1927

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Jan

1

  • By Royal Charter, the British Broadcasting Company becomes the publically owned British Broadcasting Corporation

8

  • Alban Berg’s Lyric Suite for string quartet premiered in Vienna
  • Othmar Schoeck’s opera Penthesilea premiered in Dresden. Lib. Schoeck and Léon Oswald

9

  • Dimitri Shostakovich’s Prelude and Scherzo op.11 for string octet premiered in Moscow

10

  • Johnnie Ray born (Hopewell, OR) American popular singer. Died 1990

12

  • Red Nichols and his Five Pennies record a session for Brunswick in New York. Tracks cut include Bugle Call Rag & Back Beats
  • Jean Sibelius’ Musique religieuse op.113 for chorus premiered in Helsinki

13

  • Emil von Reznicek’s opera Tanzsymphonie [dance symphony] premiered in Prague. Lib. R. Lauckner

14

  • Fats Waller records a solo organ session for Victor in Camden, NJ. Tracks cut include Rusty Pail; Sloppy Water Blues & Messin’ Around with the Blues

17

  • Donald Erb born (Youngstown, OH) American composer, teacher. Died 2008
  • Eartha Kitt born (North, SC) American popular singer, actress. Died 2008

18

  • Arnold Bax’s Romantic Overture premiered in London

21

  • A performance of Gounod’s Faust in Chicago is the first opera to be broadcast over a national radio network
  • Albert Roussel’s Suite for Orchestra op.33 premiered in Boston

24

  • Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang make their first recordings for Okeh. Tracks cut include Wild Cat & Sunshine

25

  • Antonio Carlos Jobim born (Rio de Janeiro) Brazilian composer, arranger, singer, pianist, guitarist, bossa nova pioneer. Died 1994
  • Joseph Achron’s Violin Concerto No.1 premiered in Boston

26

  • Miff Mole and His Molers make their first recordings. Red Nichols’ Five Pennies used this name for the band’s Okeh recordings. Alumni of the group include Eddie Condon, Jimmy Dorsey, Gene Krupa, Eddie Lang, Miff Mole, Phil Napoleon, Red Nichols and Adrian Rollini. Tracks cut include Alexander’s Ragtime Band & Some Sweet Day

27

  • Ahmed Abdul-Malik born (New York, NY) American jazz bassist, oud player. Died 1993

28

  • Ronnie Scott born (London) English jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader, club owner. Worked with the Jazz Couriers and his own bands. Founded Ronnie Scott’s club in London. Died 1996
  • Aaron Copland’s Piano concerto premiered in Boston
  • Jacques Ibert’s opera Angélique premiered in Paris. Lib. Michel Veber

29

  • Don Shirley born (Kingston, Jamaica) Jamaican-American jazz and classical pianist, composer.
  • Extracts from a symphonic work by Charles Ives played in public for the first time in New York (Symphony no.4: I Prelude and II Allegretto)

30

  • Friedrich Koch (64) dies in Berlin

unk

  • Sergei Prokofiev returns to the Soviet Union for the first time in nine years for a two month concert tour

releases

  • Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five – Big Butter and Egg Man From the West / Sunset Cafe Stomp (Okeh)
  • Gene Austin – Tonight you belong to me / It made you happy when you made me cry (Victor)
  • Fletcher Henderson Orchestra – The Henderson Stomp / The Chant (Columbia)
  • Bertha Chippie Hill – Pratt’s City Blues / Pleadin’ for the Blues (Okeh)  
  • Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers – Smoke-House Blues / Steamboat Stomp (Victor)
  • Ethel Waters – I’m Coming Virginia / He Brought Joy To My Soul (Columbia)
Eddie Lang 1902-1933 and Joe Venuti 1903-1978

Eddie Lang 1902-1933 and Joe Venuti 1903-1978

Feb

1

  • Bela Bartók’s Three Village Scenes for female voices and chamber orchestra premiered in New York

2

  • Stan Getz born (Philadelphia, PA) American jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader, composer. Worked with Jack Teagarden, Stan Kenton, Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman and his own bands. Died 1991
  • Richard Maxfield born (Seattle, WA) American electronic music composer. Died 1969
  • Guy Bolton, Fred Thompson, Harry Tierney & Joseph McCarthy’s musical Rio Rita opens on Broadway (494 performances)
  • The Ziegfeld Theater (arch. Joseph Urban and Thomas W. Lamb) opens in New York

4

  • Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra record a session for Okeh in New York. Tracks cut include Singin’ the Blues & Clarinet Marmalade

7

  • Juliette Gréco born (Montpelier, France) French popular singer, actress.
  • Sergei Prokofiev’s American Overture op.42 premiered in Moscow

9

  • Joe Maneri born (Brooklyn, NY) American jazz composer, saxophonist, clarinetist, teacher. Died 2009

10

  • Leontyne Price born (Laurel, MS) American soprano singer.
  • Ernst Krenek’s opera Jonny spielt auf [Jonny plays out], lib. Krenek, premiered in Leipzig

11

  • Joel Engel (58) dies in Tel Aviv

16

  • Franz Léhar’s operetta Der Zarewitsch [the Tsarevich] premiered in Berlin, lib. B. Jenbach and H. Reichert
  • Joaquin Rodrigo’s Cinco piezas infantiles [five children’s pieces] for orchestra premiered in Valencia

17

  • Paul Graener’s opera Hanneles Himmelfahrt [Assumption of Hannele], lib. Georg Graener, premiered in Dresden

19

  • Robert Fuchs (80) dies in Vienna

20

  • Ibrahim Ferrer born (Santiago, Cuba) Cuban popular singer. Appeared in the film Buena Vista Social Club. Died 2005
  • Alexander Mosolov’s String Quartet no.1 op.24 premiered in Moscow

21

  • Marcel Delannoy’s opera Le Poirier de misère [the pear of misery], lib. Jean Limozin and André de la Tourrasse, premiered in Paris
  • Gabriel Pierné’s opera Sophie Arnould premiered in Paris. Lib. Gabriel Nigond

