Hit Of The Week - 1081, 1104, 1111, 1121, 1145, 1147, 1151

Jane Gray (Peggy English) Acc. By Rube Bloom - Harmony 114 (1926)

Peggy English recorded under at least 13 different names. She used 'Jane Gray' exclusively for Harmony & Velvet Tone recordings.

Rube Bloom was an amazing songwriter, pianist, bandleader & author that worked with the best of the best such as Beiderbecke, Venuti, Goodman, Doreys, Klein, Rollini, etc.

(I can remember so vividly, my Grandmother playing these 2 songs on the piano and singing away.)

Recorded in 1926.

California Ramblers - Puritan 11174 (1922)

Arthur Hand vn, dir / Frank Cush, Bill Moore t / Lloyd "Ole" Olsen tb / Jimmy Duff cl, as / Freddy Cusick ts / Adrian Rollini bsx / Ed Sutton, Joe LaFaro, Sid Harris vn / Irving Brodsky p / Ray Kitchingman bj / Fred Henry d.

Recorded in New York on November 21, 1922.

California Ramblers - Columbia A3554 (1922)

Lloyd Baker t / ___ Rothwell tb / Jimmy Duff cl, as / Sylvan Solomon ts / Oscar Adler vn / Preston Sargeant p / Ray Kitchingman bj / Otto Yeldla bb / Max MacIntosh d.

Recorded in New York on January 6 & 16, 1922.

A Symposium Of Swing - Victor Records C-28 12" (1937)

I do believe that this album was released in 1937 although this particular set may have been purchased...or given second hand...in 1947 judging from the inscription.

This is also one of the very few album sets that I have that still has its inset.

The Goofus Five - Okeh 40690 (1926)

Although not in the best of shape, I found my very first Goofus Five last weekend.

Chelsea Quealey t / Abe Lincoln tb / Bobby Davis cl, ss, as / Sam Ruby ts / Adrian Rollini bsx / Irving Brodsky p / Tommy Felline bj / Herb Weil d / Billy Jones v.

Recorded in New York on September 24, 1926.

Bing Crosby & Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five - Decca 23417 (1945)

Kinda of an odd pairing. The 1945 Billboard magazine all but panned this record saying the song (My Baby Said Yes) was dated and even though Bing was clowning and Louis J. was just "okay"...that it should sell well especially for jukeboxes.

I do like Your Socks Don't Match better than the flip...kinda reminds me of the Dean Martin / Nat King Cole team-up.

Howard Keel (& Brothers) - MGM 30854 (1954)

Just found this one while looking through crates in the garage. These two sides are from the first movie my "future wife" asked me to watch with her years ago. She then wrangled me into watching South Pacific, Oklahoma!, West Side Story The Sound Of Music. But I got her back and made her watch Grease 2, Poltergeist, American Graffiti & Xanadu.

We're even now.

So as a request from my better half, I am posting this record by Howard Keel taken from the MGM musical Seven Brides For Seven Brothers.