Harry Roy & His Band - Decca 41009 (1946)

From wikipedia...

Harry Roy (12 January 19001 February 1971) was a British dance band leader and clarinet player from the 1920s until the 1960s.

He was born Harry Lipman in Stamford Hill, London, England, and began to study clarinet and alto saxophone at the age of 16. He and his brother Sidney formed a band which they called The Darnswells, with Harry playing saxophone and clarinet and Sidney on piano. During the 1920s they performed in several prestige venues such as the Alhambra and the London Coliseum, under names such as the Original Lyrical Five and the Original Crichton Lyricals. They spent three years at the Café de Paris, and toured South Africa, Australia and Germany. By the early '30s Harry was fronting the band under his own name, and broadcasting from the Café Anglais and the May Fair hotel. In 1935 he married Elizabeth Brooke, daughter of the white Rajah of Sarawak, with whom he appeared in two musical films, Rhythm Racketeer (1937) and Everything Is Rhythm (1940).

During the war years, Harry toured around with his band, Harry Roy's Tiger Ragamuffins. He was at the Embassy Club in 1942, and a little later, toured the Middle East, entertaining troops. In 1948 Harry went to the U.S., but was refused a work permit. Returning to England, he reformed his band and scored a big hit with his recording of "Leicester Square Rag".

By the early 1950s the big band era had come to an end. The band split up, but Harry still drifted in and out of the music scene. In the 1950s, he ran his own restaurant, the Diners' Club, but it was destroyed by fire. In 1969, Harry returned to music, leading a quartet in the London Lyric Theatre's show Oh Clarence, but he was by then in failing health and died in London in February 1971.

Jean Goldkette's Orchestra - Victor 21800 (1928)

Finding a handful of Goldkettes scattered throughout the garage...but still no Bix.

(The flip side was too far gone)

Earl Baker, Joe Hooven, Sterling Bose t / Pee Wee Hunt, Vernon Brown tb / Volly de Faut cl, as / Larry Tice cl, as, ts / Dale Skinner cl, ts / Ben Schriebman, Earl Wright vn / Unknown vc / Art Gronwall p , Van Fleming bj / Unknown bb / Dee Orr d / Harold Stokes ldr, v.

Recorded in Chicago on November 21, 1928.

The Benson Of Orchestra Of Chicago / Jean Goldkette & His Orchestra - Victor 19317 (1924)

The Benson Orchestra Of Chicago: Walter Zurawski, Herb Carlin t / Siegfried Berendson tb / Dudley Doe cl, as / Harold Sturr as, ts / Art Kassel cl, ts / Myron Fisher vn / Don Bestor p, dir / Jack Lundin bj / Pierre Olker bb / Herb Quigley d, x.

Recorded in Chicago on April 1, 1924.

Jean Goldkette & His Orchestra: Fuzzy Farrar, Ray Lodwig, Tex Brewster t / Bill Rank, Tommy Dorsey tb / Doc Ryker, Jimmy Dorsey cl, as / Don Murray cl, ts / Joe Venuti vn / Dewey Bergman p / Paul Mertz p / Howdy Quicksell bj / Irish Henry bb / Charles Horvath d.

Recorded in Detroit on March 28, 1924.

Ted Lewis & His Band - Columbia A3730 (1922)

Here's another version of Bees Knees.

Walter Kahn, Dave Klein c / Harry Raderman tb / Ted Lewis cl, as, ldr / unknown bsx / Dick Reynolds p / Vic Carpenter bj / John Kucas d.

Recorded in New York on September 27 & 29, 1922.

The Dixie Stompers - Harmony 451 (1927)

When going to antique/thrift stores around town, I always leave my number with the proprietor just in case any 78s come in.

Only once have I received a call...and this is the one that came in...a buck well spent.

Fletcher Henderson p, a, dir / Russell Smith, Joe Smith, Tommy Ladnier t / Jimmy Harrison tb / Buster Bailey cl, as / Don Redman cl, as, a / Coleman Hawkins cl, ts / Charlie Dixon bj / June Cole bb / Kaiser Marshall d.

Recorded in new York on April 28, 1927.

Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (Roy Eldridge) - Victor 20-1668 (1945)

I couldn't believe that I didn't have this on a cd so I could check out the liner notes for personnel...nor could I find it using a quick web search.

Safe to say, Roy Eldridge is blowing on this infectious tune...one of my favorites of the swing era...albeit late in the swing era.

Recorded on April 5, 1945.

Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra - HMV B-5415 (1927)

Paul Whiteman dir / Henry Busse, ? Vic D'Ippolito t / Jack Fulton tb, v / Tommy Dorsey tb / Jimmy Dorsey, Chester Hazlett cl, as / Charles Strickfaden as, bar / Max Farley cl, ts, f / Kurt Deiterle, Mischa Russell, Mario Perry, Matty Malneck vn / Harry Perella p / Mike Pingitore bj / Al Armer sb / Hal McDonald d / Charles Gaylord, Austin Young v.

Recorded in Camden, NJ on August 22, 1927.

Joe Venuti & The Venuti Trio - Tempo 426 (1949)

Not sure how accurate it is but wikipedia shows this as Venuti's next to last 78 rpm release...the last being a Decca that he recorded with Russ Morgan in 1950.

Joe Venuti dir, vn / Jimmy Briggs flute / Bill Markas d.

Recorded in September of 1949.

Ray Miller & His Orchestra - Brunswick 2564 (1924)

Earl Oliver, Ray Lodwig t / Andy Sindelar tb / Bernard Daly, Andy Sanella cl, as / Phil Saxe cl, ts / Harry Archer, Don Yates vn / Harry Perrella, Tom Satterfield p / Ralph Golati, Frank di Prima bj / Louis Cassagne bb, sb / Ward Archer d.

Recorded in New York on December 5, 1923.