Varsity Eight / Paul Van Loan & His Orchestra - Cameo 750 (1925)

Just got back from my most recent 78 hunting adventure...almost passed out from the heat searching every nook and cranny of an old outbuilding full of all kinds of records and vintage stereo equipment.

Came across this one buried deep in a bunch of maroon King labeled country 78s (for a change, I snatched those up too).

I may be wrong (sometimes Rust's Discographies trip me up on personnel from one recording session to the next) but I believe that Red Nichols is present on the Varsity Eight (a pseudonym for the California Ramblers) side. He allegedly played on a few of Paul Van Loan's (a former trombonist and arranger for Jean Goldkette) recordings but this isn't one of 'em.

Varsity Eight: Red Nichols t / Tommy Dorsey tb / Jimmy Dorsey cl, as / Arnold Brilhart cl, ss, as / Freddy Cusick ts / Adrian Rollini bsx, gfs / Irving Brodsky p / Tommy Felline bj / Stan King d, k.

Recorded in New York on June 4, 1925.

Paul Van Loan & His Orchestra: Paul Van Loan tb, a, dir / Allen McAllister, George Hall t / George Vaughn, Tom Kraus, Glen Wakeman cl, ss, as, ts / Joe Cirina p / Whitey Campbell bj / Ed Grier bb / George Sterinsky d.

Recorded in New York on June 1, 1925.

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