Monday, November 30, 2009
Gotta love anything that has a hyphenated O in the middle of it. Like Bit-O-Honey. And Malt-O-Meal. And the Jazz-O-Harmonists.
This is actually one of many recordings done under pseudonyms by the secretly prolific Louis Katzman Orchestra. Not sure why, but Louis and his band performed and recorded under many other monickers. Perhaps they were on the run from bill collectors.
Other names for the band include: Whittall's Anglo-Persians, The Castillians, Louis Katzman's Colonial Orchestra, the Atlantic Dance Orchestra, and the Brunswick Salon Orchestra.
Jazz-O-Harmonists - I Ain't Never Had Nobody Crazy Over Me
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
From the 1929 film The Broadway Melody, the first sound film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture, and one of the first musicals to feature a Technicolor sequence. Unfortunately, the Technicolor sequence is presumed lost nowadays and only a black and white copy survives of the complete film.
The film spawned several sequels: Broadway Melody of 1936, Broadway Melody of 1938, Broadway Melody of 1940, and Broadway Melody of 1944 which was retitled to Broadway Rhythm.
The Badgers - Wedding of the Painted Doll
Friday, November 6, 2009
I have a penchant for "Indian"-themed songs. Here's a goodie from 1923. I'm not sure I hear fourteen musicians in this band though. Maybe some of the Virginians went out for a smoke break.
Ace Brigode and his Fourteen Virginians - Oklahoma Indian