戦前の歌謡 その384 Roaring 20s

Roaring 20s:Billy Jones, Ernest Hare- Don't Bring Lulu, 1925
BILLY JONES (born 1889, died 1940) and ERNEST HARE (born 1883, died 1939) met in 1919 and formed a team at the suggestion of Brunswick recording executive. They recorded for Brunswick and many other companies as Jones and Hare, The Happiness Boys. Jones is the tenor; Hare, the bass/baritone.
When they performed on a network radio show for Interwoven Socks, they called themselves The Interwoven Pair. They also made theater and club appearances. They reached the height of their popularity in 1929-30 as The Happiness Boys, because as radio entertainers they were sponsored, beginning in August 1923 on Manhattan New York station WEAF, by the Happiness Candy Stores. By 1924 they adopted "How Do You Do?" as their radio theme song. In 1928, Jones and Hare became the highest paid singers in radio, $1,250 a week.
Recording: Billy Jones & Ernest Hare, vocals -- Don't Bring Lulu, Victor 1925


Roaring 20s: Ray Miller & His Orch. - Ain't You Baby, 1929
Ain't You Baby - Ray Miller & His Orch, v.Dusty Rhoads, Brunswick 1929
This is a little remembered band of the early 1920's. Among the sidemen who at one time or another played with the band are Miff Mole, Frankie Trumbauer, Andy Sannella, Muggsy Spanier, Wingy Manone. Some of their recordings have really spirited solos on such songs like "Weary Blues"; "Angry"; "Stomp Your Stuff", and "That's A Plenty". The vocalists were Irving Kaufman, Frank Wright, Harry Maxfield, Billy Jones, Frank Bessinger, Bob Nolan and The Downe Sisters.
In 1916, Ray Miller was working as a 'singing waiter' in Chicago's 'Casino Gardens', at the same time that the 'Original Dixieland Jazz Band' was appearing. When the ODJB toured to New York City, Miller followed them, and formed his six member 'Black And White Melody Boys' in NYC. The „jazz craze" was riding high, and Miller's group originally played in that jazz manner. One of the bandsmen was trombonist Tom Brown, who, at one time, had one of the very earliest 'White' Jazz bands in old New Orleans. It was probably Tom Brown's talent that allowed the "Black and White Melody Boys" to play true 'Dixieland Jazz". They were featured in several New York musical productions, before Miller established a full-scale dance band orchestra in the early 20s.
They quickly became a highly rated musical attraction in the New York area, where Miller concentrated his activities. This included residencies at the New York Hippodrome, Arcadia Ballroom and Atlantic City. They recorded for Gennett, OKeh, Columbia. Unfortunately, by the early 1930s the band members had gone their separate ways.


Roaring Twenties - Oliver Naylor's Orchestra, 1925
In 1923, a pianist Oliver Naylor formed his first band "Oliver Naylor & His Seven Aces" and in 1924 appeared in New York's famed Roseland Ballroom. They also made their first recordings in 1924. After leaving Roseland, their next venue was the Knickerbocker Grill (also in New York), and in 1925 Naylor returned to Roseland as 'Oliver Naylor's Orchestra.'
During 1924-25, he recorded as 'Naylor's Seven Aces'. In 1925, the band also recorded some tunes for Victor as Oliver Naylor's Orchestra.
All through the 1920's Naylor's band toured the East Coast, without achieving national fame. Thus, his band joined the family of great great forgotten orchestras of the Jazz Era.
Ben Bernie's famous charleston "Sweet Georgia Brown" is played extremely hot, with the fantastic sense of the vigour and tempo of that crazy dance.
Recording: Oliver Naylor's Orchestra - Sweet Georgia Brown (Ben Bernie), Victor 1924


Roaring 20s: Carl Fenton Orch. - Brown Eyes Why Are You Blue
From Wikipedia:
The Carl Fenton Orchestra (AKA "Carl Fenton's Orchestra") was a title given to Brunswick Records studio bands through the 1920s. The name was invented by Brunswick music director Walter Gustave "Gus" Haenschen shortly after taking the position for their brand-new American division. Later, the name was taken by violinist Rudy Greenberg. Haenschen, whose own name was considered ill-suited for commercial recordings, haphazardly chose the name "Fenton" after the town of Fenton, Missouri, near his hometown of St Louis, Missouri. He attended Washington University.
Recording:Carl Fenton & His Orch. - Brown Eyes Why Are You Blue?, Brunswick 1926

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