23

  • Viktor Kalinnikov (56) dies in Moscow
  • Sveinbjörn Sveinbjörnsson (79) dies in Copenhagen

24

  • The Memphis Jug Band make their first recordings for Victor in Memphis, TN. Line-up: Will Shade (hca, g, vo) Ben Ramey (kazoo) Bill Weldon (vo, g) Charlie Polk (jug). Tracks cut include Sun Brimmer’s Blues; Stingy Woman BluesMemphis Jug & Newport News

25

  • James P. Johnson records a session for Columbia in New York billed as Jimmy Johnson. Tracks cut include Snowy Morning Blues & All That I Had Is Gone
  • Ottorino Respighi’s Vetrate di chiesa [Church Windows] for orchestra premiered in Boston

26

  • Isabel Jay (47) dies in Monte Carlo

27

  • John Buller born (London) English composer. Died 2004
  • Guy Mitchell aka Albert George Cernik born (Detroit) American popular singer, actor. Died 1999
  • Wilhelm Peterson-Berger’s opera Adils och Elisiv premiered in Stockholm. Lib. Peterson-Berger

unk

  • Mary Lou Williams makes her first recordings for Paramount as a member of husband John Williams’s Synco Jazzers

releases

  • Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five – Skid-Dat-De-Dat / Jazz Lips (Okeh)
  • Blind Blake – Stonewall Street Blues / Too Tight (Paramount)
  • Sippie Wallace – I’m A Mighty Tight Woman / Bedroom Blues (Okeh)

Sheet music for Ernst Krenek’s opera Jonny Spielt Auf

Mar

1

  • Harry Belafonte born (New York, NY) American popular singer, actor, songwriter, activist.

2

  • Ida Marie Lipsius (89) dies in Bennewitz, Germany
  • Kurt Weill’s opera-ballet Royal Palace premiered in Berlin, lib. Y. Goll
  • Bessie Smith records a session for Columbia in New York with Buster Bailey (cl), Charlie Dixon (bj), Jimmy Harrison (tb), Fletcher Henderson (p) & Joe Smith (cor). Tracks cut include After You’ve Gone; Muddy Water; Alexander’s Ragtime Band & There’ll Be A Hot Time In Old Town Tonight

3

  • Alberto Zelman (52) dies in Melbourne
  • Red Nichols and his Five Pennies record a session for Brunswick in New York. Tracks cut include Alabama Stomp & Hurricane

4

  • Tommy McCook born (Kingston, Jamaica) Jamaican ska and reggae saxophonist, bandleader. Member of the Skatalites and the Aggrovators. Died 1998
  • Romain-Octave Pelletier I (83) dies in Montreal

6

  • Sergei Prokofiev’s Quintet op.39 for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and bass premiered in Moscow

8

  • Dick Hyman born (New York, NY) American jazz pianist, arranger, composer.
  • Burl “Jaybird” Coleman makes his first recordings for Gennett in Birmingham, AL

9

  • John Beckwith born (Victoria, BC) Canadian composer, pianist, writer, music administrator, teacher. Taught at University of Toronto from 1952 to 1990.
  • Bela Bartók’s Three Rondos on Slovak Folk Tunes for piano premiered on Hungarian radio

10

  • Dock Boggs makes his first recordings for Brunswick. Tracks cut include Sugar Baby; Down South Blues; Sammy Where Have You Been So Long?; Country Blues; Pretty Polly; Danville Girl; Hard Luck Blues & New Prisoner’s Song

12

  • George Antheil’s Piano Concerto No. 2 & Suite for Orchestra premiered in Paris

13

  • Walter Henry Rothwell (54) dies in Santa Monica, CA following a heart attack

14

  • Julián Carrillo’s Concertino for Fractional Tones for violin, cello, microtonal guitar, octavina, horn, harp and orchestra premiered in Philadelphia
  • Zoltan Kodály’s Dances of Marosszéki for orchestra premiered on Hungarian radio

15

  • Arnold Bax’s String Quartet no.2 premiered in London

16

  • Ruby Braff born (Boston, MA) American jazz trumpeter, session player. Worked with Edmond Hall and others. Died 2003

17

  • James Scott Skinner (83) dies in Aberdeen
  • Gustav Holst’s choral ballet The Morning of the Year premiered in London, lib. S. Wilson
  • Bohuslav Martinu’s Duo no.1 for violin and cello premiered in Paris

18

  • John Kander born (Kansas City, MO) American musical theatre and fiilm, composer, songwriter, pianist. Wrote with Fred Ebb.
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto no. 4 premiered in Philadelphia

20

  • John Joubert born (Cape Town) Anglo-South African composer, teacher.

22

  • Duke Ellington and His Washingtonians record a session for Columbia in New York. Bubber Miley, Louis Metcalf (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Edgar Sampson (as) Otto Hardwicke (cl, ss, as, bars) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Mack Shaw (tu). Tracks cut include East St Louis Toodle-oo; Hop Head & Down In Our Alley Blues

24

  • Zoltán Kodály’s Háry János Suite for brass band premiered in Barcelona

25

  • Barbecue Bob Hicks makes his first recordings for Columbia in Atlanta. Tracks cut include Barbecue Blues & Cloudy Sky Blues

26

  • Arthur Honegger’s song cycle Trois chansons de la petite Sirène [Three songs from the Little Mermaid] premiered in Paris

27

  • Bill Barron born (Philadelphia, PA) American jazz tenor saxophonist, teacher, bandleader. Worked with Cecil Taylor, Philly Joe Jones and his own bands. Brother of Kenny Barron (b.1943). Died 1989
  • Mstislav Rostropovich born (Baku) Russian cellist, conductor. Died 2007
  • Alban Berg’s Chamber concert for piano, violin and 12 wind instruments premiered in Berlin
  • Sergei Prokofiev’s Five Songs Without Words for voice and piano op.35 premiered in New York

releases

  • Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five – You Made Me Love You / Irish Black Bottom (Okeh)  
  • Blind Blake – Blake’s Worried Blues / Tampa Bound (Paramount)  
  • Duke Ellington and his Kentucky Club Orchestra – New Orleans Low Down / Song of the Cotton Field (Vocalion)  
  • Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers – Doctor Jazz–Stomp / Dixieland Jug Blowers – Memphis Shake (Victor)  
  • Bessie Smith – Back Water Blues / Preaching the Blues (Columbia)  
Dock Boggs 1898-1971

