Nashville Jazzers - Madison 50001 (1927)

Here we have the Nashille Jazzers' lone recording...but not the lone recording by this core trio.

Victor 20316 & Conqueror 7081.

Tom Morris c / Bob Fuller cl / as / Mike Jackson p / bj.

Recorded in New York in 1927.

New Orleans Owls - Columbia 1261 (1927)

Wonderful last sides by the New Orleans Owls. (And I believe the second recording session by Nappy Lamare, the first being on Victor 20593, John Hyman's Bayou Stompers)

Benjie White cl, as, dir / Bill Padron c / Red Bowman c, v / Frank Netto tb / Pinky Vidacovich cl, as / Lester Smith ts / Sigfre Christensen p / Nappy Lamare bj, v / Dan LeBlanc bb / Earl Crumb d.

Recorded in New Orleans on October 26, 1927.

Mi Nena - Estudiantina Oriental (1928) / Estudiantina Ensemble (2012)

As you may know, I have an affinity for early Cuban music. And, as you may also know, a few years back, I came across a 78 by the Cuban group, Estudiantina Oriental. The outfit recorded six sides during one session in Havana on February 6, 1928. (As far as I can tell, no other copies of this record have been found and no copies of the other two issues have yet to be discovered.)

I quickly posted the record on this blog and it soon caught the attention of Ricardo Bekema, who fronts Estudiantina Ensemble, quite possibly, the only group continuing the Cuban Estudiantina style outside of the island today.

He contacted me expressing his excitement to finally hear the record he had only known about in discographies. He likened it to discovering "King Solomon's mines."

That correspondence took place over four years ago.

Just this week, I received a file featuring his ensemble performing one of the songs from that 78...Mi Nena.

They have done an excellent job in resurrecting a song from old grooves and breathing new life into it.

Hear for yourself...

Red Nichols & His Five Pennies - Vocalion 15536 (1927)

Red Nichols t, a / Miff Mole tb / Jimmy Dorsey cl, as / Joe Venuti vn / Arthur Schutt p / Eddie Lang g / Vic Berton d.

Recorded in New York on March 3, 1927.