Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Okeh Electric Records, October 1, 2015

Talking Machine World, February, 1928

Okeh made many jazz and dance records.

 Frankie Trumbauer was a saxophone player who wrote, arranged and lead.  His orchestra usually included his friend, cornetist Bix Beiderbecke.  Bix was a major figure in 1920s jazz.  He influenced many later trumpet players.  "I'm Coming, Virginia" also featured guitarist Eddie Lang, who is listed above as "Ed."   

Miff Mole was a jazz trombonist who often led bands. 

Boyd Senter was a reed player who frequently led a group called the Senterpedes.  Eddie Lang was a pioneering jazz guitar soloist. 

Violinist Joe Venuti frequently worked with Eddie Lang.  Joe Venuti was famous for his quirky sense of humor. He sent Wingy Manone, the one-armed trumpet player, a gift of one cufflink.

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