The last recording sesssion of the Charleston Chasers took place on Feb 9, 1931, under the direction of Benny Goodman. Four numbers were recorded, two issued under the name of Johnny Walker and His Orchestra. [I don't think that "Johnny Walker" was a real person, just a pseudonym used by Columbia. Spelled Johnnie, it is a popular brand of Scotch whiskey).
151290-3 When Your Lover Has Gone Col 24024-D Re G-21043
151292-1 Walkin' My Baby Back Home Col 24024-D Re G-21038
A remarkable roster of musicians: Benny Goodman, cl, dir; Ruby Weinstein, Charlie Teagarden, t; Glenn Miller, Jack Teagarden, tb; Sid Stoenburn, as; Larry Binyinm, ts; Arthur Schutt, p; Dick McDonough, g; Harry Goodman, sb; Gene Kruopa, d; Paul Small, v.
Listen to the lovely song When Your Lover Has Gone composed by Einar Swan and arranged by Miller..
Benny does Bix in his solos. Agree? Disagree? Don't care?
The intro reminds me of another song, one recorded by Jean Sablon in 1937, Melancolie.
An excellent article by Sven Bjesrstedt about Swan is available on the net at
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