Piron's New Orleans Orchestra - Victor 19255 (1924)

From wikipedia…

Armand John "A.J." Piron (August 16, 1888 – February 17, 1943) was an American jazz violinist, band leader, and composer.

In 1915, Piron and Clarence Williams together started the Piron and Williams Publishing Company, and in their first year of business published Piron's composition, I Wish That I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate, which became his biggest hit. After touring briefly with W.C. Handy in 1917, he started an orchestra under his own name, which soon included such notables as Lorenzo Tio and Steve Lewis. Piron's New Orleans Orchestra quickly became the best paid African American band in New Orleans, for Piron landed regular jobs at both the Spanish Fort amusement park and the exclusive white New Orleans Country Club.

Back in New Orleans, he again lined up good jobs, returning to the Country Club, playing at Tranchina's Restaurant and on the excursion steamships Capital and President into the 1930s; in about 1935, he decided to dramatically change the sound of his orchestra to swing, in line with popular taste.

I really do wish that this record was in better shape.

Armand J. Piron vn, dir / Peter Bocage t / unknown c / John Lindsay tb / Lorenzo Tio, Jr. cl, ts / Louis Warnecke as / Steve Lewis p / Charles Bocage bj / Bob Ysaguirre bb / Louis Cottrell d.

Recorded in New York on January 8, 1924.

Original Memphis Five / New Synco Band - Pathé 036134 (1924)

Original Memphis Five: (I think) Phil Napoleon t / Charlie Panelli tb / Jimmy Lytell cl / John Cali bj / Frank Signorelli p / Jack Roth d.

Recorded in New York on July 21, 1924.

New Synco Band: Unknown t / tb / cl / ss / as / p / bj / d.

Recorded in New York on August 5, 1924.

New Orleans Jazz Band / Six Black Diamonds - Banner 1318 (1924)

Due to the recent weather, there hasn't been a new post in several days. The hurricane decided to skirt us and take aim at Louisiana. Although New Orleans wasn't a direct hit...the storm decided to stop moving and just dump rain...25 inches. For a city built below sea level and shaped like a bowl, that's not good.

Here's a little Tin Roof Blues that the New York based New Orleans Jazz Band (their first side) recorded on Banner less than a year after the New Orleans Rhythm Kings first waxed the tune on Gennett.

New Orleans Jazz Band: Harry Gluck t / Mike Martini tb / Sidney Arodin cl / Wilder Chase p / Tommy de Rose d.

Recorded in New York on February 12, 1924.

Six Black Daimonds: Harry Gluck or Phil Napoleon t / Miff Mole tb / Ken 'Goof' Moyer cl, as effects / p / bj / d.

Recorded in new York on February 14, 1924.

Purdue Glee Club - Albert P. Stewart, Conductor - RCA Special Publication (1950s?)

Being married to a Boilermaker, I'm pretty adept at spotting Purdue items with their various logos but these things are few and far between 'round our neck o' the woods.

In the last few days, I have been straightening up the garage a bit in preparation for the hurricane. Imagine my surprise when I found this 78 as I was stacking crates of records.

I couldn't find any recording dates for these sides but I did find the history of Purdue's Musical Organizations.

This record was apparently a gift of some sort (intended for whom?) from Miles Laboratories, Inc., which was based out of Elkhart, Indiana and Bauer & Black, which may have been in Chicago at the time.

If anyone has any information related to this record, please feel free to comment below.