Dock Boggs 1898-1971

Apr

1

  • Leonid Bashmakov born (Terijoki, Russia) Russo-Finnish composer.
  • Amos Milburn born (Houston, TX) American R&B and blues singer, pianist, songwriter. Died 1980
  • Béla Bartók’s orchestral suite A csodálatos mandarin [The Miraculous Mandarin] premiered in Cincinnati
  • Eddie Lang records a session for Okeh in New York. Tracks cut include Eddie’s Twister & April Kisses

6

  • Gerry Mulligan born (Queens, NY) American jazz baritone saxophonist, composer, arranger, bandleader. Worked with Miles Davis, Kai Winding, Stan Kenton, Chet Baker and his own bands. Died 1996

7

  • Babatunde Olatunji born (Ajido, Nigeria) Nigerian drummer, composer, activist, teacher. Died 2003
  • Duke Ellington and his band the Washingtonians record Black and Tan Fantasy in New York. Line-up: Bubber Miley, Louis Metcalf (tp) Joe Nanton(tb) unknown (cl, as) Edgar Sampson (as) Otto Hardwicke (cl, ss, as, bars) Duke Ellington(p) Fred Guy(bj) Mack Shaw (tu)
  • Philippe Gaubert’s opera Naïla premiered in Paris. Lib. Maurice Léna

8

  • Edgard Varèse’s Arcana for orchestra premiered in New York

10

  • Alexey Ekimyan born (Baku, Azerbaijan) Russo-Armenian composer, songwriter, police chief. Died 1982
  • George Antheil’s Jazz Symphony premiered in New York

15

  • Frederick Converse’s Flivver Ten Million for orchestra premiered in Boston

18

  • Jimmie Rodgers makes his first radio appearance on WWNC, Asheville, NC

20

  • Furry Lewis makes his first recordings for Vocalion in Chicago accompanied by Landers Johnson (g) and Charles Jackson (mand). Tracks cut include Everybody’s Blues & Rock Island Blues

21

  • Johnny Dodds (cl) records a session for Brunswick in Chicago with Lil Hardin (p) Bud Scott (g). Tracks cut include Oh Lizzie; New St Louis Blues; San & Clarinet Wobble
  • George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue is re-recorded electrically by Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra for Victor in New York. Nathaniel Shilkret (cond), George Gershwin (p)
  • Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari’s opera Das Himmelskleid [the heaven dress] premiered in Munich, lib. Wolf-Ferrari

22

  • Lorenzo ‘Laurel’ Aitken born (Havana) Cuban-Jamaican ska, bluebeat and reggae singer. Died 2005
  • Johnny Dodds’ Black Bottom Stompers record a session in Chicago. Tracks cut include Wild Man Blues & Melancholy (released by Brunswick) and Weary Blues & New Orleans Stomp (released by Vocalion)
  • Roger Sessions’s Symphony no.1 premiered in Boston

23

  • Sam Collins makes his first recordings in either Chicago or Richmond, IN for Gennett. Tracks cut include Jailhouse Blues; Riverside BluesYellow Dog Blues & Loving Lady Blues

25

  • Siegfried Palm born (Wuppertal, Germany) German cellist, teacher. Died 2005
  • Vincent Youmans, Clifford Grey, Leo Robin & Herbert Fields’ musical Hit the Deck opens on Broadway (352 performances)

27

  • Connie Kay born (Tuckahoe, NY) American jazz drummer. Worked with Lester Young and was a member of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Died 1994
  • Victoria Spivey records a session for Okeh in St Louis with Lonnie Johnson (g) & John Erby (p). Tracks cut include Arkansas Road Blues; The Alligator Pond Went Dry; TB Blues; Let Me Roam; Idle Hour Blues & Steady Grind
  • Jesse Stone makes his first recordings for Okeh in New York. Tracks cut include Starvation Blues & Boot To Boot
  • Jaromír Weinberger’s opera Svanda Dudák [Švanda the Piper], lib. Miloš Kareš, premiered in Prague

29

  • Big Jay McNeely born (Watts, CA) American R&B tenor saxophonist.

30

  • Helen Humes makes her first recordings for Okeh in New York aged 13. Tracks cut include A Worried Woman’s Blues & Black Cat Blues
  • Henri Pierre Sauguet’s ballet La Chatte [the cat] premiered in Monte Carlo

unk

  • Nellie Melba becomes the first Australian to appear on the cover of Time magazine
  • The TCI Section Crew,  employees of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Co., record a session for Paramount. Tracks cut include Section Gang Song & Track Linin’ 

releases

  • Barbecue Bob – Barbecue Blues / Cloudy Sky Blues (Columbia) 
  • Dixieland Jug Blowers – Louisville Stomp / Florida Blues (Victor) 
  • Duke Ellington and his Washingtonians – East St. Louis Toodle-Oo / Hop Head (Columbia)
  • Fletcher Henderson Orchestra – Clarinet Marmalade / Hot Mustard (Vocalion)  
  • Blind Lemon Jefferson – Black Snake Moan / Match Box Blues (Okeh)  
  • Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers – Original Jelly-Roll Blues / Someday Sweetheart (Victor) 
  • Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra – Kansas City Shuffle / Yazoo Blues (Victor)  
  • Bessie Smith – After You’ve Gone / Muddy Water (Columbia)  
  • Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra – Singin’ the Blues / Clarinet Marmalade (Okeh) 
Furry Lewis 1893-1981

Furry Lewis 1893-1981

May

1

  • Gary Bertini aka Shloyme Golergant born (Briceva, Moldova) Israeli-Romanian conductor, composer. Died 2005

3

  • Ernest Ball (48) dies in his dressing room at the Yost Theatre in Santa Ana, CA

4

  • Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang record a session for Okeh in New York. Tracks cut include Doin’ Things & Goin’ Places

