Saturday, May 12, 2007

Red Ingle

This isn't from a boot sale or charity shop but a tape someone sent me a few years back and a favourite of mine. Red played saxaphone with the Spike Jones band for many years before going solo (thats him on the left ).

"He was born Ernest Jansen Ingle in Toledo, Ohio on November 7, 1906. Ingle came to music early, being taught the rudiments of the violin at age five by family friend Fritz Kreisler. He stayed with the instrument until he reached the age of 13, at which time he started playing the saxophone, the predominant instrument for the rest of his life. Two years later, Ingle was playing his first professional job as a member of Al Amato's band. By his late teens, Ingle was touring steadily with the Jean Goldkette Orchestra, sharing the bandstand with future jazz legends Bix Beiderbecke and Frankie Trumbauer. After a bandleading stint at Chicago's Merry Gardens Ballroom and a brief tenure under bandleader Maurice Sherman, Ingle and his tenor sax joined up with Ted Weems in 1931. The teaming was good for both men, lasting into the following decade with Ingle contributing comedy vocals to several Weems recordings, including "Jelly Bean," "Tain't So," "Sittin' Up Waitin' for You," and "The Man from the South." The boy singer for the band, Perry Como, would later recall Ingle as 'one of the most talented men I've ever met.'"

Here's Red and Jo Stafford doing a live version of their million selling hit "Tim-Tayshun" on You Tube.

Find out more about Red Ingle HERE.

Red Ingle - Tim-Tayshun

Red Ingle - For Sentimental Reasons

Red Ingle - Song Of Indians

Red Ingle - Oh! Nick-O-Deemo

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cocaine jesus said...

oh to have more musicians like this man (a new name to me) who, great at their craft all, never forget that three letter word.

wastedpapiers said...

Absolutely - you have hit the nail on the elbow CJ. What we need is more fun in our music. Sadly everyone takes themselves far too seriously these days.

Lee Hartsfeld said...

Ingle was the master vocal-effects man in Jones' band--"Laura" is virtually a one-man show for him in that regard.

That's Jo Stafford, of course, on "Tim-Tayshun." One of my mom's all-time favorite records. I played it for her once, and (to my slight surprise) she sang along.