Jubilee (Program 102) - Armed Forces Radio Service 16" Transcription (1944)

The Jubilee shows were produced by the Armed Forces Radio Service and featured entertainment directed towards African American servicemen overseas during the mid to late 40s.

I recently found a batch of 78s and included were about a hundred 16 inch transcription discs (they are heavy!). There are a handful of shows such as Jubilee, Mail Call, At Ease, Yarns for Yanks, Service Digest, Music From America as well as discs of specific bands and orchestras.

This episode of Jubilee has a great lineup. Emcee'd by Ralph Cooper (The Duke Is Tops), Claude Hopkins & His Orchestra, Stuff Smith & His Trio, pianist Dorothy Donegan, comedian Pigmeat Markham (a fellow Tarheel), Dan Burley and Colonel Stoopnagle (F. Chase Taylor). Una Mae Carlisle is mentioned in the introduction but I did not hear a performance by her in the show.

Each side is about 15 minutes so sit back and enjoy!

From October 16, 1944.

Mamie Smith's Jazz Hounds - Okeh 4296 (1921)

For other Mamie Smith records, click here & here.

Johnny Dunn c / Buster Bailey cl / vn / Phil Worde p / Chink Johnson bb / x.

Recorded in New York on February 21-22, 1921.

Joe Sanders & His Orchestra - Decca 659 (1935)

Here we have Coon-less Sanders.

From wikipedia…

Joseph L. "Joe" Sanders (October 15, 1896, Thayer, Kansas - May 14, 1965, Kansas City, Missouri) was an American jazz pianist, singer, and bandleader associated with Kansas City jazz for most of his career.

Sanders was best known for co-leading the Coon-Sanders' Nighthawks along with Carleton Coon (1894–1932). The pair formed the group in 1920 in Kansas City under the name Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra, broadcast for the first time on radio the following year, and became known as the Nighthawks because of their frequent appearances on late-night radio. They recorded in Chicago in 1924 and held a residency at the Blackhawk club in that city from 1926. The ensemble toured as a Midwestern territory band, and after Coon's death Sanders continued to lead the band under his own name.

Sanders worked mostly in Hollywood studios in the 1940s, and occasionally led performances at the Blackhawk once again. He was a vocalist for the Kansas City Opera in the 1950s.

Joe Sanders p, v, a, dir / Vince Neff and another t / tb / 2 as / ts / Al Barnitz g / sb / d.

Recorded in Chicago on December 17, 1935.