1928

<1927 1929>

Jan

1

  • Loie Fuller (65) dies in Paris of pneumonia

2

  • Benny Goodman’s makes his first recordings as leader for Vocalion. Tracks cut include Wolverine Blues

3

  • Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Guy Bolton, B. Kalmar & Harry Ruby’s musical She’s my Baby opens on Broadway (71 performances)

5

  • Edgar Bainton’s Eclogue for Orchestra premiered in Bournemouth
  • William Walton’s Sinfonia concertante premiered in London

8

  • Luther Perkins born (Memphis, TN) American country guitarist. Member of Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two. Died 1968
  • Paul Hindemith’s Kammermusik no.7 op.46 for organ and orchestra premiered in Frankfurt
  • Andrés Segovia begins his first American tour at Town Hall, New York

9

  • Domenico Modugno born (Bari) Italian popular singer, songwriter, actor, politician. Died 1994
  • Pietro Mascagni’s Il canto del lavoro [work song] for chorus and orchestra premiered in Naples

10

  • Zoltan Kodály’s Theatre Overture premiered in Budapest

11

  • Arthur Honegger’s ballet Horace victorieux premiered in Essen (staged performance)

12

  • Vladimir Horowitz plays his first US concert in Carnegie Hall, New York

16

  • Alfred Bruneau’s opera Angelo, tyran de Padoue [Angelo, Tyrant of Padua], lib. Charles Méré after Victor Hugo, premiered in Paris
  • Sylvio Lazzari’s opera La Tour de feu [the tower of fire], lib. Lazzari, premiered in Paris
  • Anton Webern’s String Trio op.20 premiered in Vienna

17

  • Jean Barraqué born (Puteaux, France) French composer, music theorist. Died 1973

20

  • Antonio de Almeida born (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) French conductor, musicologist. Died 1997

23

  • Benny Goodman’s Boys record a session for Vocalion. Tracks cut include A Jazz Holiday

27

  • Jean-Michel Damase born (Bordeaux) French pianist, conductor, composer.

29

  • Bengt Hambraeus born (Stockholm) Swedish organist, composer, musicologist. Died 2000

30

  • Ruth Brown born (Portsmouth, VA) American R&B singer. Died 2006
  • Cannon’s Jug Stompers make their first recordings for Victor in Memphis. Gus Cannon (bjo, jug) Ashley Thomson (g, vo) Noah Lewis (hca). Tracks cut include Minglewood Blues & Madison Street Rag 

31

  • Keshav Sathe born (Mumbai) Anglo-Indian jazz tabla player. Worked with Joe Harriott, Danny Thompson and others. Died 2012
  • Chuck Willis born (Atlanta, GA) American R&B singer, songwriter. Died 1958

releases

  • Emry Arthur – I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow / Down in Tennessee Valley (Vocalion)
  • Blind Blake – Hard Road Blues / Sea Board Stomp (Paramount)
  • Hoagy Carmichael – Stardust / One Night in Havana (Gennett)
  • Carter Family – Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow / Little Log Cabin by the Sea (Victor)
  • Duke Ellington and his Orchestra – Creole Love Call / Black and Tan Fantasie (Victor)
  • Blind Willie Johnson – I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole / Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed (Columbia)
  • Washington Phillips – Take Your Burden to the Lord and Leave It There / Lift Him Up That’s All (Columbia)
  • Jimmie Rodgers – Blue Yodel (T for Texas) / Away Out on the Mountain (Victor)
  • Bessie Smith – Dyin’ by the Hour / Foolish Man Blues (Columbia)
  • Victoria Spivey – Dope Head Blues / Blood Thirsty Blues (Okeh)
Washington Phillips 1880-1954

Washington Phillips 1880-1954

Feb

2

  • Clarence Ashley makes his first recordings for Gennett (billed as Tom Ashley)
  • Leos Janáček’s Capriccio for piano (left hand) and chamber ensemble premiered in Prague

3

  • Karol Szymanowski’s Symphony no. 3 premiered in Lvov
  • Tommy Johnson makes his first recordings for Victor in Memphis accompanied by guitarist Charlie McCoy. Tracks cut include Cool Drink Of Water Blues & Big Road Blues

4

  • Ishman Bracey makes his first recordings for Victor in Memphis
  • Riccardo Zandonai’s opera Giuliano, lib. Arturo Rossato, premiered in Naples

11

  • Bohuslav Martinů’s ballet Vzpoura [The Revolt] premiered in Brno

12

  • Earl Hines makes his first solo recordings for Okeh in Chicago
  • Gustav Holst’s Egdon Heath for orchestra premiered in New York (British premier conducted by the composer in Cheltenham the following day)
  • Alexander Mosolov’s Concerto for piano and orchestra no.1 op.14 premiered in St Petersburg

14

  • Léon Jehin (74) dies in Monaco
  • The Dorsey Brothers’ Orchestra makes its first recordings for Okeh in New York. Leo McConville, Fuzzy Farrar (tp) Tommy Dorsey (tp, tb) Jimmy Dorsey (cl, as) Arnold Brilhart (as, ob) Herbert Spencer (ts) Carl Kress (g) Hank Stern (tu) Chauncey Morehouse (d) Irving Kaufman (vo)
  • Mississippi John Hurt makes his first recordings for Okeh in Memphis, the first of 3 sessions during 1928. Tracks cut include Frankie & Nobody’s Dirty Business
  • (& 15th) Jimmie Rodgers records two sessions for Victor in Camden, NJ. Tracks cut include In the Jailhouse Now; The Brakeman’s Blues; My Lovin’ Gal, Lucille; Treasures Untold; Blue Yodel #3 (Evening Sun); Dear Old Sunny South By the Sea; Memphis Yodel & The Sailor’s Plea

16

  • Anton Webern’s Four Songs for voice and orchestra op.13 premiered in Winterthur

18

  • Harold Land born (Houston, TX) American jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader, teacher. Worked with Clifford Brown and his own bands. Died 2001
  • Kurt Weill’s opera Der Zar lässt sich photographieren [The Czar has his photograph taken] premiered in Leipzig, lib. G. Kaiser

