martes, septiembre 30, 2008

Ninguna parte


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Harry Reser's Orchestra (Six Jumping Jacks)
I do not choose the run (1928)
Brunswick A7697

Harry Reser's Orchestra (Six Jumping Jacks): Earl Oliver, Sammy Lewis (tb) Larry Abbott (cl,as) Jimmy Johnston (bassax) Bill Wirges (p) Harry Reser (bj) Tom Stacks (d,vcl,sqauwker, effects). New York, March 19, 1928

lunes, septiembre 29, 2008



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The Three Deuces
About face (1941)
(Zutty Singleton)
Commodore 539

The Three Deuces: Pee Wee Russell (cl) Joe Sullivan (p) Zutty Singleton (d). New York, March 25, 1941

domingo, septiembre 28, 2008

Gimnasia y Esgrima

Gymnasia and Fencing

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Don Redman and his Orchestra
Swingin' with the fat man (1937)
Vocalion 3823

Don Redman and his Orchestra: Reunald Jones (tp,arr) Otis Johnson, Harold Baker (tp) Gene Simon, Benny Morton, Quentin Jackson (tb) Edward Inge, Rupert Cole (cl,as) Don Redman (cl,as,sop) Harvey Boone (cl,as,bar) Robert Carroll (ts) Don Kirkpatrick (p,arr) Bob Lessey (g) Bob Ysaguirre (b) Sidney Catlett (d) . New York, May 28, 1937

sábado, septiembre 27, 2008



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Kid Ory and his Creole Band
1919 rag (1945)
Crescent 4

Kid Ory and his Creole Band: Mutt Carey (tp) Kid Ory (tb) Darnell Howard (cl) Buster Wilson (p) Bud Scott (bj,vcl) Ed Garland (b) Minor Hall (d). Los Angeles September 8, 1945

viernes, septiembre 26, 2008

Briareus, Cottus y Gyes

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Bud Freeman and his Orchestra
Craze-O-Logy (1928)
Okeh 41168

Bud Freeman and his Orchestra: Johnny Mendel (tp) Floyd O'Brien (tb) Bud Jacobson (cl,as) Bud Freeman (ts) Dave North (p) Herman Foster (bj) John Mueller (b) Gene Krupa (d) Red McKenzie (vcl). Chicago December 3, 1928

jueves, septiembre 25, 2008



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Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
My dog loves your dog (1934)
(Irving Caesar/Ray Henderson/Jack Yellen)
Vocalion 2660

Dorsey Brothers Orchestra: Frank Guarente (tp) or Charlie Margulis, Bunny Berigan, Mannie Klein (tp) Tommy Dorsey, Chuck Campbell or Lloyd Turner (tb) Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as) Lyle Bowen (as) Jimmy Crossan, Larry Binyon (ts) Joe Venuti (vln) Fulton McGrath (p) Dick McDonough (g) Artie Bernstein (b) Stan King (d) Kay Weber (vcl). New York, March 14, 1934

miércoles, septiembre 24, 2008

Charlie y una dama

Charlie and a Lady

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Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra
Charley, my boy (1924)
(Gus Kahn / Ted Fiorito)
Banner 1383

Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra: Elmer Chambers, Howard Scott (cnt) Charlie Green (tb) Don Redman (cl,as) unknown (as) Coleman Hawkins (ts,cl,bassax,bar) Fletcher Henderson (p) Charlie Dixon (bj) Ralph Escudero (tu) Kaiser Marshall (d). New York, c. July 30, 1924

martes, septiembre 23, 2008

Tres personajes...

Three Characters

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...En busca de un autor.
...In search of an author.

