Brad just acquired good copies of the following two recordings listed in Rusts 2002 disco as follows
Joe Herlihy and His Orchestra.
James Hanson, Fuzzy Farrar, t/ Bill Rank, tb/ Don Murray, cl, bar/ Doc Ryker, as/ Frank Trumbauer, Cm/ Itzy Riskin, p/ Howdy Quicksell, bj/ Steve Brown, sb/ Chauncey Morehouse, d.
New York, September 16, 1927
11853 Bye-Bye Pretty Baby - v3 Ed 52098
11884 Rollin Around In Roses - Ed 52100
Brad transferred the records onto a CD and kindly sent me a copy. Thanks for your generosity, Brad! Here is what Brand sent, reformatted as streaming audio.
The interest here, of course, is that the composition of the band is very similar to that of the Goldkette band (sans Bix) of Sep 1927, just before it broke up. The consensus is that Murray and Rank participate in the recordings, but Trumbauer does not (in fact, the Herlihy session is not listed in the Tram biography by Evans and Kiner).
Rust lists a string bass, but aural identification shows it is a brass bass, Steve Brown played both sb and bb. Is Brown playing bb here? There is a vocal trio. Who are they? I remind you that the trio in Goldkettes In My Merry Oldsmobile consisted of Ray Lodwig, Howdy Quicksell and Doc Ryker. I have a vague recollection of a discussion of possibly Bix being a fourth vocalist.
Brad writes, As these are seldom heard, I offer them to the Forum for the usual intense scrutiny, arguing, backbiting and name calling. Arguing in the Forum, Brad? I am shocked, shocked at your insinuation