RED NICHOLS ON EDISON 1924-1927
Includes every known take by Red and Miff's Stompers for Edison including an unissued test of 'Hurricane' from the Edison Historic Site in Orange, New Jersey. Other sides by the Charleston Seven, the Golden Gate Orchestra and Don Voorhees and his Earl Carroll's 'Vanities' Orchestra.
Possibly Red Nichols, unknown (tpts), Miff Mole (tbn), Dick Johnson (clt, alto), Jack Pettis (cm sax), unknown (bjo), unknown (bbs).
New York, November 24, 1924.
1. Nashville Nightingale
Golden Gate Orchestra (California Ramblers)
Arthur Hand (vln, dir), Frank Cush, Red Nichols (tpts), Tommy Dorsey (tbn), Jimmy Dorsey, Arnold Brilhart (clt, alto), Freddy Cusick (clt, tnr), Adrian Rollini (bsx), Irving Brodsky (pno), Tommy Felline (bjo), Stan King (dms).
New York, April 2, 1925.
3. On The Oregon Trail
New York, June 23, 1925
4. Look Who's Here!
Red and Miff's Stompers
Red Nichols (tpt), Miff Mole (tbn), Jimmy Dorsey (clt, alto), Alfie Evans (alto), Arthur Schutt (pno), Joe Tarto (bbs), Vic Berton (dms).
New York, October 13, 1926
5. Alabama Stomp
6. Alabama Stomp
7. Alabama Stomp
Same personnel - New York, November 10, 1926
14.Black Bottom Stomp
15. Black Bottom Stomp
Don Voorhees and His Earl Carroll's 'Vanities' Orchestra
Don Vorhees (dir), Red Nichols, Leo McConville (tpt), Miff Mole (tbn), Bill Trone (mel), Phil Gleason, Fred Morrow (clt, sop, alto), Paul Cartwright (clt, sop, tnr), probably Arthur Schutt (pno), ick McDonough (bjo, gtr), Jack Hansen (bbs), Vic Berton (dms).
New York, February 28, 1927
16. Pardon The Glove
17. Pardon The Glove
18. Pardon The Glove
Reviews of This Recording
The first four sides are from 1924-25 and are okay, but with the fifth side we are into 1926, and it and the tracks that follow are amazing. The best thing about Edison recordings is that the recording technique he used allowed for track lengths of 4-5 minutes, much longer than the 3 minutes on other labels. It's wonderful having the alternate takes, too, not that they vary that much it's just that the music is so great, having more of it is a treat. Nichols is joined by Miff Mole on trombone and Jimmy Dorsey on clarinet and alto - and the extraordinary drummer Vic Berton is also present. (Berton was the Shelly Manne of the 1920's.)Amazon Review