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.... speculate? Why add clarinetist Pee Wee Russell for two of the recordings (Cryin' All Day/A Good Man Is Hard To Find) waxed on Oct 25, 1927 when clarinetist Don Murray was present in all recordings waxed by Frank Trumbauer and His Orchestra and by Bix and His Gang on that day and Pee Wee was not a member of the New Yorkers?

One useful piece of information. At this time, Pee Wee was recording with Red Nichols/Miff Mole. On the next day, Oct 26, Red Nichols and Frankie Trumbauer were fulfilling a deal they had made: record the same tune, once in the morning for Victor by Red and Miff  and again in the afternoon for OKeh by Frank Trumbauer. Pee Wee was in the Red/Miff session but not in the Trumbauer session. So why was Pee Wee playing with Trumbauer in the session on the previous day?


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