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Ben Pollack Volume 4
The fourth volume of the complete recorded output by Ben Pollack's Orchestra from 1926 to 1933, which will eventually comprise six CDs. These recordings feature Pollack's hot soloists of the period, including Matty Matlock, Jack Teagarden and Charlie Teagarden. Notes are by noted Jack Teagarden expert Joe Showler.

Ben Pollack and His Park Central Orchestra

Ben Pollack (v) 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), Alex 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
1. 56722-3 From Now On (Edward Eliscu-Richard Myers)-vSB Victor 22158
Note: The vocal is credited to Charles Roberts on the original label.

Charlie Teagarden (t) replaces Pollard; Matty Matlock (cl,as) replaces Catalyne; Harry Goodman doubles on string bass; Scrappy Lambert (v).
New York, November 29, 1929
2. 57637-3 Keep Your Undershirt On (Bert Kalmar-Harry Ruby)-vSL Victor 22267
Note: The vocal is credited to Charles Roberts on the original label.

Charlie Teagarden (t) replaces Pollard; Matty Matlock (cl,as) replaces Catalyne; Harry Goodman doubles on string bass; Scrappy Lambert (v).
New York, November 29, 1929
3. 57638-3 Reaching For The Moon (---)-vSL Victor test
Note: The vocal is credited to Burt Lorin on Victor 22267.

Ben Pollack’s Orchestra

Ben Pollack (v) dir. Charlie Teagarden-Ruby Weinstein (t), Jack Teagarden (tb), Matty Matlock (cl,as), Gil Rodin (cl,as,ss,f), Larry Binyon (cl,ts,ss,f), Alex Beller-Ed Bergman (vln), Vic Briedis (p), Dick Morgan (bjo,gtr), Harry Goodman (sb), Ray Bauduc (d).
New York, mid-January, 1930
4. 1026-D I’m Following You (Dreyer, Macdonald)-vBP HoW 1026
5. 1027-C “Cryin’ For The Carolines” (Lewis, Young, Warren)-vBP HoW 1027
Note: Hit Of The Week 1026 is credited to Ben Pollack Orchestra. The title on HoW 1027 is given in quotation marks on the original label.

Ben Pollack & His Orchestra

Ben Pollack (v) dir. ?Charlie Spivak or Ruby Weinstein-Charlie Teagarden (t), Jack Teagarden (tb,v), Gil Rodin-Matty Matlock (cl,as), Babe Russin (ts), Alex Beller (vln), Vic Briedis (p), Dick Morgan (bjo), Harry Goodman (bb), Ray Bauduc (d), Trio including Pollack (v).
New York, June 23, 1930
6. 9818-1 Rollin’ Down The River (Adams-Waller)-vBP Imperial 2338
7. 9819-1 If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight) (Creamer-Johnson)-vJT Regal 10054
8. 9820-1 There’s A Wah Wah Gal In Agua Caliente (Donaldson)-v3 Banner 0750


Gil Rodin and His Orchestra

Charlie Spivak-Tommy Thunen (t), Jack Teagarden (tb,v), Matty Matlock (cl), Gil Rodin (as), Eddie Miller (ts), Gil Bowers (p), Nappy Lamare (gtr), Harry Goodman (sb), Ray Bauduc (d).
New York, c. September, 1930
9. 1010-2 Beale Street Blues (---)-vJT Crown 3017
10. 1011-2 If I Could Be With You (Creamer-Johnson)-vJT Crown 3016


Jack Teagarden & His Orch.

Charlie Spivak-Tommy Thunen (t), Jack Teagarden (tb,v), Matty Matlock-Gil Rodin (cl,as), Eddie Miller (cl,ts), Gil Bowers (p), Nappy Lamare (bjo,gtr), Harry Goodman (bb,sb), Ray Bauduc (d), Eddie Gale (v).
New York, October 1, 1930
11. 10101-2 Son Of The Sun (Brennan-Friml)-vJT Domino 4651
12. 10102-1 You’re Simply Delish (Freed-Meyer)-vEG Perfect 15361
13. 10103-1 Just A Little Dance, Mam’selle (O’Flynn-Gordon-Wendling)-vJT Vocalion 718
Note: Vocalion (Australian) 718 is credited to Imperial Dance Orchestra.

The Alternate Takes

Ben Pollack & His Orchestra

Ben Pollack (v) dir. ?Charlie Spivak or Ruby Weinstein-Charlie Teagarden (t), Jack Teagarden (tb,v), Gil Rodin-Matty Matlock (cl,as), Babe Russin (ts), Alex Beller (vln), Vic Briedis (p), Dick Morgan (bjo), Harry Goodman (bb), Ray Bauduc (d), Trio including Pollack (v).
New York, June 23, 1930
14. 9818-2 Rollin’ Down The River (Adams-Waller)-vBP Cameo 0352
15. 9818-3 Rollin’ Down The River (Adams-Waller)-vBP Jewel 6002
16. 9819-2 If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight) (Creamer-Johnson)-vJT Regal 10054
17. 9819-3 If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight) (Creamer-Johnson)-vJT Domino 45882
18. 9819-4 If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight) (Creamer-Johnson)-vJT Jewel 5998
19. 9820-2 There’s A Wah Wah Gal In Agua Caliente (Donaldson)-v3 Stg 281408
20. 9820-3 There’s A Wah Wah Gal In Agua Caliente (Donaldson)-v3 Regal 10055
Note: Sterling 281408 is credited to Ben Pollack’s Orchestra.

Gil Rodin and His Orchestra

Charlie Spivak-Tommy Thunen (t), Jack Teagarden (tb,v), Matty Matlock (cl), Gil Rodin (as), Eddie Miller (ts), Gil Bowers (p), Nappy Lamare (gtr), Harry Goodman (sb), Ray Bauduc (d).
New York, c. September, 1930
21. 1010-3 Beale Street Blues (---)-vJT Crown test


Jack Teagarden & His Orch.

Charlie Spivak-Tommy Thunen (t), Jack Teagarden (tb,v), Matty Matlock-Gil Rodin (cl,as), Eddie Miller (cl,ts), Gil Bowers (p), Nappy Lamare (bjo,gtr), Harry Goodman (bb,sb), Ray Bauduc (d), Eddie Gale (v).
New York, October 1, 1930
22. 10102-3 You’re Simply Delish (Freed-Meyer)-vEG Apex 41251
23. 10103-3 Just A Little Dance, Mam’selle (O’Flynn-Gordon-Wendling)-vJT Crown 81494
Note: Apex 41251 and Crown 81494 are credited to Imperial Dance Orchestra.


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