The Personnel of the Royal Harmonists of Indiana in Syracuse, 1922
Posted Jun 17, 2012 6:55 AM
According to Evans and Evans:
Bix Beiderbecke, c; Wayne "Doc" Hostetter, cl, sax, vn; Johnny Eberhardt, sax, vn; Eddie Condon, bj; Mervin "Pee Wee" Rank, d; unknown pianist; plus two other unidentified musicans.
According to Dick Raichelson in "Bix at the Alhambra Ballroom, Syracuse, New York, 1922, A Personal Account, IAJRC Journal, Vol 41, No. 4, Dec 2008.
Bix Beiderbecke, c; Wayne "Doc" Hostetter, cl, sax, vn; Johnny Eberhardt, sax, vn; Eddie Condon, bj; Mervin "Pee Wee" Rank, d; Ralph Neville, or possibly Olen Brost, p. Two more musicans made up this eight-piece band. Their instruments may have been a second cornetist, a trombonist or a third sax.
The "Pee Wee" in the band was not reed player Charles Ellsworth Russell but drummer Mervin Rank.
The Alhambra Hotel, Syracuse, NY.
Ad in the Syracuse Herald, Sep 23, 1922.
To the Wonderful Music
Who will play every
night throughout the
"To the East comes the
best from the West."
wishes all Syracusans to
see the manner in
which the academy is
Admission 50c Plus Tax Per Person
Ad in the Syracuse Herald, Sep 26, 1922.
Dancing Every Evening
UNDER the most careful supervision and rigid observance of conventionalities
to the end that the Alhambra shall be known throughout Central New York as a
dancing academy above reproach. No effort is or shall be spared to make the Alharrbra
a place of refined entertainment for ladies and gentlemen.
"The Royal Harmonists of Indiana"
play nightly a style of music entirely
new in this vicinity that has met
with instant succ«s.
Two Minutes Between Dances No Intermission
Dancing Classes for Beginners
Under the supervision of Prof. Smith of New York now forming
and will open Wednesday, Sept. 27
Instruction from 7:30 to 9 P. M. In Tango,
Fox Trot Tango, Fox Trot, Waltz and all modern
Dancing. Further Information may be secured from
Mr. Morton any evening at the Alhambra.
CHILDREN'S AND YOUNG LADIES' CLASSES
now forming will open Friday, Sept. 33. Instruction from 4:30 to 6
P. M. in Ball Room Dancing, Department, Aesthetic Dancing, etc.
Assembly Hall newly decorated in Alharnbra Bldg for
Admission 50c plus tax per person Balcony 10c
HARRY MORTON, Prop.
Ad in the Syracuse Herald, Oct 4, 1922
Waltz Night At the Alhambra
25 Cents ALHAMBRA 25 Cents
Will be Thursday of This Week
EXCEPT FRIDAY AND SUNDAY 5Oc
EVERY other dance will be a waltz and the feature of the
evening will be "Three o'Clock in the Morning" known
on two continents as the "dance that turned the tide."
It was so named after the Melody, written, by Julian Robledo,
South American exponent of the tango and Dorothy
Ferris, American girl, had taken such a hold upon the
dancing public as to bring the old-style waltz back into
enthusiastic lavor in England and America,
"Three- o'Clock in the Morning" is thefirst real waltz
tune since the days of the "Merry Widow" and "Missouri"
waltzes and will be the big hit of the season as rendered