Saturday, January 3, 2015

The Best Dance Records -- January 3, 2015

Talking Machine World, March, 1928

Okeh made many records aimed at minority groups.  Jazz and blues artists Louis Armstrong and Victoria Spivey made many records for the company.  Okeh also produced dance records and operatic records. 

The five dance records listed on the left-hand page are by six different groups, or at least six different names.  Actually, Justin Ring's Okeh Orchestra, the Gotham Troubadors and Billy Hays and His Orchestra are all Sam Lanin and his Famous Players.  The Royal Music Makers are the Joe Green Orchestra.  Emmy Bettendorf was a German opera and operetta performer. 

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