21

  • Lonnie Johnson records a session for Okeh in Memphis. Tracks cut include Away Down In The Alley Blues; Blues In G; Playing With The Strings & Stompin’ Em Along Slow 

23

  • Igor Stravinsky’s opera-oratorio Oedipus rex premiered in Vienna, lib. J. Cocteau (staged performance)

26

  • Antoine ‘Fats’ Domino born (New Orleans, LA) American R&B singer, pianist, songwriter.

releases

  • Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five – Hotter Than That / Savoy Blues (Okeh)  
  • Bix Beiderbecke and his Gang – Sorry / Since My Best Gal Turned Me Down (Okeh) 
  • Blind Blake – Wabash Rag / You Gonna Quit Me Blues (Paramount)  
  • Duke Ellington and his Cotton Club Orchestra – Doin’ the Frog / Red Hot Band (Vocalion) 
  • Luke Jordan – Church Bells Blues / Cocaine Blues (Victor)
  • Memphis Jug Band – Beale Street Mess Around / I’ll See You in the Spring, When the Birds Begin to Sing (Victor)  
  • Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers – Wolverine Blues / Mr. Jelly Lord (Victor)  
  • Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra – Moten Stomp / Clifford Hayes – Blue Guitar Stomp (Victor)  
  • New Orleans Lucky Seven – Royal Garden Blues / Goose Pimples (Okeh) 
  • Sylvester Weaver – Devil Blues / Black Spider Blues (Okeh)  
  • Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra – Ramona / Lonely Melody (Victor) 

Ishman Bracey 1901-70

Mar

1

  • Willie Mitchell born (Memphis, TN) American songwriter, trumpeter, record producer, record executive at Hi Records. Died 2010
  • Herbert Brewer (62) dies in Gloucester

3

  • Darius Milhaud’s Prières journalières à l’usage des juifs du Comtat Venaissin op.96 [Daily prayers for use by Jews of the Papal States] for soprano and piano premiered in Paris

4

  • Samuel Adler born (Mannheim) German-American composer, conductor, teacher.

5

  • Numa Smith ‘Pee Wee’ Moore born (Raleigh, NC) American jazz and R&B saxophonist. Worked with Lucky Millinder, James Moody, Dizzy Gillespie and others. Died 2009

6

  • Ronald Stevenson born (Blackburn) English composer, pianist, arranger, teacher.

12

  • Aldemaro Romero born (Valencia, Venezuela) Venezuelan composer, conductor, pianist. Died 2007

13

  • Ronnie Hazlehurst born (Dukinfield, Cheshire) English television composer, conductor. Died 2007
  • Johnny Dunn records a session for Columbia. Tracks cut include Sergeant Dunn’s Bugle Call Blues; Buffalo Blues; You need some lovin’ & Ham and eggs

15

  • Nicolas Flagello born (New York, NY) American composer, conductor, pianist. Died 1994

16

  • Zakaria Paliashvili’s opera Latavra, lib. S. Shanshashvili, premiered in Tbilisi

19

  • Tom Paley born (New York, NY) American folk singer, banjo player, fiddler. Member of the New Lost City Ramblers.
  • Joaquin Rodrigo’s Preludio al gallo mañanero [Prelude to the early morning rooster] for piano premiered in Paris

26

  • Duke Ellington and his Cotton Club Orchestra record a session for Victor in New York. Arthur Whetsol, Bubber Miley, Louis Metcalf (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Barney Bigard (cl, ts) Otto Hardwicke (cl, ss, as, bars) Harry Carney (cl, ss, as, bars) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (d). Tracks cut include Black Beauty; Jubilee Stomp & Got Everything But You

27

  • Leslie Stuart (65) dies in Richmond, Surrey

28

  • Joe Venuti’s Blue Four record a session for Okeh. Tracks cut include Dinah & The Wild Dog

29

  • Paul Hindemith’s Kammermusik no.6 op.46 for viola and orchestra premiered in Cologne

31

  • William Orville ‘Lefty’ Frizzell born (Corsicana, TX) American country singer, songwriter, guitarist. Died 1975
  • Gian Francesco Malipiero’s opera Filomela e l’infatuato [Philomela and the smitten], lib. Malipiero, premiered in Prague

releases

  • Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five – Got No Blues / I’m Not Rough (Okeh)
  • Blind Lemon Jefferson – See That My Grave Is Kept Clean / ‘Lectric Chair Blues (Paramount)
  • Blind Willie McTell – Stole Rider Blues / Mr. McTell Got the Blues (Victor)
  • Jimmie Rodgers – Ben Dewberry’s Final Run / In the Jailhouse Now (Victor)
  • Victoria Spivey – Red Lantern Blues / Jelly Look What You Done Done (Okeh)
  • Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra – Mississippi Mud / From Monday On (Victor)

The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra

Apr

1

  • The first auto-change gramophone introduced by HMV retailing at £125

2

  • Serge Gainsbourg aka Lucien Ginzberg born (Paris) French popular singer, songwriter, actor. Died 1991
  • Nikolai Myaskovsky’s Symphony no. 10 premiered in Moscow

3

  • Don Gibson born (Shelby, NC) American country singer, songwriter, guitarist. Died 2003

4

  • Johnny Griffin born (Chicago, IL) American jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader. Worked with Lionel Hampton, Joe Morris and others. Died 2008

5

  • Tony Williams born (Elizabeth, NJ) American popular and R&B singer. Member of the Platters. Died 1992
  • Emmerich Kálmán’s operetta Die Herzogin von Chicago [The Duchess of Chicago], lib. Julius Brammer and Alfred Grünwald, premiered in Vienna

7

  • Jimmy Nelson born (Philadelphia (PA) American blues singer, songwriter. Died 2007

8

  • Fred Ebb born (New York) American musical theatre lyricist. Worked with John Kander. Died 2004

9

  • Tom Lehrer born (New York, NY) American popular singer, songwriter, satirist, pianist, mathematician, teacher.
  • Monty Sunshine born (London) English jazz clarinettist. Worked with Chris Barber, George Melly, Lonnie Donegan and others. Died 2010

10

  • Rosco Gordon born (Memphis, TN) American R&B pianist, singer, songwriter. Died 2002
  • Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra record a session for Okeh in New York. Tracks cut include Borneo & My Pet