Chicago Loopers
Three blind mice (1927)
(Frankie Trumbauer / Chauncey Morehouse)
Pathe Actuelle 36729

Chicago Loopers: Bix Beiderbecke (cnt) Don Murray (cl) Frankie Trumbauer (C-mel) Arthur Schutt (p) Carl Kress (g) Chauncey Morehouse (d). New York, October 1927

lunes, septiembre 22, 2008

Blackfaced lover

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Porqué dibuje esto?...Porque me gusta que mis personajes tengan una mascara. Hasta la ropa con que los visto es una "máscara". Quizás estas "máscaras" revelan algo o quizás oculten algún significado. Dios sabrá.
No te preocupes. Jamas volvere a "explicar" mi trabajo. En este caso lo hice porque mucha gente me pregunta de que se tratan.

Why did I draw this?...Because I like to draw my people in masks. Even the clothes I draw for the characters are "masks". Maybe "revealing" something or perhaps "hiding" who they are. God knows.
Don't panic. I'll never explain any "meaning" in my drawings again but I did it this time because too many people asked me.
All the best,

Rosetta Crawford
Two faced man (1926)
Pathe-Actuelle 7505

Rosetta Crawford (vcl) acc. by Tom Morris (cnt) prob. Cliff Jackson or Mike Jackson (p) prob. Charlie Dixon (bj). New York, c. June 1926

domingo, septiembre 21, 2008


Romance de barrio

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Con gran afecto al "Toti" Spinelli, que hoy entra en la madurez.
With friendship to "Toti" Spinelli, who today becomes an old age pensioner.

Marion Harris
I'll See You In My Dreams (1925)
(Isham Jones / Gus Kahn)
Brunswick 2784-A

Recorded in New York, January 1925.

sábado, septiembre 20, 2008



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Recuerdo de un recuerdo / Memory of a memory

Dedicado a mi querida esposa Patricia que hoy cumple años.
Dedicated to my dear wife Patricia, whose birthday is today.
Ben Selvin and his Orchestra
Ain´t She Sweet (1930)

Recorded in New York, February 3, 1930.

viernes, septiembre 19, 2008

Dibujante innecesario

Unnecessary Artist

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Jasper Taylor and his State Street Boys
It must be the blues (1927)
(Tiny Parham)
Paramount 12409

Jasper Taylor and his State Street Boys: Freddy Keppard (cnt) Eddie Ellis (tb) Johnny Dodds (cl) Tiny Parham (p) Jasper Taylor (wbd). Chicago, c. January 1927

jueves, septiembre 18, 2008



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Las cartas están en la mesa / The cards are on the table.

Joe Sullivan
Hangover blues (1953)
(Joe Sullivan)
Riverside RLP12-202

Joe Sullivan (p) solo. San Francisco, Ca., August 1953

miércoles, septiembre 17, 2008



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Blue Steele and his Orchestra
I'm drifting back to dreamland (waltz) (1927)
(Florence Charlesworth / Charles Harrison)
Victor 21068

Blue Steele and his Orchestra: Sam Goble, Goof Morrison (tp) Ole Hoel (euph) John Langley (cl,as) Kenny Sargent (cl,as,bar,vcl) Pete Schmidt (cl,ts) Blue Steele (tb,mel,dir) Sol Lewis (p) Ted Delmarter (bj,g) Marvin Longfellow (tu,arr) Henry Cody (d) Bob Nolan (vcl). Memphis, October 26, 1927

martes, septiembre 16, 2008

Easy Street

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King Mutt and his Tennessee Thumpers
Maxwell Street stomp (1929)
Supertone 9431

King Mutt and his Tennessee Thumpers: Punch Miller (cnt) King Mutt (cl,as) Jimmy Blythe (p) prob Willie Baker (g) unknown mand, Marcus Norman (d). Richmond, Indiana, February 12, 1929

Cosas de hombres

Men's things

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Ida Cox
Lost man blues (1927)
(Ida Cox)
Paramount 12513

Ida Cox (vcl) acc. by Jesse Crump (p). Chicago, Ill., c. July 1927

lunes, septiembre 15, 2008

Estos Tiempos

These Times

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Adrian Rollini and his Orchestra
How can it be a beautiful day ? (1934)
(Gus Kahn / Ted Fiorito)
Vocalion 2675

