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.


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


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


All fine renditions of Fats Waller's tune.


Correction about Mitchell.See

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

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