Merry Christmas 2016

Will add to this post as I find more Christmas themed records...keep checking back.

Wingy Manone (With Kay Starr) - Rex Hollywood 23005 (1944)

Kay Starr (1922-2016)

Wingy Manone t, v / Joe Yukl tb / Matty Matlock cl / Stan Wrightsman p / Nappy Lamare g / Phil Stephens b / Nick Fatool d / Kay Starr v.

Recorded in Los Angeles on July 25, 1944.

Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - Okeh 8242 (1925)

I wish it was in better shape...

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

Recorded in Kansas City on May 14, 1925.

Joe Mannone's Harmony Kings - Columbia 1044 (1927)

Somewhere there's an interview with Norman Brownlee and in it, he mentions how his group was on their way to a gig in Kenner but due to Emmett Hardy's failing health, they were without a horn player.

Driving the truck along Canal St. they saw a young Wingy Manone walking with his horn and snatched him into the vehicle. He told them that he couldn't play that night because he had to practice up on his music reading. Before long they were in Kenner and he played the date. (Johnny Bayersdorffer's Jazzola Novelty band took the stage after Brownlee's set was finished!)

Joe Wingy Mannone c, v / Hal Jordy cl, as / Bob Sacks ts / Johnnie Miller p / Steve Brou g / Arnold Loyacano sb / John Ryan d / Earl Warner v.

Recorded in New Orleans om April 11, 1927.