Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Columbia Novelty Orch./ Savoy Havana Band

Another 78 from the same batch this morning. I've realised I already have this on a CD called "The Wibbly Wobbly Walk" on the Saydisc label released in 1985.

The sleeve notes by Brian Rust say -

Columbia Novelty Orchestra: The Little Wooden Whistle Wouldn't Whistle - Here is another studio band, probably including Jules levy Jr. a brilliant cornetist like his father, but who died in his thirties not long after, and certainly featuring Billy Jones as vocalist; he was one of the Hapiness Boys, the most popular act on pioneer American radio. Recorded on March 8th, 1924, this is a curious mix of romantic and almost surrealistic.

Savoy Havana Band: Why Did I Kiss That Girl? A smash hit from the first part of 1924, recorded by the Havana Band after Bert Ralton took the original band to Australia. Ramon Newton, it's violinist-director, is also the singer.

Columbia Novelty Band - My Little Wooden Whistle Wouldn't Whistle

Savoy Havana Band - Why Did I Kiss That Girl?

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