14

  • Pink Anderson makes his first recordings for Columbia. He would make no more until 1950. Tracks cut include Papa’s ‘Bout To Get Mad & Gonna Tip Out Tonight (recorded with Simmie Dooley)
  • Leopold Godowsky’s 4 Poems for piano premiered in London
  • Carl Nielsen’s Preludio e Presto op.52 for violin premiered in Cophenhagen

15

  • Darius Milhaud’s Trois caprices de Paganini op.97 [Three Paganini caprices] for violin and piano premiered in Paris

18

  • Ken Colyer born (Great Yarmouth) English jazz trumpeter, bandleader. Died 1988
  • Henryk Melcer-Szczawiński (58) dies in Warsaw

19

  • Alexis Korner born (Paris) Austrian-Greek-English blues singer, bandleader, guitarist, broadcaster. Worked with Chris Barber, Ken Colyer, Blues Incorporated and CCS. Died 1984
  • Henry Williams & Eddie Anthony record a session for Columbia. Tracks cut include Georgia Crawl & Lonesome Blues

20

  • Dimitrios Levidis’s Symphonic Poem for Electrical Instrument and Orchestra premiered in Paris, the first concert appearance of the Ondes Martenot (played by Maurice Martenot)
  • Darius Milhaud’s opera L’abandon d’Ariane [The abandonment of Ariadne], lib. Henri-Étienne Hoppenot, premiered in Wiesbaden

21

  • Hillous Butrum born (Lafayette, TN) American country guitarist, music publisher, record producer. Worked with Hank Williams, Hank Snow and Marty Robbins. Died 2002

22

  • Tommy Turrentine born (Pittsburgh, PA) American jazz trumpeter, session player. Brother of Stanley Turrentine (1934-2000). Died 1997
  • Virgil Thomson’s Five Phrases from the Song of Solomon for soprano and percussion premiered in New York

23

  • Shirley Temple born (Santa Monica, CA) American actress, singer, dancer, diplomat.

24

  • Ferdinand Hummel (72) dies in Berlin
  • Lillian Glinn makes her first recordings for Columbia. She recorded 22 songs between 1927 & 1929. Born 1902 near Dallas, death date unknown. Tracks cut include Shake It Down & Where Have All The Black Men Gone 

26

  • Herbert Fields, Lorenz Hart & Richard Rodgers’ musical Present Arms opens on Broadway (155 performances)

27

  • WC Handy performs a program of jazz, blues, plantation songs, work songs, piano solos, spirituals and a Negro rhapsody in Carnegie Hall, New York. Fats Waller is among the other performers
  • Igor Stravinsky’s ballet Apollo premiered in Washington DC

28

  • Henry Cowell’s Sinfonietta for chamber orchestra premiered in Boston

29

  • Carl Gardner born (Tyler, TX) American R&B singer. Member of the Robins and the Coasters. Died 2011
  • Nikolai Myaskovsky’s Symphony no. 9 premiered in Moscow

releases

  • Cannon’s Jug Stompers – Minglewood Blues / Madison Street Rag (Victor)
  • Duke Ellington and his Orchestra – Harlem River Quiver / Washington Wabble (Victor)
  • Duke Ellington and his Orchestra – Jubilee Stomp / Take It Easy (Okeh)
  • Mississippi John Hurt – Frankie / Nobody’s Dirty Business (Okeh)
  • Tommy Johnson – Cool Drink of Water Blues / Big Road Blues (Victor)
  • Blind Willie Johnson – Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground / It’s Nobody’s Fault But Mine (Columbia)
  • Bascom Lamar Lunsford – I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground / Mountain Dew (Brunswick)
  • Victoria Spivey – Your Worries Ain’t Like Mine / A Good Man Is Hard to Find (Okeh)
  • Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra – Ramona / Lonely Melody (Victor)

Henry Williams, Eddie Anthony and Peg Leg Howell

May

3

  • Dave Dudley born (Spencer, WN) American country singer. Died 2003
  • The London production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein’s musical Show Boat opens starring Cedric Hardwicke, Paul Robeson and Alberta Hunter (350 performances)

4

  • Maynard Ferguson born (Montreal) Canadian jazz trumpeter, bandleader. Worked with Stan Kenton and his own groups. Died 2006
  • Lars Gullin born (Sanda, Sweden) Swedish jazz baritone saxophonist, composer, pianist. Died 1976

5

  • Marshall Grant born (Bessemer City, NC) American country bassist. Member of Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two. Died 2011
  • Bohuslav Martinů’s opera Voják a tanečnice [The Soldier and the Dancer] premiered in Brno, lib. J.L. Budín

6

  • Juliusz Wertheim (47) dies in Warsaw following a heart attack sustained while conducting a broadcast concert with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Ernst Krenek’s operas Der Diktator [the dictator], lib. Krenek; Das geheime Königreich [the secret kingdom], lib. Krenek & Schwergewicht [heavyweight], lib. Krenek, premiered in Wiesbaden
  • Franz Schubert’s opera Die Freunde von Salamanka [The Friends of Salamanca] premiered in Halle, lib. J. Mayrhofer
  • Roger Sessions’s Piano Sonata no.1 premiered in New York

7

  • Alexander Spendiaryan (56) dies in Yerevan, Armenia

9

  • Constantin Dimitrescu (81) dies in Bucharest
  • Jimmy McHugh & Dorothy Fields’ revue Blackbirds of 1928 opens on Broadway starring Bill Robinson and Adelaide Hall (518 performances)
  • The Carter Family begin two days of recording for Ralph Peer of Victor Records in Camden, NJ. Tracks cut include Keep on the Sunny Side; River of Jordan; I Ain’t Gonna Work Tomorrow; Chewing Gum; Little Darling Pal of Mine; Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone; Meet Me By the Moonlight Alone; Wildwood Flower; Forsaken Love; Anchored in Love; I Have No One to Love Me (But the Sailor on the Deep Blues Sea) & John Hardy Was a Desperate Man

11

  • Emil Bohnke (39) dies in Pasewalk, Germany in a motor car accident. His wife violinist Lilli von Mendelssohn is also killed

12

  • Burt Bacharach born (Kansas City, MO) American popular songwriter, pianist, singer. Wrote with Hal David 1957-73.

