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Jazz Oracle BDW 8045 BDW 8045
Lud Gluskin 1924-33 (2 CD Set)

A compilation of rare European recordings by Gluskin's band, featuring several American jazz musicians including Gene Prendergast, Spencer Clark and Paulie Freed. Gluskin specialist Andreas Schmauder has selected 48 of the band's best sides from among the over 400 recordings made by the band in Vienna, Paris and Berlin, and the booklet contains rare photographs and extensive notes by Andreas.

Disc 1

Paul Gason and his Orchestra

Orchestra of 8 musicians “3 saxophones, 1 banjo, 1 trumpet, 1 trombone, piano, traps“ personnel probably: Paul Gason (ldr, cl, as), Bob Leroy or Maurice Giegas (t), Léo Vauchant (tb), Billy Laurent, Maurice Fallet (reeds), Freddy Bouvier (bj), Lucien Moraweck (p), Lud Gluskin (d).
Vienna, October 18, 1924
1. BT 920-1 Down Home Blues (Walter Paul) HMV AM 161
2. BT 921-2 Steamboat Sal (Fred Fisher) HMV AM 161


Paul Gason et son Versatile Orchestra

Paul Gason (ldr, as), Faustin Jeanjean, Johnny Dixon or Jascha Strijevsky (t), Léo Vauchant (tb), Maurice Cizeron, Felix Passerone (cl, fl, as, ts), Mischa Lewandowsky ? (bj), Arthur Pavoni (bb), Arcady Lynn (p), Lud Gluskin (d).
Paris, late 1926 or early 1927
3. SP 5018-2 I Certainly Could (Milton Ager) Odeon Sp.5018/ 5016


The Playboys

Eddie Ritten (t), Ben Pickering (tb), Buzz Gragg (as, cl), Merrow Bodge (ts, cl), Fred Zierer (vn, ldr), Reuel Kenyon (p), Ted Goebel (d)
Paris, July 31, 1927
4. 8257 Ain’t She Sweet ? (Milton Ager) Pathé 6996


Lud Gluskin and his Versatile Juniors

Lud Gluskin (ldr), Eddie Ritten, Faustin Jeanjean (t), Léo Vauchant (tb, cello), Gene Prendergast (as, cl, v), Merrow Bodge (ts, cl), Maurice Cizeron (as, cl, f, oboe), Fred Zierer (vn), Howard Kennedy (bj), Arthur Pavoni (bb), Reuel Kenyon (p), Ted Goebel (d), John Thorne (v).
Paris, February 10, 1927
5. N 8406 Tiger Rag (Lerry Schields) (sic) Pathé X.6226


Paris, March 14, 1928
6. N 1729 Si Vous Connaisez Papa (Yvain) Pathé X.6226


Paris, March 16, 1928
7. N 8453 Feelin´ No Pain (Fud Livingston) Pathé X.8535


Paris, April 4, 1928
8. N 8472 Miss Annabelle Lee (Sidney Clare y Lew Pollack)-scat-vGP Pathé X.8535


Paris, April 10, 1928
9. 95269 Sunny Skies (Gilbert)-vJT Perfect 372

Joe Wismer (p) replaces Reuel Kenyon, Porret (t, arr.) replaces Faustin Jeanjean, unidentified (g) replaces Kennedy (bj).
Paris, May 11, 1928
10. N 8572 Did You Mean It ? (Baker Sid Silvers Lyman) Pathé X.8538

Lud Gluskin et son Jazz

Lud Gluskin (ldr), Eddie Ritten, Julien Porret (t), Emile Christian (tb, bsx), Gene Prendergast (cl, as), Merrow Bodge (cl, as), Billy Bartholomew (as, cl, ss), Fred Zierer (vn), John W.Castellucci (bj, vn), Arthur Pavoni (bb), Joe Kreklow (p), Ted Goebel (d).
Paris, July 6, 1928
11. N 8707 Whiteman Stomp (Jo Trente & Thomas Waller) (sic) Pathé 8569

Lud Gluskin (ldr), Eddie Ritten, Julien Porret, Faustin Jeanjean (t), Emile Christian (tb, bsx), Gene Prendergast (cl, as), Merrow Bodge (cl, as), Maurice Cizeron (as, cl, fl), Fred Zierer (vn), Howard Kennedy (bj), Arthur Pavoni (bb), Paulie Freed or Jack O´Brien (p), Bart Curtis (d).
Paris, November 14, 1928
12. 8902-1 Saint Louis Blues (W. -C Handy) Pathé 37503


Paris, November 15, 1928
13. 8928-1 Ten Little Miles From Town (Gus Kahn & Elmer Schoebel) Pathé 8584


Jack O´Brien (p) is the probable pianist.
14. 8932-1 Clarinet Marmalade (Harry Shields) (sic) Pathé 8584

