Jean Goldkette & His Orchestra (Bix) - Victor 20273 (1926)

Sounds like Katharine Whalen of the Squirrel Nut Zippers may have found a bit of inspiration from the vocals of KS&L.

Bix Beiderbecke c / Fuzzy Farrar, Ray Lodwig t / Bill Rank, Spiegle Willcox tb / Don Murray cl, as, bar / Doc Ryker as / Frank Trumbauer Cm / Joe Venuti vn / Paul Mertz p / Howdy Quicksell bj / Eddie Lang g / Steve Brown sb / Chauncey Morehouse d / Bill Challis a / Frank Bessinger, Keller Sisters & Lynch v.

Recorded in New York on October 15, 1926.


  1. Hearing Frank Bessinger sing "I'd Rather be the Girl in Your Arms" always brings a smile to my face! You have a great blog- thank you!

  2. I found it rather amusing myself. Thanks for the comment!