13

  • William Anthony McGuire, Clifford Grey, P. G. Wodehouse & Rudolf Friml’s musical The Three Musketeers opens on Broadway (318 performances)

14

  • Will “Dub” Jones born (Shreveport, LA) American R&B singer. Member of the Cadets and the Coasters. Died 2000

15

  • Joe Gordon born (Boston, MA) American jazz trumpeter. Worked with Lionel Hampton, Charlie Parker, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Thelonious Monk and many others. Died 1963

16

  • Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra make their first recordings for Vocalion in Chicago. The band was based at the Apex Club, Chicago between 1928 and the club’s closure in 1930. Alumni include Alex Hill, Earl Hines and Bud Scott
  • Ildebrando Pizzetti’s opera Fra Gherardo [Of Gherardo], lib. Pizzetti, premiered in Milan

17

  • Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji’s Organ Symphony no.1 premiered in London

23

  • Rosemary Clooney born (Maysville, KY) American popular singer. Died 2002

27

  • Thea Musgrave born (Barnton, Midlothian) Scottish composer, conductor, teacher, pianist.

28

  • Emma Howson (84) dies in New York
  • Gustav Holst’s incidental music for John Masefield’s play The Coming of Christ premiered in Canterbury

29

  • Freddie Redd born (New York, NY) American jazz pianist, composer.
  • Franz Léhar’s operetta Frühlingsmädel [spring girls] premiered in Berlin, lib. R. Eger (revision of Frühling)

unk

  • Tampa Red makes his first recordings for Paramount in Chicago
  • The Paul Whiteman Orchestra leaves Victor Records for Columbia

releases

  • Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five – Struttin’ With Some Barbecue / Once in Awhile (Okeh)
  • Gene Austin – Ramona / Girl of my dreams (Victor)
  • Barbecue Bob – Goin’ Up the Country / Mississippi Low Levee Blues (Columbia)
  • Paul Robeson – Ol’ man river / Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra – Selections from “Show boat” (Victor)
  • Jimmie Rodgers – Blue Yodel / Away Out on the Mountain (Victor)
  • Bessie Smith – Empty Bed Blues parts 1 and 2 (Columbia)

Adelaide Hall 1901-83, star of Jimmy Mchugh and Dorothy Fields 1928 Broadway revue Blackbirds of 1928

Jun

3

  • Arthur Honegger’s ballet Roses de (en) métal [Roses (in) metal] premiered in Essen

4

  • Benny Goodman’s Boys record a session for Brunswick. Tracks cut include Blue; Shirt Tail Stomp; Jungle Blues & Room 1411

6

  • Richard Strauss’ opera Die ägyptische Helena [The Egyptian Helen] premiered in Dresden, lib. H. von Hofmannsthal

7

  • Charles Strouse born (New York, NY) American theatre composer, lyricist.
  • Bohuslav Martinu’s Jazz-Suite for orchestra premiered in Baden
  • Albert Roussel’s Piano Concerto op.36 premiered in Paris

10

  • Francis Poulenc’s song cycle Airs chantés [arias sung] premiered in Paris

12

  • Vic Damone aka Vito Farinola born (Brooklyn, NY) American popular singer.
  • Richard M. Sherman born (New York, NY) American popular songwriter. Brother and songwriting partner of Robert B Sherman (b.1925).
  • Jimmie Rodgers records a session for Victor in Camden, NJ. Tracks cut include Never No Mo’ Blues; My Little Old Home Town in New Orleans; Lullaby Yodel; My Old Pal; Daddy And Home; My Little Lady & You and My Old Guitar 

13

  • Leroy Vinnegar born (Indianapolis, IN) American jazz bassist, session player. Died 1999
  • Edgar Bainton’s anthem And I Saw a New Heaven completed
  • The Benny Goodman Trio record a session for Vocalion with Mel Stitzel (p) Bob Conselman (d). Tracks cut include Clarinetitis & That’s a Plenty

16

  • Sergiu Comissiona born (Bucharest) Romanian-American conductor. Died 2005
  • Scrapper Blackwell makes his first recordings for Vocalion in Indianapolis, IN. Tracks cut include Kokomo Blues & Penal Farm Blues
  • Ottorino Respighi’s Impressioni brasiliane [Brazilian impressions] for orchestra premiered in São Paulo
  • The Silver Leaf Quartet record a session for Okeh. Gospel vocal quartet: Melvin Smith, William Thatch, William Boush, Ellis McPherson. Tracks cut include I Can Tell The World & I Am A Pilgrim

18

  • James P. Johnson and his Orchestra record a session for Columbia. Tracks cut include Chicago Blues & Mournful Tho’ts

19

  • Tommy DeVito born (Belleville, NJ) American pop singer, guitarist. Member of the Four Seasons.
  • Arnold Bax’s The Poisoned Fountain for two pianos & The Devil That Tempted St. Anthony for two pianos premiered in London
  • Leroy Carr makes his first recordings for Vocalion in Indianapolis with Scrapper Blackwell on guitar. Tracks cut include How Long, How Long Blues & My Own Lonesome Blues

20

  • Eric Dolphy born (Los Angeles, CA) American jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, bass clarinetist, bandleader. Worked with Chico Hamilton, John Coltrane, Charles  Mingus and others. Died 1964
  • Django Reinhardt makes his first recordings in Paris playing banjo and accompanied by Jean Vaissade on accordion and Francesco Cariolato on xylophone

24

  • Jimmy O’Bryant (c.32) dies in Chicago

26

  • Jacob Druckman born (Philadelphia, PA) American composer, teacher. Died 1996

27

  • The Louis Armstrong Hot Five record the first of four sessions in just over a week. Also 28 Jun,29 Jun & 5 Jul. Louis Armstrong (tp, vo) Fred Robinson (tb) Jimmy Strong (cl, ts) Earl Hines (p, vo) Mancy Carr (bjo, vo) Zutty Singleton (d). Tracks cut: Fireworks; Skip The Gutter & A Monday Date

28

  • The Louis Armstrong Hot Five record the second of four sessions in just over a week. Tracks cut: Don’t Jive Me; West End Blues & Sugar Foot Strut