5

  • Franco Alfano’s opera Madonna Imperia premiered in Turin. Lib. Arturo Rossato
  • Albert Roussel’s Concerto for Small Orchestra op.34 premiered in Paris

7

  • Louis Armstrong and his Hot Seven record the first of four sessions in a week for Okeh in Chicago. Line-up: Louis Armstrong (cor) John Thomas (tb) Johnny Dodds (cl) Lil Hardin (p) Johnny St Cyr (bjo) Pete Briggs (tu) Baby Dodds (d). Tracks cut: Wild Man Blues & Willie the Weeper

8

  • Phil Cohran born (Oxford, MS) American jazz trumpeter, teacher, astronomer, founder member of the AACM, Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. member of the Sun Ra Arkestra.
  • Hilding Rosenberg’s Violin Concerto no.1 premiered in Stockholm

9

  • Louis Armstrong makes his first large ensemble recordings in Chicago, billed as Louis Armstrong and his Stompers. Only one take is ever issued from the session (Chicago Breakdown). Louis Armstrong, Bill Wilson (cor) Honore Dutrey (tb) Boyd Atkins (cl, as, ss) Joe Walker (as, bars) Albert Washington (ts) Earl Hines (p) Rip Bassett (bjo, g) Pete Briggs (tu) Tubby Hall (d)
  • Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra record a session for Okeh in New York. Tracks cut include Riverboat Shuffle & Ostrich Walk

10

  • Louis Armstrong and his Hot Seven record a session for Okeh in Chicago. Tracks cut: Alligator Crawl & Potato Head Blues

11

  • Louis Armstrong and his Hot Seven record a session for Okeh in Chicago. Tracks cut: Melancholy Blues; Weary BluesTwelfth Street Rag

12

  • Barbara Dane born (Detroit, MI) American blues, jazz and folk singer.

13

  • Fred Hellerman born (Brooklyn, NY) American folk singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer. Member of the Weavers.
  • Louis Armstrong and his Hot Seven record a session for Okeh in Chicago. Tracks cut: Keyhole Blues & S.O.L. Blues
  • Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra record a session for Okeh in New York. Tracks cut include I’m coming, Virginia; Way down yonder in New Orleans & Trumbology

14

  • Bobby Clancy born (Carrick-on-Suir, Tipperary) Irish folk singer, banjo player, guitarist, harmonica player, bhodran player. Member of the Clancy Brothers. Brother of Paddy (1922-98), Tom (1924-90) and Liam (1935-2009) Clancy. Died 2002
  • Louis Armstrong and his Hot Seven record a session for Okeh in Chicago. Tracks cut: Gully Low Blues & That’s When I’ll Come Back To You

16

  • Paul Angerer born (Vienna) Austrian viola player, conductor, composer.

26

  • Eddie Lang records a solo guitar session for Okeh in New York. Tracks cut: Prelude & A Little Love, A Little Kiss

28

  • Alexandre Tansman’s Symphony No.2 premiered in Paris

30

  • Ellsworth McGranahan “Shake” Keane born (Kingstown, St Vincent) Saint Vincentian jazz trumpeter, poet, politician, teacher. Worked with Joe Harriott and the Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band. Died 1997
  • Maurice Ravel’s Violin Sonata premiered in Paris
  • Igor Stravinsky’s opera-oratorio Oedipus rex premiered in Paris, lib. J. Cocteau (concert performance)

31

  • Giuseppe Campanari (71) dies in Milan

unk

  • King Oliver’s Dixie Syncopators, begin a brief residency at the Savoy Ballroom, New York

releases

  • Blind Blake – Black Dog Blues / Buck-Town Blues (Paramount)
  • Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra – Rocky Mountain Blues / Tozo! (Columbia)
  • Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers – Grandpa’s Spells / Cannon Ball Blues (Victor)
  • Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra – Midnight Mama / Missouri Wobble (Victor)
  • King Oliver – Willie the Weeper / Black Snake Blues (Vocalion)
  • Bessie Smith – Send Me to the ‘Lectric Chair / Them’s Graveyard Words (Columbia)
  • Washingtonians – Soliloquy / Black and Tan Fantasy (Brunswick)
Louis Armstrong's Hot Five (l-r: Louis Armstrong, Johnny St. Cyr, Johnny Dodds, Kid Ory, Lil Hardin)

Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five (l-r: Louis Armstrong, Johnny St. Cyr, Johnny Dodds, Kid Ory, Lil Hardin)

Jun

3

  • Homer “Boots” Randolph born (Paducah, KY) American popular saxophonist, session player. Died 2007

4

  • Paul Lacombe (84) dies in Carcassonne
  • Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers record a session for Victor in Chicago. Tracks cut include Hyena stompBilly goat stomp; Wild man blues & Jungle blues

7

  • Sergei Prokofiev’s ballet Stal′noy skok [The Steel Step] (Le pas d’acier) premiered in Paris

9

  • Franco Donatoni born (Verona) Italian composer. Died 2000
  • Friedrich Hegar (85) dies in Zürich

10

  • Vincent d’Indy’s opera Le rêve de Cinyras [The dream of Cinyras] premiered in Paris, lib. X. de Courville
  • Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers record a session for Victor in Chicago. Tracks cut include Beale Street blues & The pearls

13

  • Attila Zoller born (Visegrád, Hungary) Hungarian-American jazz guitarist, bandleader. Worked with Chico Hamilton, Benny Goodman and Herbie Mann). Died 1998

14

  • Reinhold Glière’s ballet The Red Poppy premiered in Moscow

18

  • Manuel de Falla’s incidental music for P. Calderón de la Barca’s play El gran teatro del mundo [the great theatre of the world] premiered in Granada

19

  • Ramnad Raghavan born (Madurai, India) Indian mridangam player, percussionist, teacher. Died 2009

20

  • Red Nichols and his Five Pennies record a session for Brunswick in New York. Tracks cut include Cornfed

23

  • Bob Fosse born (Chicago) American choreographer, film director, screenwriter, dancer, actor. Died 1987

