Hermanos Deniz Cuban Rhythm Band - Columbia MC 3456

Haven't been able to ascertain the recording date for these sides but was very surprised to hear the style heard here.

Not being Cuban in the least, the brothers were actually born in Cardiff, Wales. There father was from Cape Verde off the northwest coast of Africa.

The brother act played alongside Glenn Miller's AEF band in 1944 and in 1960, provided music for the film, Our Man In Havana.

Here is a wonderfully thorough website dedicated to the Deniz brothers.




Re: Our Man In Havana
The Philadelphia Inquirer
March 3, 1960

Johnson's Cracker Jacks - Bluebird 6278 (1932)

Eddie Johnson p, dir / Harold Baker, James Talphy t / Winfield Baker tb / Fred Martin, Walter Martin as / Chick Franklin ts / Benny Jackson bj, g, v / Singleton Palmer sb / Lester Nichols d.

Recorded in Atlanta on February 25, 1932.


The Pittsburgh Courier
December 31, 1931

Alton Evening Telegraph (Illinois)
September 14, 1932

The Courier Journal (Kentucky)
October 22, 1932

Mills Ten Blackberries - Velvet Tone 7082 & 7088 (1930)

Here we have the complete recording session output by Duke Ellington & His Orchestra from June 12, 1930.

Duke Ellington p, a, dir / Arthur Whetsel, Freddy Jenkins, Cootie Williams t / Joe Nanton tb / Johnny Hodges cl, ss, as / Harry Carney cl, as bar / Barney Bigard cl, ts / Fred Guy bj / Wellman Braud sb / Sonny Greer d. 

Recorded in New York on June 12, 1930.





The New York Age
July 12, 1930

Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - Okeh 8255 (1925)

Bennie Moten p, dir / Lammar Wright, Harry Cooper c / Thamon Hayes tb / Harlan Leonard cl, as / Woody Walder cl, ts, k effect / LaForest Dent bj / Vernon Page bb / Willie Hall d / William Little v.

Recorded in Kansas City on May 14, 1925.


Tweedy Brothers - Supertone 9166 (1928)

Here are two brothers from West Virginia that hit the road in their early teens with their father, a country doctor, behind the wheel. They debuted on radio at Cincinnati's WLW in 1922. A few years later, they recorded for the Gennett company in Richmond, Indiana and many of their recordings made it to Sears labels...such as this one.

Charles Tweedy p / Harry Tweedy fiddle.

Ida Red recorded in Richmond, IN on April 21, 1928 and Buckwheat Batter on July 15, 1928.



The Daily Notes - Canonsburg, PA 
September 28, 1923

The Daily Times - New Philadelphia, OH
June 26, 1928

The Circleville Herald - Circleville, OH
February 12, 1930