29

  • The Louis Armstrong Hot Five record the third of four sessions in just over a week. Tracks cut: Two Deuces & Squeeze Me

unk

  • Jack Teagarden joins the Ben Pollack Orchestra

releases

  • Carter Family – River of Jordan / Keep on the Sunny Side (Victor)
  • Dorsey Brothers Orchestra – Coquette / Yale Blues (Okeh)
  • Duke Ellington and his Orchestra – The Blues I Love to Sing / Blue Bubbles (Victor)
  • Peg Leg Howell – Rock And Gravel Blues / Low Down Rounder Blues (Columbia)
  • Tommy Johnson – Bye Bye Blues / Maggie Campbell Blues (Victor)
  • Washington Phillips – Denomination Blues parts 1 and 2 (Columbia)
  • Jimmie Rodgers – Blue Yodel no.2 / The Brakeman’s Blues (Victor)
  • Bessie Smith – Spider Man Blues / Put It Right Here (Columbia)
  • Victoria Spivey – Nightmare Blues / Murder in the First Degree (Okeh)
Tommy Johnson - Bye Bye Blues / Maggie Campbell Blues (Victor)

Tommy Johnson – Bye Bye Blues / Maggie Campbell Blues (Victor)

Jul

1

  • Bobby Day aka Robert Byrd born (Fort Worth, TX) American R&B singer, songwriter. member of the Hollywood Flames and Bob & Earl. Died 1990

2

  • George White’s Scandals of 1928 Broadway revue opened (240 performances)

3

  • (& 4th) 89 year old pianist Francis Planté makes a series of recordings for Columbia at his home in Mont-de-Marsan, France

5

  • The Louis Armstrong Hot Five record the fourth of four sessions in just over a week. Track cut: Knee Drops

11

  • McKinney’s Cotton Pickers make their first recordings for Victor over two days. Jazz band formed in Detroit in 1926. Disbanded 1934. Alumni include Benny Carter, Doc Cheatham, Coleman Hawkins, James P Johnson, Don Redman, Todd Rhodes, Rex Stewart and Fats Waller. Tracks cut include Milenberg Joys & Shimme She Wabble

13

  • Jeanne Loriod born (Houilles, France) French pianist, ondes Martenot player. Sister of Yvonne Loriod (1924-2010). Died 2001
  • Leroy Vinnegar born (Indianapolis, IN) American jazz bassist, bandleader, session player. Worked with Lee Konitz, André Previn, Stan Getz, Chet Baker and others. Died 1999

15

  • Joe Harriott born (Kingston, Jamaica) Jamaican jazz alto saxophonist, bandleader. Worked with Tony Kinsey, Ronnie Scott and others. Died 1973
  • Karl Perron (70) dies in Dresden

16

  • Bella Davidovich born (Baku, Azerbaijan) Russo-American concert pianist.
  • Bryden Thomson born (Ayr) Scottish conductor. Died 1991

17

  • Vince Guaraldi aka Vincent Anthony Dellaglio born (San Francisco) American jazz pianist, composer, bandleader. Wrote the theme music for the Peanuts television adaptations. Died 1976
  • Joe Morello born (Springfield, MA) American jazz drummer, bandleader, teacher, writer. Worked with Dave Brubeck. Died 2011

22

  • George Dreyfus born (Wuppertal, Germany) German-Australian composer, bassoonist.

23

  • Leon Fleisher born (San Francisco) American pianist, conductor, teacher.

26

  • Tadeusz Baird born (Warsaw) Polish composer. Died 1981

27

  • Miff Mole’s Little Molers record a session for Okeh. Tracks cut include Crazy Rhythm & You Took Advantage of Me

unk

  • Ida Cox records a session for Paramount in Chicago with Jesse Crump (p). Tracks cut include Bone Orchard Blues; Western Union Blues; Broadcasting Blues; Booze Crazy Man; Fogyism & Separated Blues

releases

  • Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five – West End Blues / Fireworks (Okeh)  
  • Emmett Miller – Lovesick Blues / I Ain’t Got Nobody (Okeh)
  • Jimmie Rodgers – In the Jailhouse Now / Ben Dewberry’s Final Run (Victor)  

McKinneys Cotton Pickers

Aug

6

  • William Henry Grattan Flood (70) dies in Enniscorthy, Wexford

10

  • Jimmy Dean born (Plainview, TX) American country singer, television host, actor, sausage maker. Died 2010
  • Eddie Fisher aka Edwin John Tisch born (Philadelphia, PA) American popular singer, actor, television entertainer. Died 2010
  • Arthur J. Lamb (57) dies in Providence, RI

12

  • Leoš Janácek (74) dies in Ostrava, Czech Rep. of pneumonia

16

  • Ann Blyth born (Mount Kisco, NY) American actress, singer.
  • Eydie Gormé aka Edith Garmezano born (New York, NY) American popular singer. Worked with Steve Lawrence and solo.

17

  • Thomas Jefferson “T.J.” Anderson born (Coatesville, PA) American composer, conductor, arranger, teacher.
  • Lloyd Bacon’s movie The Singing Fool opens, starring Al Jolson. Music by Jules Buffano and Shelton Brooks. It becomes the biggest grossing movie until Gone With the Wind in 1939

18

  • Sonny Til aka Earlington Carl Tilghman born (Baltimore, MD) American R&B singer. Member of the Orioles. Died 1981

21

  • Addison Farmer born (Council Bluffs, IO) American jazz bassist. Twin brother of Art Farmer (1928-99). Died 1963
  • Art Farmer born (Council Bluffs, IO) American jazz trumpeter, flugelhorn player, bandleader. Worked with Wardell Gray, Lionel Hampton, Gigi Gryce, Horace Silver, Gerry Mulligan Quintet and his own bands. Twin brother of Addison Farmer (1928-63). Died 1999

22

  • Karlheinz Stockhausen born (Kerpen, Germany) German composer. Died 2007

27

  • Peter Tahourdin born (Bramdean, Hampshire) Anglo-Australian composer, teacher. Died 2009

28

  • Kenny Drew born (New York, NY) American jazz pianist, bandleader. Worked with Howard McGhee, Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and others. Died 1993