27

  • Nora Belle Guthrie, Woody Guthrie’s mother, is committed to the Central State Hospital for the Insane in Norman, OK two days after his father Charley is seriously burned in a fire

28

  • Joe Venuti’s Blue Four record a session for Okeh in New York. Tracks cut include Kicking The Cat & Beating The Dog

30

  • Alexander Mosolov’s String Quartet no.1 premiered in Frankfurt
  • Henry Thomas makes his first recordings in Chicago for Vocalion

unk

  • Sid Harkreader makes his first recordings for Paramount without Dave Macon, accompanied by guitarist Grady Moore
  • Don Redman leaves the Fletcher Henderson orchestra to become music director for McKinney’s Cotton Pickers

releases

  • Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven – Wild Man Blues / Gully Low Blues (Okeh)
  • Gene Austin – Forgive me / Someday sweetheart (Victor)
  • Richard (Rabbit) Brown – James Alley–Blues / I’m Not Jealous (Victor)
  • Dixieland Jug Blowers – Boodle Am Shake / Carpet Alley Breakdown (Victor)
  • Fletcher Henderson Orchestra – Stockholm Stomp / Have It Ready (Brunswick)
  • Blind Lemon Jefferson – Match Box Blues / Easy Rider Blues (Paramount)
  • Lonnie Johnson – Backwater Blues / South Bound Water (Okeh)
  • Memphis Jug Band – Sun Brimmer’s Blues / Stingy Woman Blues (Victor)
  • Bessie Smith – Alexander’s Ragtime Band / There’ll Be a Hot Time in Town Tonight (Columbia)
  • Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra – Riverboat Shuffle / Ostrich Walk (Okeh)
  • Sippie Wallace – Lazy Man Blues / The Flood Blues (Okeh)

Barbecue Bob Hicks 1902-31

Jul

1

  • Bela Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 1 premiered in Frankfurt

3

  • Ken Russell born (Southampton) English film director, opera director, actor. Died 2011

7

  • Charlie Louvin born (Henagar, AL) American country singer, songwriter. Member of the Louvin Brothers with brother Ira Louvin (1924-65). Died 2011

11

  • Herbert Blomstedt born (Springfield,MA) Swedish conductor.

16

  • Mindy Carson born (New York) American pop singer.

17

  • Jean Casadesus born (Paris) French classical pianist. Son of Robert (1899-1971) and Gaby Casadesus (1901-99). Died 1972
  • Luise Adolpha Le Beau (77) dies in Baden-Baden, Germany
  • Paul Hindemith’s opera Hin und zurück [There and Back Again] premiered in Baden-Baden, lib. M. Schiffer
  • Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s opera Mahagonny premiered in Baden-Baden

18

  • Kurt Masur born (Brzeg, Poland) German conductor.

20

  • Michael Gielen born (Dresden) Austrian conductor, composer.

24

  • Wilfred Josephs born (Gosforth) English film and television composer, dentist. Died 1997

25

  • Victor Records’ Ralph Peer arrives in Bristol, TN and begins twelve days of recording new artists at the Taylor-Christian Hat Company building on State Street. As well as Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family, the likes of Reverend Phipps and His Holiness Singers, Alfred G. Karnes, Blind Alfred Reed, J. P. Nestor & Norm Edmonds and B. F. Shelton all made recordings

27

  • Guy Carawan born (Los Angeles) American folk singer, banjo player, guitarist, dulcimer player, author, activist, folklorist.

unk

  • Ida Cox records a session for Paramount in Chicago with Jesse Crump (p) Tracks cut include ‘Fore Day Creep; Hard Oh Lawd; Pleading Blues; Mojo Hand Blues & Alphonsia Blues 

releases

  • Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven – Willie the Weeper / Alligator Crawl (Okeh) 
  • Barbecue Bob – Mississippi Heavy Water Blues / Mama, You Don’t Suit Me (Columbia) 
  • George Gershwin & the Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra – Rhapsody in Blue parts 1 and 2 (Victor) 
  • Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra – Fidgety Feet / Sensation (Vocalion) 
  • Memphis Jug Band – Memphis Jug / Newport News (Victor) 
  • Henry Thomas – John Henry / Cottonfield Blues (Vocalion) 
  • Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra – I’m Coming Virginia / Way Down Yonder in New Orleans (Okeh) 
Bertolt_Brecht,_1931

Bertolt Brecht 1898-1956

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Kurt Weill 1900-1950

Aug

1

  • (& 2nd) The Carter Family record their first two sessions for Victor in Bristol, TN. Line-up: AP Carter (vo), Sara Carter (vo, autoharp) Maybelle Carter (g, vo). Tracks cut:  Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow; Little Log Cabin By The SeaPoor Orphan Child; Wandering BoySingle Girl, Married Girl & Storms Are On The Ocean

3

  • Jimmie Rodgers’s band the Tenneva Ramblers arrive in Bristol, TN to record for Victor’s Ralph Peer, but split up that night after an argument over billing

4

  • Jimmie Rodgers makes his first recordings for Victor, recording solo following the split of his band the previous night. Tracks cut: The Soldier’s Sweetheart & Sleep, Baby, Sleep

5

  • Joseph O’Mara (63) dies in Dublin

11

  • Raymond Leppard born (London) English conductor, harpsichord player.

