"A Charleston Swing Song."

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I found this phrase in two listing in the EDVR.

Matrix BVE-32831. Sweet Georgia Brown / Jane Green

Primary TitleShow Additional Titles Source
Sweet Georgia Brown Victor ledgers

Title Source
Sweet Georgia Brown (Primary title) Victor ledgers
A Charleston swing song (Subtitle) Victor ledgers

Authors and Composers Notes
Ben Bernie (composer)
Kenneth Casey (composer)
Maceo Pinkard (composer)

Composer information source: Victor ledgers

PersonnelHide Additional Performers
Notes
Jane Green (vocalist: mezzo-soprano)
Dick Schwartz (instrumentalist: saxophone) Takes 1-3
Nathaniel Shilkret (director)

Primary Performer Notes
Jane Green (vocalist: mezzo-soprano)

Description: Female vocal solo, with orchestra
Instrumentation: Takes 1-3: Violin, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, 2 cornets, trombone, tuba, banjo, piano, and traps
Takes 4-6: Violin, saxophone, cornet, trombone, tuba, banjo, and piano
Category: Vocal
Language: English
Master Size: 10-inch |
Take Date and Place
Take
Status Label Name/Number
Format
Note
5/28/1925 (Camden, New Jersey) 1 Destroy
5/28/1925 (Camden, New Jersey) 2 Destroy
5/28/1925 (Camden, New Jersey) 3 Destroy
6/11/1925 (Camden, New Jersey) 4 Destroy
6/11/1925 (Camden, New Jersey) 5 Hold
6/11/1925 (Camden, New Jersey) 6 Destroy

Take Date and Place
   
 
 

Footnotes and Sources
Source(s) consulted: Victor ledgers

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Matrix BVE-33558. Sweet man / Aileen Stanley

Primary Title Source
Sweet man Disc label

Title Source
Sweet man (Primary title) Disc label
A Charleston swing song (Subtitle) Victor ledgers

Authors and Composers Notes
Maceo Pinkard (composer)
Roy Turk (lyricist)

Composer information source: Disc label

Personnel
Notes
Aileen Stanley (vocalist: soprano vocal)
Billy "Uke" Carpenter (instrumentalist: ukulele)
Jack Shilkret (instrumentalist: piano)

Primary Performer Notes
Aileen Stanley (vocalist: soprano vocal)

Description: Female vocal solo, with ukulele and piano
Category: Vocal
Master Size: 10-inch

Take Date and Place
Take
Status Label Name/Number
Format
Note
10/12/1925 (New York, New York) 1 Destroy
10/12/1925 (New York, New York) 2 Destroy
10/12/1925 (New York, New York) 3 Destroy
10/23/1925 (New York, New York) 4 Destroy
10/23/1925 (New York, New York) 5 Hold
10/23/1925 (New York, New York) 6 Master Victor 19828
10" disc
10/23/1925 (New York, New York) 7 Hold

Take   Place
 
 
 
 (New York, New York)
 
 

 

 

Ukulele and jazz effects by Billy ("Uke") Carpenter. Note by AH: Billy scats like Cliff Edwards.

Source(s) consulted: Rigler-Deutsch Index; disc ; Victor ledgers

Both listings give "A Charleston Swing Song" as a subtitle. I also found the phrase in a listing for the sheet music of "Sweet Georgia Brown" in abebooks.com). Take a look

SWEET GEORGIA BROWN
BEN BERNIE---MACEO PINKARD--KENNETH CASEY
Bookseller: D.S. Gorton (Watertown, CT, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: REMICK, NY, 1925. Book Condition: FINE. FIRST EDITION. 9x12. "A CHARLESTON SWING SONG"----EXTREMELY RARE ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION, WHICH IS VERY FINE-----GEORGIA IN FULL LENGTH RED COAT AND BLACK HAT WITH BLACK LETTERING ON A LIGHT BLUE BACKGROUND IN ILLUSTRATION----SMALL PHOTO OF WALTER HINES IN LOWER CORNER.---A CLASSIC SOUTHERN SONG.

 

Here is the cover of the sheet music, but it does not include the phrase "A Charleston Swing Song."

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This has a photo of George Olson [sic; Olsen is the correct spelling] instead of  Walter Hines. I wonder if anyone has a copy of the sheet music and if the phrase "A Charleston Swing Song" is included in the inside pages. 

The sheet music of "Sweet Man" is described in an Australian site as follows.

Sweet man [music] : a "Charleston swing" song / words by Roy Turk ; music by Maceo Pinkard ; ukulele arra. by May Singi Breen

Music

Bib ID 3072105
Format MusicMusic, OnlineOnline - Google Books
Author
Pinkard, Maceo, 1897-1962
 
Description Melbourne : Allans Music Publishers, c1925. 
1 score (6 p.) ; 32 cm. 
Notes

For voice and piano, with ukulele accompaniment. Includes chord charts and symbols.

Caption title.

Pl. no.: B. 1144.

"Fox trot song with Charleston rhythm, with ukulele accompaniment"--Cover.

"Featured with enormous success by Peel & Curtis on the Tivoli circuit"--Cover.

Cover bears portrait of Peel & Curtis.

Also, does anyone have Aileen Stanley's record of "Sweet Man." Does it include the phrase on the record label.

Finally, are there other songs with the subtitle "A Charleston Swing Song" or "Charleston Rhythm" on the record label or the sheet music?

Albert



Posted on Nov 28, 2011, 11:27 AM

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