29

  • Stump Evans (23) dies in Douglas, KS of tuberculosis
  • Jean Gabriel-Marie (76) dies in Puigcerdà, Catalonia

31

  • Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht and E. Hauptmann’s Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera – based on John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera) premiered in Berlin

releases

  • Gene Austin – Jeannine (I dream of lilac time) / Then came the dawn (Victor) 
  • Carter Family – Chewing Gum / I Ain’t Goin’ to Work Tomorrow (Victor)  
  • Duke Ellington and his Orchestra – Yellow Dog Blues / Tishomingo Blues (Brunswick)  
  • Blind Willie Johnson – Mother’s Children Have a Hard Time / If I Had My Way I’d Tear the Building Down (Columbia)  
  • Ma Rainey – Prove It on Me Blues / Hear Me Talking to You (Paramount)  
  • Jimmie Rodgers – Blue Yodel No. 3 (Evening Sun) / Never No Mo’ Blues (Victor)  
  • Bessie Smith – It Won’t Be You / Standin’ in the Rain Blues (Columbia)  
  • Washingtonians – Take It Easy / Black Beauty (Brunswick) 

Poster for Brecht and Weils Die Dreigroschenoper (Threepenny Opera)

Sep

1

  • Eduard Melkus born (Baden-bei-Wien) Austrian violinist, viola player, teacher.

2

  • Horace Silver born (Norwalk, CT) American jazz pianist, composer, bandleader. Worked with Stan Getz and the Jazz Messengers.
  • The Symphony Orchestra of Mexico is founded by Carlos Chávez

6

  • Yevgeny Svetlanov born (Moscow) Russian composer, conductor, pianist. Died 2002

8

  • Earl Nelson born (Lake Charles, LA) American R&B singer. Member of the Hollywood Flames and Bob & Earl. Died 2008

10

  • Harry Lawrence Freeman’s opera The Flapper, lib. Freeman, premiered in New York

11

  • Leos Janáček’s String Quartet no. 2, Intimate Letters premiered in Brno

12

  • Victoria Spivey records a session for Okeh. Victoria Spivey (vo) Joe Oliver (cor) Eddie Durham (tb) Omer Simeon (cl) Clarence Williams (p) Eddie Lang (g). Tracks cut include My Handy Man & Organ Grinder Blues
  • Anton Webern’s String Trio is premiered in Siena

15

  • Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley born (Tampa, FL) American jazz alto saxophonist, bandleader. Worked with Miles Davis and his own bands. Brother of Nat Adderley (1931-2000). Died 1975

17

  • Brian Matthew born (Coventry) English broadcaster, disc jockey.

19

  • Benny Carter makes his recording debut for Victor as a member of the Charlie Johnson Orchestra
  • Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein, Frank Mandel & Laurence Schwab’s musical The New Moon opens on Broadway (519 performances)

21

  • Al Jolson marries Ruby Keeler in Port Chester, NY

23

  • Frank Foster born (Cincinnati, OH) American jazz tenor and soprano saxophonist, flautist, arranger, composer. Worked with Count Basie. Died 2011
  • Leos Janáček’s Suite for Orchestra op.3 premiered in Brno

25

  • Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart and Herbert Fields’s musical Chee-Chee opens on Broadway (31 performances)

28

  • Koko Taylor aka Cora Walton born (Bartlett, TN) American blues singer. Died 2009

29

  • Gustav Holst’s A Moorside Suite for brass band premiered in London
  • André Messager’s operetta Coups de roulis [rolling blows] premiered in Paris, lib. A. Willemetz

30

  • Nikolai Roslavets’ symphonic poem Komsomoliya premiered in Moscow

unk

  • Ma Rainey makes her final recordings for Paramount in Chicago

releases

  • Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five – Sugar Foot Strut / A Monday Date (Okeh)
  • Blind Blake – Doggin’ Me Mama Blues / Hot Potatoes (Paramount)
  • Charles “Cow Cow” Davenport – Cow Cow Blues / State Street Jive (Vocalion)
  • Duke Ellington and his Orchestra – Black Beauty / Jubilee Stomp (Victor)
  • Benny Goodman’s Boys – Jungle Blues / Room 1411 (Brunswick)
  • Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra – King Porter Stomp / “D” Natural Blues (Columbia)
  • Helen Kane – I Wanna Be Loved by You / Is There Anything Wrong in That? (Victor)
  • McKinney’s Cotton Pickers – Milenberg Joys / Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble (Victor)
  • Ethel Waters – My Handy Man / Guess Who’s in Town (Columbia)
Helen Kane 1904-66

Helen Kane 1904-66

Oct

1

  • Duke Ellington and his Cotton Club Orchestra record a session for Okeh in New York. Arthur Whetsol, Bubber Miley (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Barney Bigard (cl, ts) Johnny Hodges (cl, ss, as) Harry Carney (cl, ss, as, bars) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Lonnie Johnson (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (d) Baby Cox (vo). Tracks cut include The Mooche; Hot And Bothered & Move Over
  • Oscar Straus’s operetta Mariette, ou comment on écrit l’histoire  [Mariette, or how history is written], lib.Sacha Guitry, premiered in Paris

8

  • Alfredo Casella’s Violin concerto premiered in Moscow
  • Cole Porter & Martin Brown’s musical Paris opens on Broadway (195 performances)

9

  • Einojuhani Rautavaara born (Helsinki) Finnish composer, teacher.