12

  • Texas Alexander makes his first recordings for Okeh in New York accompanied by Lonnie Johnson on guitar. Tracks cut include Section Gang Blues & Levee Camp Moan Blues

13

  • Hermann Abert (56) dies in Stuttgart

15

  • Joe Castro born (Miami, AZ) American jazz pianist, bandleader. Worked with Stan Kenton, June Christy, his own bands and others. Died 2009
  • Red Nichols and his Five Pennies record a session for Brunswick in New York. Tracks cut include Ida, Sweet as Apple CiderEccentric & Riverboat Shuffle

20

  • Jimmy Raney born (Louisville, KY) American jazz guitarist. Worked with Stan Getz, Red Norvo and others. Died 1995
  • Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler (64) dies in Chicago

22

  • Malachi Favors born (Lexington, MS) American jazz bassist. Member of the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Died 2004
  • Zoltán Kodály’s Ballet Music for orchestra premiered in Budapest

27

  • Morris Levy born (New York, NY) American record executive, publisher. Founder of Roulette Records. Died 1990

29

  • Marion Williams born (Miami, FL) American Gospel singer. Member of the Ward Singers, Stars of Faith and solo. Died 1994

unk

  • Alberta Hunter leaves New York for Paris
  • Frank Stokes makes his first recordings for Paramount with Dan Sane billed as the Beale Street Sheiks. Tracks cut include Jazzin’ The Blues & Last Go Round

releases

  • Paul Robeson – Deep River / I’m Goin’ to Tell God All o’ My Troubles (Victor)
  • Bessie Smith – Trombone Cholly / Lock and Key Blues (Columbia)  
  • Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra – Trumbology / For No Reason at All in C (Okeh)  
The Carter Family

The Carter Family

Sep

2

  • Tzvi Avni aka Hermann Jakob Steinke born (Saarbrücken) Israeli composer.
  • (& 6th) Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five record two sessions in Chicago. Line-up: Louis Armstrong (cor, vo) Kid Ory (tb) Johnny Dodds (cl) Lil Hardin (p) Johnny St Cyr (bjo, g). Tracks cut include Put ‘Em Down BluesOry’s Creole Trombone & The Last Time

3

  • Ralph Lyford (45) dies in Cincinnati, OH of heart failure
  • Alfred Hill’s String Quartet No. 5 completed

4

  • Edward Elgar’s Civic Fanfare for orchestra premiered in Hereford

6

  • Laurence Schwab, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown & Ray Henderson’s musical Good News opens on Broadway (557 performances)

7

  • Graham Whettam born (Swindon) English composer. Died 2007

9

  • Helen Carter born (Maces Spring, VA) American country singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist. Daughter of Maybelle Carter (1909-78), sister of June (1929-2003) and Anita (1933-99) Carter. Member of Mother Maybelle & the Carter Sisters and the Carter Family. Died 1998
  • Elvin Jones born (Pontiac, MI) American jazz drummer, bandleader. Worked with JJ Johnson and John Coltrane. Brother of Hank (1918-2010) and Thad (1923-86) Jones. Died 2004
  • Bix Beiderbecke records a solo session for Okeh in New York. Tracks cut include In a Mist
  • Constant Lambert’s ballet Pomona premiered in Buenos Aires

12

  • Sigmund Romberg & Dorothy Donnelly’s musical My Maryland opens on Broadway (312 performances)

13

  • Edmund Eysler’s operetta Die gold’ne Meisterin [The Golden Master], lib. Julius Brammer and Alfred Grünwald, premiered in Vienna
  • Hilding Rosenberg’s Suite on Swedish Folktunes for strings premiered on Swedish radio, Stockholm

14

  • Isadora Duncan (50) dies in Nice when her scarf gets caught in the wheels of the car she is in, strangling her

17

  • Peter Van Wood aka Peter van Houten born (Den Haag) Dutch pop guitarist, singer, songwriter, actor. Died 2010
  • Frank Bridge’s String Quartet No.3 premiered in Vienna

18

  • The Columbia Phonographic Broadcasting System (later known as CBS) is formed and goes on the air in the US with 47 radio stations.

19

  • Nick Massi aka Nicholas E. Macioci born (Newark, NJ) American pop singer, bassist. Member of the Four Seasons. Died 2000
  • Arnold Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 3 premiered in Vienna

20

  • Johnny Dankworth born (Woodford, Essex) English jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, bandleader. Husband of Cleo Laine (b.1927). Died 2010
  • Keith ‘Red’ Mitchell born (New York, NY) American jazz bassist, composer, poet, session player. Brother of Whitey Mitchell (1932-2009). Died 1992

22

  • William Alwyn’s Five Preludes for orchestra premiered in London

23

  • Mighty Joe Young born (Shreveport, LA) American blues guitarist, singer. Died 1999

25

  • Colin Davis born (Weybridge) English conductor.
  • Earl Zindars born (San Francisco, CA) American jazz and classical composer. Died 2005

27

  • Red Rodney aka Robert Roland Chudnick born (Philadelphia, PA) American jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player. Worked with Charlie Parker and many others. Died 1994

28

  • Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra record a session for Okeh in New York. Tracks cut include Krazy Kat; Baltimore & Humpty Dumpty

30

  • Alfred Hill’s String Quartet No. 6 completed

releases

  • Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven – Keyhole Blues / Melancholy Blues (Okeh)
  • Alberta Hunter – Beale Street Blues / Sugar (Victor)
  • Red Nichols and his Five Pennies – Ida! Sweet as Apple Cider / Feelin’ No Pain (Brunswick) 

Isadora Duncan 1877-1927

Oct

1

  • Ernst Krenek’s ballet Mammon premiered in Munich

3

  • Lonnie Johnson records a session for Okeh in New York with Porter Grainger (p). Tracks cut include Bedbug Blues Part 2 & St. Louis Cyclone Blues 

4

  • John William Boone (63) dies in Warrensburg, MO of heart failure

5

  • Bix Beiderbecke & His Gang record a session for Okeh. Tracks cut include At the Jazz Band Ball; Jazz Me Blues & Royal Garden Blues

6

  • Paul Badura-Skoda born (Vienna) Austrian classical pianist.
  • Alan Crosby’s movie The Jazz Singer opens starring Al Jolson. It is the first commercially released movie with sound

7

  • Al Martino born (Springfield, PA) American popular singer, actor. Died 2009

8

  • Johnny Dodds’ Black Bottom Stompers record a session for Brunswick in Chicago. Tracks cut include After You’ve Gone; Come On And Stomp, Stomp, Stomp; Joe Turner Blues & When Erastus Plays His Old Kazoo

9

  • Furry Lewis makes his first solo recordings for Vocalion in Chicago. Tracks cut include Billy Lyons & Stack O’Lee & Good Looking Girl Blues

10

  • Bohuslav Martinu’s String Quartet No. 1 premiered in Prague
  • Jim Jackson makes his first recordings for Vocalion in Chicago. Tracks cut include Jim Jackson’s Kansas City Blues parts 1 & 2
  • Harry Ruby, Bert Kalmar, Guy Bolton and Fred Thompson’s musical The Five O’Clock Girl opens on Broadway (280 performances)

11

  • Tony Kinsey born (Sutton Coldfield) English jazz drummer, composer, session player.

