Quite a good record all-around

by Mark Gabrish Conlan

This post actually contains two takes of the same song by the same band, one on a conventionally pressed "Celebrity" label record and one on a "Filmophone" flexible record (presumably a plastic similar to the one used on the Hit-of-the-Week records in the U.S.). This is a quite good record all around, with Norman Payne sounding even more Bixian on the Filmophone version (heard in partial form, beginning with his solo) and other excellent solos, including a Trumbauer-ish alto sax (probably Max Farley), violin (probably George Hurley) and piano (Cecil Norman). Even the vocalist, Joe Leigh, swings (and sounds quite a lot like Al Bowlly).

Posted on Aug 23, 2017, 9:01 AM

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