10

  • Julian Clifford “Junior” Mance born (Evanston, IL) American jazz pianist, composer, bandleader. Worked with Dinah Washington, Cannonball Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, his own bands and others.
  • Eric Fenby arrives in Grez, France, to work as Frederick Delius’s assistant
  • Franz Léhar’s opera Friederike premiered in Vienna, lib. L. Herzer and F. Löhner
  • John McGowan, B. G. de Sylva, Lew Brown & Ray Henderson’s musical Hold Everything! opens on Broadway (409 performances)

11

  • Carl Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto premiered in Copenhagen

12

  • The Red Army Choir (Alexandrov Ensemble) makes its debut in Moscow under its director Alexandr Alexandrov

15

  • Kurt Atterberg’s Symphony no.6 premiered in Cologne

17

  • George Power (81) dies in London
  • Blind Willie McTell records a session for Victor in Atlanta. Tracks cut include Statesboro Blues; Three Women Blues; Dark Night Blues & Long Talking Blues

19

  • Arthur Honegger’s Mouvement symphonique no.2: Rugby premiered in Essen

20

  • (& 22nd) Jimmie Rodgers records two sessions for Victor in Atlanta. Tracks cut include Blue Yodel No. 4 (California Blues); Waiting for a Train; My Carolina Sunshine Girl & I’m Lonely and Blue

25

  • Joaquín Turina’s ballet Ritmos premiered in Barcelona

26

  • Curly Weaver makes his first recordings for Columbia

30

  • Eddie Condon & his Footwarmers record their only session in New York for Okeh. Tracks cut: I’m Sorry I Made You Cry & Makin’ Friends (featuring Jack Teagarden’s first recorded vocal). Eddie Condon (bj, vo) Jimmy McPartland (cor) Mezz Mezzrow (cl) Art Miller (b) Johnny Powell (d) Joe Sullivan (p) Jack Teagarden (tb, vo)
  • Charles Ives’s The Celestial Railroad for piano premiered in Albany, NY

unk

  • Big Bill Broonzy records a session for Paramount in Chicago with John Thomas (g). Tracks cut include Down In The Basement Blues & Starvation Blues
  • Josh White makes his recording debut for Paramount aged 14, accompanying Joe Taggart

releases

  • Carter Family – Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone? / Little Darling, Pal of Mine (Victor)
  • Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra – Black Beauty / Jubilee Stomp (Victor)
  • Duke Ellington and his Orchestra – East Saint Louis Toddle-Oo / Got Everything but You (Victor)
  • Furry Lewis – Kassie Jones parts 1 and 2 (Victor)
  • Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers – Shreveport / Shoe Shiner’s Drag (Victor)
  • Chubby Parker and his Old-Time Banjo – King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me-O / Down on the Farm (Columbia)
  • Victoria Spivey – My Handy Man / Organ Grinder Blues (Okeh)

Kurt Atterberg 1887-1974

Nov

2

  • Herb Geller born (Los Angeles, CA) American jazz alto saxophonist, composer, arranger, bandleader, session player.

3

  • Ernst Krenek’s Kleine Symphonie premiered in Berlin

5

  • Edward Elgar’s incidental music for B. Matthews’s play Beau Brummel premiered in Birmingham
  • Eddie Lang records a session for Okeh under the pseudonym Blind Willie Dunn. Tracks cut include Church Street Sobbin’ Blues & There’ll Be Some Changes Made

7

  • Mattia Battistini (72) dies in Rieti, Italy of heart failure

8

  • George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Fred Thompson and Vincent Lawrence’s musical Treasure Girl opens on Broadway (68 performances)

10

  • Ennio Morricone born (Rome) Italian film composer, conductor.
  • Tommy Dorsey records a session for Okeh. Tracks cut include It’s right here for you & Tiger Rag

11

  • Ernestine Anderson born (Houston, TX) American jazz and blues singer.

13

  • Hampton Hawes born (Los Angeles, CA) American jazz pianist, bandleader, session player. Died 1977

14

  • Virgil Thomson’s Portraits for Violin Alone premiered in Paris

17

  • Eddie Lang (as Blind Willie Dunn) and Lonnie Johnson record the first of four sessions together (the others take place during 1929). Tracks cut include Two Tone Stomp & Have To Change Keys To Play These Blues 

18

  • Sheila Jordan born (Detroit, MI) American jazz singer, songwriter.
  • Jāzeps Vītols’s ballad Rudens Dziesma [Autumn’s Song] premiered in Riga

19

  • Achille Simonetti (71) dies in London

22

  • Maurice Ravel’s ballet Bolero premiered in Paris
  • Arthur Honegger’s ballet Les noces d’amour et de psyché [The wedding of Cupid and Psyche] premiered in Paris
  • Darius Milhaud’s ballet La bien-aimée [The beloved] premiered in Paris

23

  • Jerry Bock born (New Haven, CT) American musical theatre composer. Died 2010

25

  • Etta Jones born (Aiken, SC) American jazz singer. Died 2001
  • Dimitri Shostakovich’s orchestral suite Tahiti Trot premiered in Moscow

27

  • Walter Klien born (Graz, Austria) Austrian classical pianist. Died 1991
  • Charles Ives’s Sonata no.1 for Violin and Piano premiered in San Francisco
  • Igor Stravinsky’s ballet Le baiser de la fée [The kiss of the fairy] premiered in Paris

unk

  • Bo Carter makes his first recordings for Brunswick in New Orleans as Bo Chatmon

releases

  • Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five – Skip the Gutter / Knee Drops (Okeh)
  • Duke Ellington and his Cotton Club Orchestra – Louisiana / Awful Sad (Brunswick)
  • Duke Ellington and his Orchestra – The Mooche / Hot and Bothered (Okeh)
  • Lonnie Johnson & Victoria Spivey – New Black Snake Blues parts 1 and 2 (Okeh)
  • Memphis Jug Band – Lindberg Hop / Sugar Pudding (Victor)
  • Jimmie Rodgers – My Old Pal / Daddy and Home (Victor)
  • Tampa Red and Georgia Tom – It’s Tight Like That / Grievin’ Me Blues (Vocalion)
Igor Stravinsky - Le baiser de la fée (Decca)

Igor Stravinsky – Le baiser de la fée (Decca)

Dec

1

  • Eugen d’Albert’s opera Die schwarze Orchidee [the black orchid], lib. Karl Michael von Levetzow, premiered in Leipzig

2

  • August Wiltberger (78) dies in Bonn
  • Arnold Schoenberg’s Variations for Orchestra premiered in Berlin

4

  • Louis Armstrong and his band (billed in various ways) record the first of five sessions in nine days in Chicago. Also 5, 7, 11 and 12 Dec. Tracks cut:  Basin Street Blues & No Papa No (billed as Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra)
  • Walter Braunfels’s opera Der gläserne Berg [the glass mountain], lib. Josefa Elstner-Örtel, premiered in Krefeld
  • William Anthony McGuire, Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn’s musical Whoopee! opens on Broadway (379 performances)

