From my article in the IAJRC Journal ....

by Albert Haim

.... "The Recording of “My Gal Sal” by Red Nichols and His Five Pennies."

In a letter dated Aug 10, 1945, Red Nichols wrote to Ralph Venables, “My Gal Sal was never released anywhere - as I never was paid for the recording … I have the only test in my possession.”
Indeed, all takes were rejected by order of Brunswick record producer Jack Kapp, upon mutual agreement between Red Nichols and Jack Kapp. The Brunswick files indicate, “Cancelled.” “B side bad on wear.” “Cancels p. n. C356 for 3855.” p. n. is a ledger entry indication that Br 3455 was scheduled to be released, but was cancelled.

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Posted on Nov 1, 2017, 8:37 AM

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