A review of some of the Swing Wing recordings in Gramophone, Jan 1939.
Paul Whiteman and His Swing Wing Group (Am.)
*I used to be colour blind (Film: " Carefree ") (Berlin) (v by the Four Modernaires) (64619) *Sing a song of sixpence (Trad., arr. Whiteman) (v by the Four Modernaires) (64620) (Brunswick o2674-3s.).
Al Gallodoro (alto) ; Art. Drelinger (ten) ; Sol Franzilla (d) ; Charlie Teagarden (imp)' Jack Teigarden (trinb) ; Walter Gross (p) ; Arthur Ryerson (g) ; Artie Millar (b) ; Rollo Layton (ds). Four ModernairesChuck Goldstein, Spook Dickinson, Bill Conway, Ralph Brewster.
If this is swing I'm a Dutchman born in China on the leaves of a Buddhist pineapple.
Sing a song of sixpence is not only a nursery rhyme, but treated as one. Must remember to tell the B.B.C. about it for the Children's Hour. Colour blind is ; and it's hopelessly corny into the bargain. Both performances are mostly vocal by the ickcy Modernaires. The Teagardens are conspicuous for what they don't do.
Well I've heard some queer things described as swing, but this is the so-and-so limit.
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