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Ben Pollack Volume 6
Rare sides recorded in 1928 and 1929 by the so-called "Whoopee Makers" for dime store labels. This band is a contingent from the Ben Pollack Orchestra, and features Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden and Jimmy McPartland. Mastered from the best available copies of the original discs, this set includes many sides never re-issued before. Extensive liner notes by Joe Showler.

The Whoopee Makers

Probably Manny Klein (t), Jack Teagarden (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as), unknown (ts), possibly Matty Malneck (vln), possibly Frank Signorelli (p), (bjo), (bb), Ray Bauduc (d), Irving Mills (as Erwin Magee on Pathé 36924) (v).
New York, c. November 16, 1928
1. 108485-2 Cause I’m In Love (Signorelli-Malneck-Mills)-vIM Pathé 36924
2. 108486-1 Digga Digga Do (Fields-McHugh)-vIM Cameo 9004

Jimmy McPartland-Al Harris (t), Jack Teagarden (tb,sp), Benny Goodman (cl,as), Gil Rodin (as), Larry Binyon (ts), Vic Briedis (p), Dick Morgan (bjo), Harry Goodman (bb), Ray Bauduc (d).
New York, c. November 23, 1928
3. 108513-1 Whoopee Stomp (Terry-Mills) Perfect 15096
4. 108514-2 Baby (Fields-McHugh) Perfect 15111
5. 108515-2 Bugle Call Rag (Schoebel-Meyers)-spJT Perfect 15126

As above; Larry Binyon doubles on clarinet; Dick McPartland (bjo,g) replaces Morgan; Claude Reese (v).
New York, c. December 23, 1928
6. 3579-B Blue Little You (Palmer-Mills)-vCR Cameo 9041
7. 3580-B A Japanese Dream (Fields-McHugh)-vCR Cameo 9043
8. 3581-C Hungry For Love (Valentine-Mills)-vCR Cameo 9042

Jimmy McPartland-Al Harris (t), Jack Teagarden (tb), Benny Goodman (cl,as), Gil Rodin (as), Larry Binyon (ts), Vic Briedis (p,cel), Dick Morgan (bjo,v), Harry Goodman (bb), Ray Bauduc (d), Mildred Roselle (v).
New York, c. December 27, 1928
9. 108565-3 Futuristic Rhythm (McHugh-Fields)-vMR Perfect 15125
10. 108566-1 Out Where The Blues Begin (McHugh-Fields)-vMR Perfect 15125
11. 108567-1 Railroad Man (Schoebel-Meyers)-vDM Cameo 9048

Al Harris-Jimmy McPartland (t), Jack Teagarden (tb), Benny Goodman (cl,as), Gil Rodin (as), Larry Binyon (ts), Vic Briedis (p), Dick Morgan (bjo), Harry Goodman (bb), Ray Bauduc (d), Claude Reese (v).
New York, c. January 15, 1929
12. 3620-B I Wonder Where Mary Is Tonight? (Wallace-Parish)-vCR Cameo 9087
13. 3621-C There’s Something New ‘Bout The Old Moon Tonight (Hoffman-Valentine-Mills)-vCR Cameo 9085
14. 3622-C Mexicali Moon (Valentine-Mills)-vCR Cameo 9072

Jimmy McPartland (t), Glenn Miller (tb), Benny Goodman (cl,as), Larry Binyon (ts), Vic Briedis (p), Dick Morgan (gtr,v), Harry Goodman (bb), Ray Bauduc (d).
New York, January 18, 1929
15. 8477-2 Shirt Tail Stomp (Goodman) Domino 4274
16. 8478-2 Icky Blues (Rodin)-vDM Regal 8723

Jimmy McPartland (c), probably Al Harris (t), Jack Teagarden (tb,sp), Benny Goodman (cl), Gil Rodin (as), Larry Binyon (ts), Vic Briedis (p), Dick Morgan (bjo), Harry Goodman (bb), Ray Bauduc (d).
New York, February 11, 1929
17. 8541-1 It’s Tight Like That (Dorsay-Whittaker)-spJT Jewel 5520
18. 8542-1 Four Or Five Times (Hellman-Gay) Jewel 5520


Alternate Takes
Same personnel as tracks 1-2.
New York, c. November 16, 1928
19. 108486-2 Digga Digga Do (Fields-McHugh)-vIM Romeo 808

Same personnel as tracks 3-5.
New York, c. November 23, 1928
20. 3514-A Whoopee Stomp (Terry-Mills) Romeo 834

Same personnel as tracks 15-16.
New York, January 18, 1929
21. 8477-3 Shirt Tail Stomp (Goodman) Sunbeam (LP) 141
22. 8478-3 Icky Blues (Rodin)-vDM Banner 6323

Same personnel as tracks 17-18.
New York, February 11, 1929
23. 8541-2 It’s Tight Like That (Dorsay-Whittaker)-spJT Regal 8726
24. 8542-2 Four Or Five Times (Hellman-Gay) Regal 8723


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