Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra / Piedmont Dance Orchestra - Perfect 14271 (1924)

Fletcher Henderson p,a, dir / Elmer Chambers, Howard Scott c / Teddy Nixon tb / Don Redman cl, as, o / ?Lonnie Brown as / Coleman Hawkins ts / Allie Ross vn / Charlie Dixon bj / Kaiser Marshall d.

Recorded in New York on April 28, 1924.

Julian Kurtzman, Theo Wohleben t / Ben Morgan tb / Ray Thwaite, Oscar Moldaur cl, ss, as / John Baviton cl, ts / Charlie Fry as, vn, ldr / Ray Allen p / Frank Kriell bj, vc / Herman Schmidt bb / Fred Niehardt d.

Recorded in New York between March and April, 1924.

Red Nichols & The Five Pennies - American Patrol (1960)

Happy 4th of July!

Red Nichols c / Pete Beilmann, Sr. tb / Joe Rushton, Jr. bass sax / Bill Wood cl / Bobby Hammack p / Rollie Culver d.

Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra With Bix And Lang - Okeh 40772 (1927)

Frank Trumbauer Cm, dir / Bix Beiderbecke c / Bill Rank tb / Jimmy Dorsey cl, as / Doc Ryker as / Paul Mertz p / Howdy Quicksell bj / Eddie Lang g / Chauncey Morehouse d.

Recorded in New York on February 4, 1927.

Hank Williams, Sr. Autograph? - MGM 10645 (1950)

If you have any opinions on the authenticity of the signature, either way, please let me know.

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Pedro Via Y Su Orquesta - Victor 32361 (1934)

It's always nice to add to my collection of early Cuban and Puerto Rican 78s...although I've yet to find a single Puerto Rican one. Still though, hope springs eternal.

Here are some of my other Cuban 78s.

Not finding much information on Pedro Via but I am finding mentions of Jose 'Chiquito' Socarrás...not sure if he was related to the famous Alberto Socarrás, the famed Cuban that recorded with Clarence Williams jazz bands.

From wikipedia...

"What a Diff'rence a Day Makes" is a popular song originally written in Spanish by María Grever, a Mexican songwriter, in 1934. Originally, the song was known as Cuando Vuelva A Tu Lado ("When I Return To Your Side"). The song is also known in English as "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes", as popularized by Dinah Washington.

The English lyrics were written by Stanley Adams, and was played by Harry Roy & His Orchestra. It was published in late 1934. The most successful early recording, in 1934, was by the Dorsey Brothers.

Recorded (in Cuba or New York?) on December 10, 1934.

Billie Holiday With Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra / L. Armstrong With Edmund Hall & His Cafe Society Band - V-Disc 771 (1947)

Recently bought a bunch of 78s that came with lps...stuff I don't collect...and by chance happened to look inside some sleeves that housed V-Discs and other 12" 78s.

Never know what's hiding inside those Mantovanis and Conniffs.

Billie Holiday v / Louis Armstrong t / Irving 'Mouse; Randolph t / Henderson Chambers tb / Edmond Hall cl / Charlie Bateman p / Johnny Williams sb / Jimmy Crawford d.

Recorded in New York on February 8, 1947.

Louis Armstrong t, v / Irving 'Mouse' Randolph t / Edmond Hall cl / Charlie Bateman p / Johnny Williams sb / Jimmy Crawford d.

Recorded in New York on February 8, 1947.

Charlie McCoy With Chatman's Mississippi Hot Footers - Brunswick 7118 (1929)

From Allmusic

A loose confederation of musicians from the hill country of central Mississippi, the Mississippi Hot Footers were essentially the same players who performed as the Mississippi Sheiks. With a floating lineup of (Papa) Charlie McCoy (later with the Harlem Hamfats), Walter Vinson (or Vincson or Vincent, depending on the recording), and brothers Sam and Lonnie Chatmon (Lonnie was also known as Bo Chatmon or Bo Carter, depending on the recording, while the family name was occasionally spelled as Chatman), the Hot Footers/Sheiks were an extremely versatile black string band who appeared on countless recordings under various names and in various configurations in the mid- to late '30s. - By Steve Leggett

Recorded on September 22, 1929 at The Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN.