Jimmie Gunn & His Orchestra / Bob Pope & His Orchestra - Bluebird 6508 (1936)

With this acquisition today, I am just one record shy from completing Jimmie Gunn's run.

It's all about the hunt, isn't it?

Here are the conflicting lineups for Gunn's band:

Jimmie Gunn p, dir / 'Slats' tb / Skeets Tolbert as / Otis Hicks ts / g / Harry Prather b / d / David Pugh, Sam Jennings v. 


Jimmie Gunn dir / Dave Pugh t, v / Charles Daniels, Herman Franklin t / John Orange tb / Robert Griffin, James Berry as / Otis Hicks ts / William Shavers p / Alton Harrington  g / Sam Hinton bb / Harry Prather sb / Raymond Mason d / Sam Jennings v.

Recorded at the Southern Radio Corporation's 2nd floor warehouse in Charlotte on June 18, 1936.

The flipside is from former Coon-Sanders' trumpeter, Bob Pope.

Bob Pope ldr, t / Howard Gaffney, Tommy Hatcher t / Howard Gibeling tb / Sonny Thorpe, Vic Christenson as / J.V. Johnson, Nolan Canova ts / Mac McGowan p / Fowler Hays sb / Johnny Blowers d.

Recorded in Charlotte on June 21, 1936.


  1. I am Sonny Thorpe's oldest daughter, Mary Thorpe McGowan, age 74. What a thrill to hear my dad on the Bob Pope and his Orchestra recording of " Madhouse". If you come up with any other recordings that have my dad on it I would love to hear from you.
    Many Thanks.
    Mary Thorpe McGowan maryt.mcg@aol.com

  2. The link doesn't work
    Please can you send me the mp3 files of this 78rpm?