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Jazz Oracle BDW 8049 BDW 8049
Paramount Hot Dance Obscurities Volume 2

Rare sides recorded by the New York Recording Laboratories for issue on the Broadway, Challenge and Paramount labels. Includes recordings by such obscure bands as the Wisconsin U Skyrockets, Billy Stennett's Carolina Stompers and Bud Spaight's Harmony Kings. Extensive liner notes by Paramount researcher Alex van der Tuuk and 1920s jazz expert Joel O'Sickey

Checker Box Boys

Unknown (t), (tb), (cl,as), (p), (bjo).
Chicago, c. February, 1928
1. 20394-1 Jealous (---) Challenge 807
2. 20395-2 I'm Dreaming Dreams (---) Challenge 810
3. 20397-2 My Sunshine (---) Challenge 808
4. 2377-1 Sweetheart (---) Challenge 809


Wisconsin U Skyrockets (Jesse Cohen - Director)

Jesse Cohen directing unknown (t), Don Bonn (t,cl,ts), (cl,as), (as,ts), (p), (g,bjo), (d).
Chicago, c. May, 1928
5. 20552-23 Slow Beef (---) Paramount 12641
6. 20553-1 Dizzy Corners (---) Paramount 12642
7. 20554-2 Postage Stomp (---) Paramount 12642
8. 20555-1 Itís A Sin (---) Paramount 12641


Billy Stennett and His Carolina Stompers

Billy Stennett (t,vln) dir. Simon Carlson (t), Arthur Roehre (tb), Cecil Fransen (or Franseen) (as,vln), Albert Grossberg (as), Albert Stainbeck (ts), Larry Jacques (or Jaques) (p), Raleigh Carroll (bjo,g), Leslie Eckert (bb), Earl Riggs (d).
Chicago, June, 1928
9. 20674-1 Buffalo Rhythm (---) Broadway 1194
10. 20675-1 ďRed NicholsĒ Five Pennies (---) Broadway 1194


Bud Spaightís Harmony Kings

Unknown 2 (t), (tb), 2 (cl,as), (cl,ts), (p), (bjo), (bb), (d).
Grafton, probably June 9, 1930
11. L-359-1 Donít Lose It (---) Test


Grafton, probably July 3, 1930
12. L-373-1 Good Feeling Blues (---) Test


Lietzkeís Midnight Serenaders

Unknown 2 (t), (tb), 3 (reeds), (g), (bb), (d), Glen Leitzke (or Lietzke) (v).
Grafton, c. September, 1930
13. L-489-1 Maybe Itís Love (---)-vGL Broadway 1398


Glen Leitzkeís Midnite Serenaders

Unknown 2 (t), (tb), 3 (reeds), (vln), (p,cel), (g), (sb), (d), Glen Leitzke (or Lietzke) (v).
Grafton, c. December, 1930
14. L-683-2 Youíre The One I Care For (Link-Lown-Gray)-vGL Broadway 1425


Joe Gumin and His Orchestra

Unknown 2 (t), (tb), (cl,as), (as), (ts), (p), (bjo,g), (bb), (d), Sonny Sievert (v).
Grafton, c. January, 1931
15. L-710-2 Blue Again (Fields-McHugh)-vSS Broadway 1430


Glen Lyte and His Orchestra

Unknown 2 (t), (tb), (as,pic), (as), (ts), (p), (g), (bb), (d), (v).
Grafton, c. April, 1931
16. L-930-5 When I Take My Sugar To Tea (Fain-Kahal- Norman)-v Lyric 3356


Bill Carlsen and His Orchestra

Probable personnel: Bill Carlsen (cl,as,ts) dir. Dip Happe-Alec Alexander (t), Ole Turner (tb), Paul Peregrine-Harry Bortner (cl,as,ts), Lee Simmons (p), Ralph West (g), Chet Harding (bb), Harry Pierce (d), Jack Teter (v).
Grafton, c. August, 1931
17. L-1111-2 You Forgot Your Gloves (Eliscu-Lehak)-vJT Broadway 1480


Aaron Steel and His Orchestra

Unknown (t), (tb), 2 (reeds), (vln), (pac), (p), (g), (bb), (d), Gerald Means (v).
Grafton, c. August, 1931
18. L-1112-2 Me (Irving Berlin)-vGM Broadway 1479


Isa Foster and Her Ambassadors

Unknown 2 (t), (tb), (cl,as), (ts), (p), (bjo,g), (bb), (d), Elmer Lowry (v).
Grafton, c. October, 1931
19. L-1199-2 Black And Tan Fantasy (---) Broadway 1498
20. L-1201-2 Itís Great To Be In Love (Friend)-vEL Broadway 1497
21. L-1203-1 Lady Be Good (---) Broadway 1498


Bob Hartman and His Orchestra

Unknown 2 (t), (tb), 3 (reeds), (p), (g), (bb), (d), Orville Edgerton (v).
Grafton, c. November, 1931
22. L-1286-1 Charley Cadet (Fogarty-Valee)-vOE Broadway 1501


Doc Wilson and His Orchestra

Unknown 2 (t), (tb), 3 (reeds), (p), (bjo), (bb), Charles Aryman (v).
Grafton, c. February, 1932
23. L-1499-2 Ooh That Kiss (Dixon-Young-Warren)-vCA Broadway 1507


Art Krueger and His Columbians

Art Krueger (cl,saxes) directing 2 (t), possibly Oscar Hussow (tb), 2 (reeds), possibly Milt Mieritz (p), (bjo,g), (bb), possibly Arlyn Dupree (d), Trio (v).
Grafton, c. May, 1932
24. L-1573-2 Keeping Out Of Mischief Now (---)-v3 Broadway 1523


Smyth-West Orchestra

Unknown 2 (t), (tb), 3 (reeds), (p), (bjo,g), (bb), (d), Don Campbell (v).
Grafton, c. June, 1932
25. L-1596-1 Youíve Got Me In The Palm Of Your Hand (Friend- Leslie-Monaco)-vDC Broadway 1516


Sig Heller and His Orchestra

Sig Heller (cl,as,v) dir. Wilbur Koeppen (t), Leroy Vick (tb), Gene Kuehnel (cl,as), George Krueck (cl,ts), Ted Reideburg (cl,bar), Russ Dreazy (p), possibly Bob Claque (bjo), Marlin Brusberg (bb), Harold Zuelsdorf (d).
Grafton, early July, 1932
26. L-1618-2 Somebody Loves You (Tobias-De Rose)-vSH Paramount 1513


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