5

  • Louis Armstrong and his band record the second of five sessions in nine days in Chicago. Tracks cut: No One Else But You; Save It, Pretty Mama & Beau Koo Jack (billed as Louis Armstrong And His Savoy Ballroom Five) & Weather Bird (Armstrong with Earl Hines on piano)

7

  • Louis Armstrong and his band record the third of five sessions in nine days in Chicago. Track cut: Muggles

8

  • Jimmy Smith born (Norristown, PA) American jazz organist. Died 2005
  • Earl Hines records a solo piano session for QRS. Tracks cut include Blues in Thirds; Off Time Blues; Chicago High Life; A Monday Date; Stowaway; Chimes In Blues; Just In Time & Panther Rag

9

  • Earl Hines records a solo piano session for Okeh. Tracks cut include Caution Blues & A Monday Date

10

  • Samuel Barber’s Prelude and Fugue for organ & Violin Sonata premiered in Philadelphia
  • Edward Elgar’s carol I sing the birth premiered in London, text Ben Jonson
  • Franz Schreker’s opera Der singende Teufel [The Singing Devil], lib. Schreker, premiered in Berlin

12

  • Louis Armstrong and his band record the fifth of five sessions in nine days in Chicago. Tracks cut: Hear Me Talkin’ To Ya; Tight Like This & St. James’ Infirmary. These are the final Chicago recordings before Armstrong’s move to New York in 1929.
  • Earl Hines records a solo piano session for Okeh. Tracks cut include Fifty-seven Varieties & I Ain’t Got Nobody

13

  • George Gershwin’s An American in Paris for orchestra premiered in New York

14

  • Bohuslav Martinu’s La Symphonie premiered in Boston

18

  • Ira Gitler born (Brooklyn, NY) American jazz critic, historian, journalist, editor.
  • Harold Land born (Houston, TX) American jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader, teacher. Worked with Max Roach, Curtis Counce, Bobby Hutcherson and others. Died 2001

19

  • Michael John Hurd born (Gloucester) English composer, musicologist, teacher. Died 2006

20

  • Donald Adams born (Bristol) English bass-baritone singer, actor. Died 1996
  • Sidney Bechet and banjo player Mike McKendrick have a dispute in Paris which ends in gunfire being exchanged and a female passer by wounded. Bechet is briefly gaoled and then deported

21

  • Ernest Bloch’s rhapsody America(An Epic Rhapsody for Choir and Orchestra) premiered simultaneously in Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia & San Francisco
  • Georges Hüe’s opera Ricquet à la houppe [Ricquet with the Tuft], lib. R. Gastambide, premiered in Paris
  • Mississippi John Hurt records a session for Okeh in New York. Tracks cut include Avalon Blues; Ain’t No Tellin’ & Louis Collins

22

  • Béla Bartók makes his New York debut at the start of his first American concert tour

28

  • Diethard Hellmann born (Grimma, Germany) German Cantor, organist, teacher. Died 1999
  • Moe Koffman born (Toronto) Canadian jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, flautist, bandleader. Died 2001
  • Lucien Capet (55) dies in Paris
  • Earl Hines’ orchestra begin a twelve year residency at the Grand Terrace Cafe in Chicago, a venue co-owned by gangster Al Capone
  • Mississippi John Hurt records a session for Okeh in New York. Tracks cut include Candy Man (Blues); Stack O’Lee (Blues); Praying On the Old Camp Ground; Blessed Be the Name (of the Lord); Spike Driver Blues; Blue Harvest Blues & Got the Blues Can’t Be Satisfied. These are his last recording sessions until 1966

29

  • Clarence ‘Pinetop’ Smith makes his first recordings for Vocalion. Tracks cut include Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie & Pinetop’s Blues

30

  • Bo Diddley aka Ellas McDaniel born (McComb, MS) American R&B guitarist, singer, songwriter. Died 2008
  • Bela Bartók’s String Quartet no.3 premiered in Philadelphia

31

  • Ross Barbour born (Columbus, OH) American jazz and pop singer. Member of the Four Freshmen. Died 2011

releases

  • Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five – Two Deuces / Squeeze Me (Okeh)
  • Duke Ellington – Black Beauty / Swampy River (Okeh)
  • Lonnie Johnson – Careless Love / When You Fall for Some One That’s Not Your Own (Okeh)
  • Bessie Smith – Me and My Gin / Slow and Easy Man (Columbia)
  • Victoria Spivey – No Papa, No! / Mosquito, Fly and Flea (Okeh)
  • Henry Thomas – Bull Doze Blues / Old Country Stomp (Vocalion)

Ruth Etting 1897-1978, star of McGuire, Donaldson & Kahns musical Whoopee!

date unknown

  • Gospel group the Dixie Hummingbirds form in Greenville, SC led by James Bodie Davis, one of the longest-established active vocal groups.
  • Son House sent to Parchman Farm penal farm for shooting a man dead at a house party in Clarksdale, MS, allegedly after being shot in the leg first. He serves 2 years and is ordered to leave Clarksdale
  • Charley Jordan shot in the spine during a dispute over his bootlegging activities
  • Django Reinhardt’s left hand is seriously damaged in a caravan fire near Paris

publications

  • Bradley Kincaid’s songbook My Favourite Mountain Ballads published which goes on to sell more than 400,000 copies
  • Harry Lauder’s autobiography Roamin’ in the Gloamin published in London
  • The first volume of 15 of Karel Weis’s Czech folk song collection Český jih a Šumava v písni published in Prague. The final volume appears in 1941

songs published

  • Alabama Song, Mack The Knife; Pirate Jenny (all Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill); Big Rock Candy Mountain (Harry McClintock); Crazy Rhythm (Irving Caesar, Joseph Meyer, Roger Wolfe Kahn); From Monday On (Bing Crosby, Harry Barris); I Wanna Be Loved by You (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Herbert Stothart); Let’s Do It (Cole Porter); Love Me or Leave Me; Makin’ Whoopee; My Baby Just Cares for Me (all Gus Kahn, Walter Donaldson); Lover, Come Back to Me (Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg); Nagasaki (Mort Dixon, Harry Warren); St James Infirmary (Joe Primrose); West End Blues (Joe Oliver, Clarence Williams)
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