On May 31, 1928 Red Nichols and several of his Pennies went to the Brusnwick studios in New York, They waxed four titles, Dear Old Southland, Limehouse Blues, Whispering and I Can't Give You Anything But Love.
According to Rust, the musicians for the first two sides were Red Nichols, Leo McConville, Manny Klein (tp); Miff Mole (tb); Dudley Fosdick (mel); Fud Livingston (cl,ts); Murray Kellner (vn); Arthur Schutt (p); Eddie Lang (g); Art Miller (sb); Vic Berton (d); Scrappy Lambert (vcl). Two versions of each were waxed, one for the US with a vocal and one for Germany without a vocal.
Listen to the recording (US version) of Limehouse Blues from Emrah's collection. (A 12-inch record)
Pay particular attention to the violin-guitar segment at 0:35-1:12.
For the next two sides recorded on that day, Rust gives
Manny Klein,Eddie Lang out,Joe Venuti (vn) replacesMurray Kellner
In his massive Eddie Lang discography, Ray Mitchell gives for the first two numbers, Red Nichols, Leo McConville, Mannie Klein (tp); Miff Mole (tb); Dudley Fosdick (mel); Fud Livingston (cl,ts); Joe Venuti (vn); Arthur Schutt (p); Eddie Lang (g); Joe Tarto (bb); Vic Berton (d); Scrappy Lambert (vcl). [Mitchell does not include the next two numbers in his discography because Eddie Lang is absent.]
Now, for the questions.
1. Who is the violinist in Limehouse Blues, Joe Venuti or Murray Kellner?
2. Is the bass instrument in Limehouse Blues a string bass or a brass bass, Miller or Tarto?