Four sides recorded to promote an already successful revue, without the star singer of the revue.
~ June 2020 update: a little bit of everything ~
Details of the posts that have been updated, upgraded or revised this spring.
Early jazz recordings in Paris: Mitchell’s Jazz Kings
The Mitchell's Jazz Kings is, without any doubt, the most successful American band in Paris in the immediate post-WWI era.
Early jazz recordings in Paris: Bands you know nothing about.
A detective work was required to draw a (still incomplete) portrait of these bands for which history has been lost.
First year celebration !
There is not much to celebrate: one year of work isn't that important. Though I wanted to look back at the records I wanted to own when I started collecting, or at those wich gave me the will to collect.
The California Ramblers under pseudonym.
A few hot sides you might have missed because of their unusual pseudonym.
Dance ! Tonight ! with more bands you know nothing about.
Great-though-unknown french bands of the 30's team up with more anonymous US bands of the 20's.
Dance ! Tonight ! with Bennie Krueger
The famous and prolific band director recorded quite a lot of hot sides during his decade with Brunswick.
Dance ! Tonight ! with bands you know nothing about.
The hottest of the house bands of the small labels.
Dance ! Tonight ! with the Checker Box Boys
Four fine unreissued dance sides by Lou Gold and his orchestra. Read also about Broadway Records.