13

  • Lee Konitz born (Chicago) American jazz alto saxophonist, composer. Worked with Miles Davis, Stan Kenton, Gerry Mulligan and with his own groups.

17

  • Louis Cottrell Sr. (48) dies in New Orleans

18

  • Blind Willie McTell makes his first recordings for Victor in Atlanta, GA. Tracks cut include Stole Rider Blues; Mr McTell Got The BluesWriting Paper Blues & Mama Ain’t Long Fo’ Day

23

  • William “Sonny” Criss born (Memphis, TN) American jazz alto saxophonist, bandleader. Died 1977

24

  • Gilbert Bécaud aka François Gilbert Léopold Silly born (Toulon, France) French popular singer, songwriter, actor. Died 2001
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Choros no.8 for two pianos and orchestra premiered in Paris
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams’ song cycle Along the Field premiered in London

25

  • Barbara Cook born (Atlanta, GA) American musical theatre actress, singer.
  • Bix Beiderbecke & His Gang record a session for Okeh in New York. Tracks cut include Sorry & Since my best gal turned me down

26

  • Warne Marsh born (Los Angeles, CA) American jazz tenor saxophonist. Died 1987
  • Duke Ellington and his Orchestra make their first Victor recordings in Camden, NJ. Line-up: Bubber Miley, Louis Metcalf (tp) Joe Nanton(tb) unknown (cl,as) Edgar Sampson (as) Otto Hardwicke(cl,ss,as,bars) Duke Ellington(p) Fred Guy(bjo) Mack Shaw (b). Tracks cut include Creole Love Call; Black And Tan FantasyWashington Wabble & The Blues I Love To Sing
  • Adelaide Hall records her first session with Duke Ellington’s orchestra for Victor in Camden, NJ

27

  • Dominick Argento born (York, PA) American composer, teacher.
  • Bernard Parmegiani born (Paris) French composer, noted for his electronic music.
  • Bix Beiderbecke and Frankie Trumbauer join Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra

28

  • Cleo Laine born (London) English jazz singer. Wife of Johnny Dankworth (1927-2010).
  • Joseph Eaton Faning (77) dies in Brighton
  • Victoria Spivey records a session for Okeh in New York with Lonnie Johnson (g) & Porter Grainger (p). Tracks cut include Garter Snake Blues; Christmas Mornin’ Blues; Dope Head Blues & Red Lantern Blues 

31

  • James Kwast (74) dies in Berlin
  • Victoria Spivey records a session for Okeh in New York with Lonnie Johnson (g) & Porter Grainger (p). Tracks cut include Blood Thirsty Blues Nightmare Blues

releases

  • Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven – Potato Head Blues / Put ‘Em Down Blues (Okeh) 
  • Bix Beiderbecke – In a Mist / Wringin’ an’ Twistin’ (Okeh) 
  • Bix Beiderbecke and his Gang – At the Jazz Band Ball / Jazz Me Blues (Okeh) 
  • Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers – Billy Goat Stomp / Hyena Stomp (Victor) 
  • Bessie Smith – Mean Old Bed Bug Blues / A Good Man Is Hard to Find (Columbia) 
  • Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra – My Blue Heaven / Roger Wolfe Kahn & His Orchestra – All By My Ownsome (Victor)  
Bix Beiderbecke 1903-1931

Bix Beiderbecke 1903-1931

Nov

3

  • Paul Hindemith’s Kammermusik no.5 op.36 for viola and orchestra premiered in Berlin
  • Herbert Fields, Lorenz Hart & Richard Rodgers’ musical A Connecticut Yankee production opens (421 performances)
  • Duke Ellington and His Washingtonians record a session for Okeh in New York. Jabbo Smith, Louis Metcalf (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Rudy Jackson (cl, ts) Otto Hardwicke (cl, ss, as, bars) Harry Carney (cl, as) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (d) Adelaide Hall (vo). Tracks cut include Black And Tan Fantasy; What Can A Poor Fellow Do? & Chicago Stomp Down

4

  • Ole Olsen (77) dies in Bærum, Norway

5

  • Ernst Krenek’s Potpourri op.54 for orchestra premiered in Cologne
  • Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony no.2 ‘Oktyabryu’ [To October] premiered in St Petersburg

6

  • Gustav Hanns Struempel (72) dies in Paris

8

  • Chris Connor born (Kansas City, MO) American jazz singer. Died 2009
  • Patti Page aka Clara Ann Fowler born (Claremore, OK) American popular singer. Died 2013

11

  • Mose Allison born (Tippo, MS) American jazz and blues pianist, singer, composer.

17

  • Bohuslav Martinu’s ballet The Kitchen Revue premiered in Prague

18

  • Hank Ballard aka John Henry Kendricks born (Detroit, MI) American R&B singer, songwriter, bandleader. Led the Midnighters. Died 2003
  • Ottorino Respighi’s opera La campana sommersa [the sunken bell] premiered in Hamburg, lib. C. Guastalla
  • Bohuslav Martinu’s La Bagarre for orchestra premiered in Boston

20

  • Wilhelm Stenhammar (56) dies in Stockholm following a stroke

21

  • Charlie Palmieri born (New York, NY) American salsa and Latin bandleader, pianist. Brother of Eddie Palmieri (b.1936). Died 1998

22

  • Jimmy Knepper born (Los Angeles, CA) American jazz trombonist. Worked with Charles Mingus. Died 2003
  • George and Ira Gershwin, Fred Thompson & Paul Gerard Smith’s musical Funny Face opens on Broadway, starring Fred and Adele Astaire (244 performances)

25

  • Dick Wellstood born (Greenwich, CT) American jazz pianist, session player. Died 1987