Orchestre Lud Gluskin

Lud Gluskin (ldr), Eddie Ritten, Faustin Jeanjean (t), Emile Christian (tb), Gene Prendergast (cl, as), Georges Charron (ts, cl), Maurice Cizeron ? (as, cl, fl), Serge Glykson (as, fl,ts), Spencer Clark (bsx, cl, x, g), Fred Zierer (vn), Howard Kennedy (bj), Arthur Pavoni (bb), Paulie Freed (p, arr.), Bart Curtis (d, v), Vocal trio: Ritten or Curtis (lead-v) - Kennedy (tenor-v) - Christian(bass-v).
Berlin, January 7, 1929
15. 406-D I Can´t Give You Anything But Love (D. Field et Mc. Hugh)-v trio Homocord 5100
16. 407-D You Took Advantage Of Me (Rich Rodgers) Homocord 5090

"Lud" Gluskin Ambassadonians


Berlin, January 18 or 19, 1929
17. 02224 m1 Clarinet Marmalade (Shields - Ragas) Tri Ergon TE 5493

Berlin, January 23, 1929
18. 1532 ½ BR II I Wanna Be Loved By You (Stothart-Ruby)-v trio Polydor 22050
19. 1536 ½ BR II Crazy Rhythm (Meyer - Kahn) Polydor 22041

Berlin, January 27, 1929
20. 02281m1 Add A Little Wiggle (Yellen - Ager) Tri Ergon TE 5514

Berlin, ca.February 3, 1929
21. 1558 ½ BR II What A Wonderful Wedding That Will Be (Kahal-Fain)-vBC ? Polydor 22056

Berlin, ca.February 7, 1929
22. 02424m1 Everywhere You Go (Prendergast) (sic) Tri Ergon TE 5543
23. 02425m1 Milenber Joys (Ritten) (sic) Tri Ergon TE 5543

Berlin, ca.February 12, 1929
24. 1585 BR II Skadatin-Dee (Tobias - Siras) vGP Polydor 22101


Disc 2

Lud Gluskin and his Ambassadors Orchestra

Personnel probably: Lud Gluskin (ldr), Eddie Ritten, Faustin Jeanjean (t), Emile Christian (tb), Gene Prendergast (cl, as), Georges Charron (ts, cl), Serge Glykson (as, cl), Spencer Clark (bsx, cl, x, g), Fred Zierer (vn), Howard Kennedy (bj), Arthur Pavoni (bb), Paulie Freed (p), Jim Kelly (d).
Berlin or Paris, probably spring or summer 1929
1. 4064 Tiger Rag (---) British Phototone 4064

Jazz-Orchester Lud Gluskin

Lud Gluskin (ldr), Eddie Ritten, Faustin Jeanjean (t), Emile Christian (tb), Gene Prendergast (cl, as), Georges Charron (ts, cl), Serge Glykson (as, cl), Spencer Clark (bsx, cl, x, g), Fred Zierer (vn), Howard Kennedy (bj), Arthur Pavoni (bb), Paulie Freed (p), Jim Kelly (d).
Berlin, February or March 1929
2. 655 D A Room With A View (---) Homocord 5099
3. 3513 That’s My Weakness Now (Stept) Phonycord Flexible 235
4. 3516 Gipsy (Malneck - Signorelli) Artiphon 03516/ 03517

Lud Gluskin and his Orchestra

Lud Gluskin (ldr), Eddie Ritten, Faustin Jeanjean (t), Emile Christian (tb), Gene Prendergast (cl, as), Georges Charron (ts, cl), Serge Glykson (as, cl), Spencer Clark (bsx, cl, x, g), Rapha Brogiotti (vn), Howard Kennedy (bj), Arthur Pavoni (bb), Paulie Freed (p), Jim Kelly (d), unidentified (v), Vocal trio: Ritten (lead-v) - Kennedy (tenor-v) - Christian (bass-v).
Berlin, October 10, 1929
5. 10325 Stairway Of Dreams (Adrian Mack - Gene Stone)-v trio Ultraphon A 225

Lucien Moraweck (2nd p, arr.) added
Berlin, October 23, 1929
6. 2581 BK II Doin’ The New Low Down (Fields-McHugh)-v trio Polydor 22833

Serge Glykson doubles on oboe.
Berlin, October 24, 1929
7. 10384 Moanin’ Low (Ralph Raiwger) (sic) Ultraphon A 278

Unidentified (bb) replaces Arthur Pavoni.
Berlin, ca. December 2, 1929
8. 632 BT II I Wanna Go Places And Do Things (Whiting) Polydor 22891

Spencer Clark plays (g).
9. 633 ½ BT II Close Your Eyes (Kahal-Monaco)-v trio Polydor 22888


Berlin, late October or December 1929
10. 2449 ½ BR VI Someone’s Falling In Love (Little) Polydor 22910
11. 2451 ½ BR-VI ’S Nice Like This (Friends-Simons)-v unknown Polydor 22909
12. 2453 ½ BR VI Birmingham Bertha (Clarke-Akst)-v unknown Polydor 22905

