Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Clevelanders/ Lou Gold

More from the 78 pile this time two artistes on one record. Not much known about the Clevelanders but found this on a YouTube intro. to this record - "The Clevelanders apparently was a pseudonym for Jack Albin. Although very popular in his day, almost nothing is known of him today. It was a steady outfit that played in New York's best hotels and restaurants, the best known being the Pennsylvania Hotel. With the orchestra based at this hotel, he recorded extensively in 1929 and 1930, and also a few excellent discs for Crown in 1931. Shortly after those sessions, Albin left the music business, and what happened in the rest of his life is totally unknown. As for this lovely record, it was made in 1930. Outstanding vocal by Scrappy Lambert." Same goes for Lou Gold. Here's another snippet of info. I found on YouTube - "Although largely forgotten today, Lou Gold was a very popular orchestra leader during the 1920s. He was born Lewis Milton Goldwasser in 1894, and mainly active in the New York area during the 1920s and 1930s as a composer, pianist and orchestra leader. His orchestra made several recordings both with his own name and with different pseudonyms, depending on what label the recordings were made for. During his life he worked with artists like Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Abe Lyman and many others. He died in 1950." Lou Gold - Love Ain't Nothing But The Blues. Clevelanders - Lucky Me, Lovable You.

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