Glenn Miller & His Orchestra - Decca 1239 (1937)

Always fun finding a pre-Glenn Miller Glenn Miller 78.

Glenn Miller tb, a, dir / Charlie Spivak, Manny Klein t / Sterling Bose t, v / Jesse Ralph, Harry Rogers tb / George Siravo cl, as / Hal McIntyre cl, as / Jerry Jerome, Carl Biesacker cl, ts / Howard Smith p / Dick McDonough g / Ted Kotsoftis sb / George Simon d / Doris Kerr, The Tune Twisters (including Jack Lathrop) v.

Recorded in New York on March 22, 1937.

Gene Gifford & His Orchestra - Victor 25065 (1935)

Just acquired the last 2 of 4 sides cut by Gene Gifford as a leader. Gifford was chief arranger for The Casa Loma Orchestra throughout the '30s.

Here are the first two sides.

Bunny Berigan t / Morey Samuel tb / Matty Matlock cl / Bud Freeman ts / Claude Thornhill p / Dick McDonough g / Pete Peterson sb / Ray Bauduc d / Wingy Mannone v / Gene Gifford a.

Recorded in New York on May 13, 1935.

Jimmie Rodgers - Victor 23621 Puzzle Record (1931)

On the way to the Senior Bowl in Mobile, I stopped off to search for 78s and found my first puzzle record.

Jimmie Rodgers v, g.

Recorded in Louisville, KY on June 11, 1931.

Jimmie Rodgers v / Billy Burkes g / Weldon Burkes uke / Joe Kaipo steel guitar.

Recorded at the Jefferson Hotel in Dallas, TX on August 8, 1929.

Jimmie Rodgers v, g.

Recorded in Camden, NJ on November 30, 1927.

Trixie Smith & Her Down Home Syncopators - Paramount 12211 (1924)

Trixie Smith v / Fletcher Henderson p / Howard Scott c / Teddy Nixon tb / Don Redman cl / Charlie Dixon bj.

Recorded in New York in May 1924.

Trixie Smith v / unknown vn & p.

Recorded in New York in June 1924.

Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - 38012 (1928)

Bennie Moten p, a, dir / Ed Lewis, Booker Washington c / Thamon Hayes tb / Harlan Leonard cl, ss, as / Jack Washington cl, as, bar / Woody Walder cl, ts / Leroy Berry bj / Vernon Page bb / Willie McWashington d.

Recorded in Chicago on September 6 & 7, 1928.