27

  • Carl Nielsen’s overture An Imaginary Trip to the Faeroe Islands premiered in Cophenhagen

29

  • Bela Bartók’s Three Rondos on Folk Tunes for piano premiered in Budapest

30

  • Sylvester Weaver makes his final recordings for Okeh in New York after which he retires from music
  • Jimmie Rodgers records a session for Victor in Camden, NJ. Tracks cut include  Blue Yodel – T For Texas; Away Out On The Mountain; Ben Dewberry’s Final Run & Mother Was a Lady

unk

  • Big Bill Broonzy makes his first recordings for Paramount in Chicago accompanied by guitarist John Thomas
  • Gus Cannon makes his first recordings for Paramount as Banjo Joe. Tracks cut include Can You Blame the Colored Man & Poor Boy, Long Ways From Home

releases

  • Barbecue Bob – Brown-Skin Gal / Easy Rider Don’t You Deny My Name (Columbia)  
  • Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra – St. Louis Shuffle / Variety Stomp (Victor)  
  • Jimmie Rodgers – Sleep Baby Sleep / The Soldier’s Sweetheart (Victor)  
  • Bessie Smith – Sweet Mistreater / Homeless Blues (Columbia) 

Poster for the original 1927 stage version of the Gershwins’ musical Funny Face starring Fred and Adèle Astaire

Dec

3

  • Andy Williams born (Wall Lake, IO) American popular singer
  • Blind Willie Johnson makes his first recordings for Columbia in Dallas. Tracks cut include Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed; I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole; If I Had My Way I’d Tear that Building Down; Mother’s Children Have a Hard TimeIt’s Nobody’s Fault But Mine & Dark was the Night, Cold was the Ground

4

  • Duke Ellington’s orchestra begin a three year residency at the Cotton Club, Harlem

5

  • Leoš Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass premiered in Brno

8

  • (& 16th) McKenzie and Condon’s Chicagoans record their only two sessions in Chicago for Okeh. Eddie Condon (bj) Bud Freeman (ts) Gene Krupa (d) Jim Lanigan (b) Jimmy McPartland (cor) Mezz Mezzrow (perc) Frank Teschemacher (cl) Joe Sullivan (p). Tracks cut: Sugar; China Boy; Nobody’s Sweetheart & Liza

9

  • Benny Green born (Leeds) English jazz saxophonist, broadcaster, writer. Died 1998
  • Pierre Henry born (Paris) French electronic music composer.
  • (& 10th & 13th) Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five record their final three sessions in Chicago with the ‘classic’ line-up. Louis Armstrong (cor, vo) Kid Ory (tb) Johnny Dodds (cl) Lil Hardin (p) Johnny St Cyr (bjo, g). Plus Lonnie Johnson (g) on 13/12/27. Tracks cut: Savoy Blues; Hotter Than ThatGot No Blues; I’m Not RoughStruttin’ With Some Barbecue & Once In A While

15

  • Zoltán Kodály’s Háry János Suite for orchestra premiered in New York
  • Arnold Schoenberg’s Suite for piano, three woodwinds and three strings op.29 premiered in Paris

16

  • Hugh Archibald Clarke (88) dies in Philadelphia, PA
  • Darius Milhaud’s opera Le pauvre matelot [the poor sailor] premiered in Paris, lib. Jean Cocteau

18

  • Bradley Kincaid makes his first recordings for Gennett

19

  • Duke Ellington and His Orchestra record a session for Victor in New York. Bubber Miley, Louis Metcalf (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Rudy Jackson (cl, as) Otto Hardwicke (cl, ss, as, bars) Harry Carney (cl, as, ss, bars) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (d). Tracks cut include Harlem River Quiver; Blue Bubbles & East St. Louis Toodle-O

21

  • Charles Courtice Pounds (65) dies in Kingston upon Thames

25

  • Ram Narayan born (Udaipur, India) Indian sarangi player, teacher.

27

  • Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein’s musical Show Boat opens on Broadway (572 performances)

28

  • Arthur Honegger’s opera Antigone premiered in Brussels, lib. Jean Cocteau

29

  • Duke Ellington and His Cotton Club Orchestra record a session for Vocalion in New York. Bubber Miley, Louis Metcalf (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Rudy Jackson (cl, as) Otto Hardwicke (cl, ss, as, bars) Harry Carney (cl, as, ss, bars) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (d). Tracks cut include Red Hot Band & Doin’ the Frog
  • Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari’s opera Sly premiered in Milan, lib. G. Forzano

31

  • Max Meyer-Olbersleben (77) dies in Würzburg, Germany

releases

  • Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five – Weary Blues / That’s When I’ll Come Back to You (Okeh)
  • Gene Austin – My blue heaven / Are you thinking of me to-night? (Victor)
  • Blind Blake – He’s in the Jailhouse Now / Southern Rag (Paramount)
  • Duke Ellington and his Orchestra – Black and Tan Fantasy / What Can a Poor Fella Do (Okeh)
  • Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers – The Pearls / Beale Street Blues (Victor)
The Cotton Club, Harlem, New York

The Cotton Club, Harlem, New York

Date unknown

  • Ragbaby Stephens (c. 40) dies in Chicago
  • Paul Hindemith appointed professor of composition at the Hochschule für Musik, Berlin, a post he holds until 1935
  • Ben Selvin appointed A&R director at Columbia Records, a post he holds until 1934
  • John Wesley Work III begins teaching at Fisk University, Nashville, TN, an institution he stays with in a variety of roles until 1966

publications

  • Joseph Canteloube’s song collection Chants d’Auvergne book 3 published
  • Uzeyir Hajibeyov and Muslim Magomayev’s Collection of Azerbaijani Folk Songs published in Baku, the first written collection of Azeri folk music

songs published

  • Ain’t She Sweet (Jack Yellen, Milton Ager); Blue Skies (Irving Berlin); Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man; Ol’ Man River (both Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern); Funny Face; S Wonderful (both George & Ira Gershwin); In A Mist (Bix Beiderbecke); My Blue Heaven (George Whiting, Walter Donaldson);

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