Speaking of Willard Robison.

by Albert Haim

My favorite Bix recording with Willard Robison and his orchestra (Chicago Loopers).

Lord's discography:
Bix Beiderbecke (cnt) Don Murray (cl,ts) Frankie Trumbauer (c-mel) Frank Signorelli (p) Eddie Lang (g) or unknown (g) Vic Berton (d, harpophone) Deep River Quintet (vcl) Willard Robison (ldr)
New York, ca. October 20-26, 1927

Basically a band within a band: a small group mostly from the larger Rollini's Nwe Yorkers. Lion gives Eddie Lang or unknown banjo. Not listed in Ray Mitchell's Lang discography. My opinion: not Eddie Lang.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPGngmcOtdY

Compare with the OM5 version:
Original Memphis Five
Phil Napoleon (tp) Tommy Dorsey (tb) Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as) Frank Signorelli (p) poss. Hoagy Carmichael (p-1) poss. Eddie Lang (g-2) Vic Berton (d) New York, June 13, 1928

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G5nZ08A2Fs

Compare with
Larry Abbott And His Orchestra : Larry Abbott (comb) Joe Venuti, Murray Kellner (vln) Bill Wirges (p) Tony Colucci (g,bj) prob Jimmy Johnston (b) Tom Stacks (d) Larry Abbott, Tom Stacks (vcl) duet
New York, November 15, 1927

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8WYJOllp1I

All fine renditions of Fats Waller's tune.

Albert

Correction about Mitchell.See
http://www.network54.com/Forum/27140/message/1295889705



    
This message has been edited by ahaim on Aug 19, 2017 10:39 AM

Posted on Aug 19, 2017, 10:22 AM

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