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Ben Pollack, Volume 3 - Recorded in New York 1929
The third volume of the complete recorded output by Ben Pollack's Orchestra 1926-30 which will eventually comprise six CDs. These recordings, made in 1929, feature many of the best jazzmen of the era including Jimmy McPartland, Ray Bauduc and some of the earliest recordings by Benny Goodman and Jack Teagarden. There are twelve unissued takes reissued here for the first time on CD. Notes are by noted Jack Teagarden expert Joe Showler.

Ben Pollack and His Park Central Orchestra
Ben Pollack (speech) dir. Jimmy McPartland (c), Ruby Weinstein (t), Jack Teagarden (tb), Benny Goodman (cl,as,bar), Gil Rodin (cl,as,ss,f), Larry Binyon (cl,ts,ss,f), Al Beller-Ed Bergman (vln), Bill Schuman (vc), Vic Briedis (p), Dick Morgan (bjo,gtr), Harry Goodman (bb), Ray Bauduc (d), Smith Ballew (v).
New York, March 1, 1929
1. 50906-3 Wait ‘Til You See “Ma Cherie” (Leo Robin- Richard A. Whiting)-vSB, spBP Victor 21941
Note: The vocal is credited to Charles Roberts on the original label.
New York, March 5, 1929
2. 50912-2 My Kinda Love (One Way To Paradise) (Jo’ Trent-Louis Alter)-v,spBP Victor 21944
3. 50913-2 On With The Dance! (Monaco-Leslie-Dubin)-v,spBP Victor 21944
Scrappy Lambert (v).
New York, May 27, 1929
4. 53517-3 I’d Like To Be A Gypsy (Ned Washington- Michael H. Cleary)-vSL Victor 22252
5. 53518-2 Finding The Long Way Home (---)-vSL Test
Note: The vocal is credited to Burt Lorin on Victor 22252.
New York, July 25, 1929
6. 53947-2 In The Hush Of The Night (Sammy Lerner- Al Hoffman)-vSL Victor 22071
7. 53948-2 Won’tcha? (Andy Razaf-Paul Denniker)-vSL Victor 22071
8. 53949-3 Bashful Baby (Cliff Friend-Abner Silver)-vSL Victor 22074
Note: The vocals are credited to Burt Lorin on the original labels.

Murphy Steinberg (t) replaces McPartland.
New York, August 15, 1929
9. 53989-2 Where The Sweet Forget-Me-Nots Remember (Mort Dixon-Harry Warren)-vSL Victor 22106
10. 53990-3 Song Of The Blues (Grossman-Jones)-vSL Victor 22147
11. 53991-2 True Blue Lou (Robin-Coslow-Whiting)-vSL Victor 22089
Note: The vocals are credited to Burt Lorin on the original labels.

Ben Pollack dir. Jimmy McPartland-Ruby Weinstein (t), Jack Teagarden (tb), Benny Goodman (cl,as,bar), Gil Rodin (cl,as,ss,f), Larry Binyon (cl,ts,ss,f), Al Beller-Ed Bergman (vln), Bill Schuman (vc), Vic Briedis (p), Dick Morgan (bjo,gtr), Harry Goodman (bb), Ray Bauduc (d), Scrappy Lambert (v).
New York, August 22, 1929
12. 56105-3 Sweetheart, We Need Each Other (McCarthy- Tierney)-vSL Victor 22101
13. 56106-2 You’re Always In My Arms (But Only In My Dreams) (McCarthy-Tierney)-vSL Victor 22101
Note: The vocals are credited to Burt Lorin on the original labels.

Snub Pollard (t) replaces McPartland; Joe Catalyne (cl,as) replaces Goodman; Smith Ballew (v).

14. 56721-3 You’ve Made Me Happy To-Day! (Graham John- Niclas Kempner)-vSB Victor 22158
Note: The vocal is credited to Charles Roberts on the original label.


The Alternate Takes

Ben Pollack and His Park Central Orchestra

Ben Pollack (speech) dir. Jimmy McPartland (c), Ruby Weinstein (t), Jack Teagarden (tb), Benny Goodman (cl,as,bar), Gil Rodin (cl,as,ss,f), Larry Binyon (cl,ts,ss,f), Al Beller-Ed Bergman (vln), Bill Schuman (vc), Vic Briedis (p), Dick Morgan (bjo,gtr), Harry Goodman (bb), Ray Bauduc (d), Smith Ballew (v).
New York, March 1, 1929
15. 50906-1 Wait ‘Til You See “Ma Cherie” (---)-vSB,spBP Test

New York, March 5, 1929
16. 50912-3 My Kinda Love (One Way To Paradise) (---)-v,spBP Test
17. 50913-3 On With The Dance! (---)-v,spBP Test

Scrappy Lambert (v).
New York, May 27, 1929
18. 53517-2 I’d Like To Be A Gypsy (---)-vSL Test


New York, July 25, 1929
19. 53947-4 In The Hush Of The Night (---)-vSL Test
20. 53948-4 Won’tcha? (---)-vSL Test
21. 53949-2 Bashful Baby (---)-vSL Test

Murphy Steinberg (t) replaces McPartland.
New York, August 15, 1929
22. 53989-3 Where The Sweet Forget-Me-Nots Remember(---)-vSL Test
23. 53990-2 Song Of The Blues (---)-vSL Test
24. 53991-1 True Blue Lou (---)-vSL Test

Ben Pollack dir. Snub Pollard-Ruby Weinstein (t), Jack Teagarden (tb), Joe Catalyne (cl,as), Gil Rodin (cl,as,ss,f), Larry Binyon (cl,ts,ss,f), Al Beller-Ed Bergman (vln), Bill Schuman (vc), Vic Briedis (p), Dick Morgan (bjo,gtr), Harry Goodman (bb), Ray Bauduc (d), Smith Ballew (v).
New York, September 27, 1929
25. 56721-1 You’ve Made Me Happy To-Day! (---)-vSB Test


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