehow related to us with a nod toward Father (whoever he may be).

RADIOLA! streams continuously from my Live365 station.

Cliff Edwards - Who Takes Care of the Caretaker's Daughter? (1925) - Perfect 11562 B
Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys (Jesse Ashlock v) - I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate (1938) - Vocalion 04439
Willard Robison w/Ipana Troubadours - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779-D
Ben Selvin and his Orch (BS v) - Poor Papa (1926) - Vocalion B 15277
Vermonte Orch (poss Abe Lyman) (Arthur Fields v) - I'd Rather Be Alone (1926) - Vocalion A 15302
The Vanderbilt Orch (Harry Archer) (Ernie Cutting dir) - Great Big Bear (1926) - Vocalion B 15233
Arthur Brown (IK) (Bill Wirges p) - Gimme a Little Kiss, Will Ya Huh? (1926) - Vocalion B 15330
Peggy English - I've Got Somebody Now (1926) - Vocalion A 15479
Al Bernard and Charles Aubrey (Sammy Stept p Buddy Wagner sax) - Eva (1926) - Vocalion A 15317
The Californian Ramblers - My Mammy Knows (1922) - Vocalion A 14300
Ted Lewis and his Band - Dream Daddy (1923) - Columbia 82 D
Tuxedo Orch (Reser) - There Ain't No Flies On Auntie (1925) - Vocalion A 15157
Billy Jones - Jinga Bula Jing Jing (1920) - Aeolian Vocalion B 14112
Helen Clark and Elliot Shaw - Just a Little Blue (1923) - Vocalion B 14518
Umbrian Glee Club - Rain Song (1926) - Vocalion B 1013
The Carpal Tunnel Kid - Baby Daddy - written and recorded June 11, 2011
Terry Waldo's Jazz Entertainers (Mike Walbridge v) - Let's Sow a Wild Oat (2001) - Let It Shine (Stomp Off CD 1377)
Frank Bacon - In The Reno Divorce Court (from “Lightnin”) (1921) - Vocalion B 14224
Sam Moore and Horace Davis - Mother Machree (1922) - Vocalion A 14403
Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band - Think Of Me Little Daddy (1920) - Columbia A 2994
Kensington Serenaders (Ben Selvin) - Show That Fellow The Door (1926) - Vocalion A 15340
The Ambassadors (Katzman) (IK v) - Lulu Belle (1926) - Vocalion A 15331
Nat Shilkret and the Victor Orch - La Paloma (1926) - Victor 20172 A
Arthur Fields - That's What I Call a Pal (1927) - Bell 481 B
Peggy English - Lazy Weather (1927) - Vocalion A 15561
Red Nichols and his Strike Up The Band Orch - Soon (1930) - Brunswick 4695
Al Gold and his Band (Charlie Kunz) (Harry Bentley v) - Learn to Croon (1933) - Homochord HN 2
Clarence Williams and his Orch (CW v) - Ain't Gonna Give You None of My Jelly Roll (1934) - Vocalion 2805 B
Vincent Lopez and his Orch (Johnny Morris v) - The Kid In The Three Cornered Pants (1937) - Perfect 7 04 07
George Bias - Dixie's Prodigal Son (1929) - Columbia 14470 D
Jimmie Lunceford and his Orch - My Blue Heaven (1935) - Decca 712 A
Peggy English - Take In The Sun, Hang Out The Moon (1926) - Vocalion A 15485


Anonymous said...

Nice selection of songs as always, Andy. Thanks! Especially I liked George Bias's Dixie's Prodigal Song. It seems that nobody else ever recorded it. Is this the same mann who also sang with McKinney's Cotton Pickers? I'm wondering since here his voice sounds too high. Is it possible that you somehow played the record in wrong speed?


Andy said...

Thanks--I'm glad you liked the show!

I played it at 78 RPM. I generally check the speed using a musical reference (a Hohner Melodica played along with the record). He did seem to have a rather high pitched voice there and on "Ain't Misbehavin'."

Checking Rust, I find that Bias did record a couple of sides with McKinney in 1930. I'll listen and comment further.

Andy said...

The vocal on "Dixie's Prodigal Son" sounds about right compared to Bias' singing on "After All You're All I'm After" and "I Miss a Little Miss." I'm playing the last two off the Frog compilation "Cotton Picker's Scat."

Singing within a band arrangement in the key required versus singing with one's own piano arrangement in one's preferred key may account for the difference. Even so, "Dixie's Prodigal Son" is in A flat, which is not excessively high.