.... the Ray Miller Orchestra was a big deal. Get a load of this article in the Music Trade Review, Feb 28, 1925.
Isham Jones Guest Conductor With Ray Miller
Innovation Among Popular Orchestras Shown
in Two New Brunswick Recordings of Ray
An innovation in dance records has just been
announced by the Brunswick-Balke-Collender
Co., Chicago, in the Brunswick recording of
Isham Jones' new compositions "I'll See You
In My Dreams" and "Why Couldn't It Be Poor
Little Me?" In making this number Isham
Jones has been employed as guest conductor for
Ray Miller's Orchestra, a new custom in the
jazz field, but quite in line with the advanced
position popular orchestras are taking at the
present time. The arrangement was suggested
by Mr. Jones, who is rapidly becoming one of
the foremost composers of dance music. Ray
Miller considered it a great honor that Mr.
Jones thought so highly of his Arcadia Boys,
and immediately extended the invitation, and
the first dance record under the baton ofa guest conductor was recorded.
Listen to I'll See You In My Dreams recorded by Ray Miller on Dec 24, 1924.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVAyQFYBNJ4 from Emrah
Get a load of the number of connections to Bix among the musicians: Roy Johnston & Charles Rocco-t, Miff Mole-tb, Frank Trumbauer-Cmel, Andy Sannella & Larry Abbott-cl/as, Billy Richards-ts, Rube Bloom-p, Frank di Prima-bj/g, Don Yates-vn, Louis Cassagne-bb and Ward Archer-d.
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