Adrian Rollini and his Orchestra: Bunny Berigan (tp) Al Philburn (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Arthur Rollini (ts) Adrian Rollini (bassax,vib,celeste) Fulton McGrath (p) Dick McDonough (g) Art Miller (b) Herb Weil (d) Joey Nash (vcl). New York, March 24, 1934

domingo, septiembre 14, 2008



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Mary Johnson
Mean black man blues (1929)
(Mary Johnson)
Paramount 12931

Mary Johnson (vcl) acc by Ike Rodgers (tb) Henry Brown (p). Grafton, Wisconsin, c. November 1929

sábado, septiembre 13, 2008


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The Melody Kings
Hey! You Want Any Codfish? (We Only Have Mackerel To-Day) (1923)
("¿Eh!, queres bacalao? Hoy solo tenemos caballa")
(Ima Fish / Ura Herring) [*]
HMV 216428

[*] Muy cómico el nombre de estos compositores! (Soy un pescado/ Vos un arenque ) !!! muy bueno / (look at the name of the composers of the piece).

The Melody Kings: Personnel: no details. Recorded August 1923 in Montreal, Canada.

viernes, septiembre 12, 2008


Tea II

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Red Nichols and his Orchestra
Tea for two (1930)
(Vincent Youmans / Irving Caesar)
Brunswick 4724

Red Nichols and his Orchestra: Red Nichols, Tommy Thunen, Mannie Klein (tp) Jack Teagarden (tb) Glenn Miller (tb,arr) Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as) Babe Russin (ts) Adrian Rollini (bassax) Jack Russin (p) Weston Vaughan (g) Jack Hansen (tu) Gene Krupa (d). New York, February 14, 1930

jueves, septiembre 11, 2008



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Jack Teagarden and his Orchestra
I gotta right to sing the blues (1939)
["Tengo derecho a cantar mis penas"]
(Harold Arlen / Ted Koehler)
Brunswick 8397

Jack Teagarden and his Orchestra: Charlie Spivak, Lee Castle, Carl Garvin (tp) Jack Teagarden (tb,vcl,dir) Jose Gutierrez, Mark Bennett (tb) Charles McCamish (tb) Clint Garvin, Art St. John (cl,as) John Van Eps, Hub Lytle (ts,cl) Ernie Caceres (bar,ts,cl) John Anderson (p) Allen Reuss (g) Art Miller (b) Cub Teagarden (d) Chick Reeves, Fred Van Eps (arr). New York, April 28, 1939

miércoles, septiembre 10, 2008

Culture Vulture

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Milton "Mezz" Mezzrow and his Orchestra
Sendin' the vipers (1934)
(Mezz Mezzrow)
Victor 25019

Milton "Mezz" Mezzrow and his Orchestra: Max Kaminsky, Reunald Jones, Chelsea Quealey (tp) Floyd O'Brien (tb) Mezz Mezzrow (cl,as,arr) Benny Carter (as) Bud Freeman (ts) Willie "The Lion" Smith (p) John Kirby (b) Chick Webb (d). New York, May 7, 1934

Una dama

A lady

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Thelma Terry and her Play Boys
Lady of Havana (1928)
(Bernie / Val / VanLoan)
Columbia 01481

Thelma Terry and her Play Boys : Johnny Mendel, Carl Rinker (tp) Floyd O'Brien (tb) Bud Jacobson (cl) Mike Platt (cl,as) Phil Shukin (cl,ts) Bill Otto (p) Roy Campbell (bj) Thelma Terry (b,dir) Gene Krupa (d). Chicago, March 29, 1928

martes, septiembre 09, 2008


Dinner II

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Dibujo inocuo / Inocuous drawing

Isham Jones and his Orchestra
Poor butterfly (1932)
(John L. Golden / Raymond Hubbell)
Brunswick 6338
Isham Jones and his Orchestra: 2 unknown tp, 2 tb, 2 as, Isham Jones (ts) Eddie Stone (vln) unknown p, g, tu and d, Harlan Lattimore (vcl). New York, May 16, 1932

lunes, septiembre 08, 2008



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Jean Goldkette and his Orchestra
Take a good look at mine (1929)
(Phil Ponce / Dan Dougherty)
Victor 21889