Lud Gluskin (ldr), Eddie Ritten (t), Emile Christian (tb), Gene Prendergast (cl, as), Spencer Clark (bsx), Howard Kennedy (bj), Paulie Freed (p), Jim Kelly (d).
Berlin, November or December 1929
13. 2496 ½ BR VI Milenberg Joys (Rapollo) (sic) Polydor 22939

Lud Gluskin (ldr), Eddie Ritten, Faustin Jeanjean (t), Emile Christian (tb), Gene Prendergast (cl, as), Georges Charron (ts, cl), Serge Glykson (as, cl), Spencer Clark (bsx, cl), Rapha Brogiotti (vn), Howard Kennedy (bj), unidentified (bb), Paulie Freed (p), Jim Kelly (d).
Berlin, November or December 1929
14. 2508 BR VI Bee-Ology (Bee) Polydor 22939

Lud Gluskin et son Orchestre

Lud Gluskin (ldr), Eddie Ritten, Faustin Jeanjean (t), Howard Mulvaney (tb), Gene Prendergast (cl, as), Georges Charron (ts, cl), Maurice Cizeron (as, cl, fl, v), Serge Glykson (as, cl), Spencer Clark (bsx, cl, x, g), Rapha Brogiotti (vn), Howard Kennedy (bj), Eddie Kollis (g, v), unidentified (bb), Paulie Freed (p), Jim Kelly (d, v).
Paris, probably October 13, 1930
15. 106598 C’est Mon Gigolo (Peterburski)-vMC Parlophone 80352
16. 106600 Oh, Donna Clara (Lonello assucci)-vMCfont> Parlophone 80352

probably same place and date
17. C.507 'Leven Thirty Saturday Night (---)-vJK or EK Publicity Record of the
Embassy Club, Paris

Lud Gluskin and his Orchestra

Lud Gluskin (ldr), Eddie Ritten, Faustin Jeanjean (t), Howard Mulvaney (tb), Gene Prendergast (cl, as), Georges Charron (ts, cl), Serge Glykson (as, cl), Spencer Clark (bsx, cl, x, g), Rapha Brogiotti (vn), Howard Kennedy (bj), Mike Danzi (g), unidentified (bb), Paulie Freed (p), Lucien Moraweck (2nd p, arr.), Jim Kelly (d), unidentified trio (v).
Berlin, November 13, 1930
18. H-83223 There´s A Wah-Wah Gal In Agua Caliente (W. Donaldson)-v trio Homocord 4-3936

Mike Danzi (g) omitted.
Berlin, December 11, 1930
19. H-83262 March Of The Hoodlums (H. Carmichael) Homocord 4-3950

Lud Gluskin et son Orchestre

Lud Gluskin (ldr), Arthur Briggs, Alex Renard, Julien Porret (t), Guy Paquinet, René Weiss (tb), Gene Prendergast (cl, ts, bcl, bars), Charles “Coco“ Kiehn (ts, cl), Max Blanc or Serge Glykson (as, cl), Rapha Brogiotti, unidentified (vn), Don Baird (g), Jean Belloni or Arthur Pavoni (bb), Paulie Freed (p, arr.), Georges Marion (d), Freddy Johnson (v).
Paris, May 4, 1932
20. 301580-MC1 Oh ! Mo’nah! (Ted Weems et Country Washburn, Arr. Irving King)-vFJ Pathé X.96191

Lud Gluskin (ldr), George Hirst, Alex Renard, Julien Porret (t), Guy Paquinet, René Weiss (tb), Gene Prendergast (cl, ts, bars), Charles “Coco“ Kiehn (ts, cl), Danny Polo, Max Blanc or Serge Glykson (as, cl), Rapha Brogiotti, unidentified(vn), Don Baird (g), Jean Belloni or Arthur Pavoni (bb), Paulie Freed (p), Georges Marion (d) Dréna, Kearney Walton (v).
Paris, June 23, 1932
21. 301627-MC1 Dinah (Harry Akst, Arr..Jimmy Dale) Pathé X.96199

Hirst, Pavoni, Glykson and possibly Kiehn omitted
Paris, October 10, 1932
22. 301668-MC1 Crazy People (James V. Monaco, Arr.Art Mac Kay)-vD/KW Pathé X.96208

Georges Charron (ts, cl) added
Paris, October 27, 1932
23. 301686-MC1 How About You And Me? (Don Daugherty, Arr.Paul Weirick) Pathé X.96218

Lud Gluskin (ldr), George Hirst, Alex Renard (t), Guy Paquinet, René Weiss (tb), Gene Prendergast (cl, ts, bars), Georges Charron (ts, cl), Marcel Baudran (ts, as, bars), Max Blanc (as, cl), Rapha Brogiotti, unidentified(vn), Don Baird (g), Emile Christian (bb), Paulie Freed (p), André Taylor (d), Leslie Sterling (v).
Paris, February 27, 1933
24. 301790-MC1 Fit As A Fiddle (Al Hoffmann & Al. Goodhart)-vLS Pathé X.96255


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