From the booklet that accompanies RCA Victor P-100 "A Souvenir Program - Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra."
"Released briefly in England, 'Lovable' somehow was never issued on this side of the Atlantic. Added to the mystery of why 'Lovable' was not released domestically is the further lack of definite information regarding the arranger and the name of the soloist taking the hot sax chorus.
Until someone can produce evidence to the contrary, Tom Satterfield is being credited for the arrangement of 'Lovable.' Both Ferde Grofe and Bill Challis disclaimed having produced the current score, so by the process of elimination Satterfield seems to be the most logical candidate in the present instance.
Even more mystifying is the hot sax solo which takes place during the second chorus. To all intents and purpose this should be Frank Trumbauer who took all such choruses with Whiteman at the period. However, when Frank heard the disc recently he was completely baffled. He not only could not recall having played this solo, but he even found it impossible to remember a single incident that might have helped him identify the tune. Despite Trumbauer's inability to verify the fact that he took this solo, I am going to stick my neck out and credit him with having played the curious hot chorus.
'Lovable' also features a vocal chorus by Bing Crosby that reveals some of the peculiar mannerisms later associated with the Crosby style of singing. The final chorus is notable in that the late Bix Beiderbecke makes a brief appearance for eight bars during which he plays just enough hot cornet to make the listener wish he had taken the entire thirty-two bars. Also unique in 'Lovable' is the presence of Min Leibrook using bass sax as chief rhythm instrument during the second and third choruses."
I took a second look at the question of the arranger. From http://archives.williams.edu/pwc/challis4.php under Bill Challis,Lovable PWC# 1470, composed by Woods, score & parts
I also looked under Tom Satterfield. No listing of 'Lovable.'
Bill Challis had a very good memory, so it is surprising he did not remember having done the arrangement for 'Lovable.'Now the question of the sax soloist. To add to the mysteries, I quote from Trumbauer's biography by Evans and Kiner: 15 March 1928 (Th): Victor record Co., New York, NY. Trumbauer did not appear on the Whiteman recordings of: BVE-43145, Lovable and BVE-43145, When You're In Love.
However, Evans and Evans, in their biography of Bix, list Trumbauer as one of the reed players in the recording of 'Lovable' and specify "Soloists: Trumbauer (32, asx), Bix (8)."
To make things even messier, Lion in his Bix biography assigns the 32-bar alto solo to Izzy Friedman, lists Trumbauer as one of five reeds, but Friedman is not included among the five!!
This is when we really need a machine to travel back in time.