Jean Goldkette and his Orchestra: Nat Natoli, Earl Baker, Sterling Bose (tp) Pee Wee Hunt, Beanie Neibaur (tb) Volly de Faut (cl) Jack Cordaro (cl,ts) prob Bob Schriebman, Earl Wright (vln) + 2 unknown vln, unknown tu/b, Herb Quigley (d) Harold Stokes (vcl,dir). Chicago, January 14, 1929



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Ben Tobier and his California Cyclones
Hot and heavy (1930)
(Ben Tobier)
Champion 16465

Ben Tobier and his California Cyclones: no details. New York, c. December 3, 1930

domingo, septiembre 07, 2008

Hombre en la esquina

Man in streetcorner

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Dabney's Novelty Orchestra
Camp meeting blues (1919)
(W.T. Carroll)
Aeolian 12246

Dabney's Novelty Orchestra: Ford Dabney (p,dir) acc. by unknown band. New York, November 1919

sábado, septiembre 06, 2008


Dark Joint

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Lonnie Johnson
Death is on your track (1929)
Okeh 8691

Lonnie Johnson, Spencer Williams (vcl) duet acc by J.C. Johnson (p). New York, March 19, 1929

viernes, septiembre 05, 2008

Wild Man

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Sidney Bechet and his New Orleans Feetwarmers
Wild man blues (1940)
(Jelly Roll Morton / Louis Armstrong)
Victor 26640

Sidney Bechet and his New Orleans Feetwarmers: Sidney DeParis (tp) Sandy Williams (tb) Sidney Bechet (cl) Cliff Jackson (p) Bernard Addison (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sidney Catlett (d). New York, June 4, 1940

jueves, septiembre 04, 2008

Todos vestidos

All Dressed Up

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Todos vestidos y ninguna parte a donde ir

Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy
I'm getting nowhere with you (1939)
(Wood / Adams)
Decca 2957

Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy: Clarence Trice, Earl Thompson, Harry Lawson (tp) Ted Donnelly (tb) Henry Wells (tb) John Harrington (cl,as,bar) Earl Miller (as) Dick Wilson, Don Byas (ts) Mary Lou Williams (p,arr) Floyd Smith (g,el-g) Booker Collins (b) Ben Thigpen (d) Pha Terrell (vcl). New York, November 15, 1939

miércoles, septiembre 03, 2008

Espíritu Olímpico

Olympic Spirit

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Original Indiana Five
I'd leave ten men like yours to love one man like mine (1926)
(Bloom / Farrar)
Harmony 245-H

Original Indiana Five: James Christie (tp) Pete Pellezzi (tb) Nick Vitalo (cl,as) Harry Ford (p) Tom Morton (d,kazoo). New York, May 18, 1926.

martes, septiembre 02, 2008

Nadadores / Swimmers


The champion

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Jack Teagarden
Blue river (1933)
(Alfred Bryan / Joseph E. Meyer)
Brunswick 6741

Frank Guarente, Sterling Bose (tp) Jack Teagarden (t,vcl) Chester Hazlett, Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as) Mutt Hayes (cl,ts) Walt Edelstein (vln) Joe Meresco (p) Perry Botkin (g) Artie Bernstein (b) Larry Gomar (d) Victor Young (dir). New York, November 11, 1933

lunes, septiembre 01, 2008

The Way We Were

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Dos viejos autorretratos / Two old self-portraits

Jimmie Noone's Apex Club Orchestra
I got misery (1929)
(Yoell / Scharlin)
Vocalion 1267

Jimmie Noone's Apex Club Orchestra: Jimmie Noone (cl,vcl) Joe Poston (as,vcl) Alex Hill (p) Junie Cobb (bj,g,vcl) Bill Newton (tu) Johnny Wells (d). Chicago, March 2, 1929