Kansas City Orchestra

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1932

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group, composer, Vocal group

Notes: Listing on Bluebird issues for Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra and vocal trio comprising Sterling Russell, Hamilton Stewart, and Clifton Armstrong. Vocal trio listed in some ledgers as "B, D, & F# Trio." Pseudonym in Victor ledgers for vocal trio attached to Bennie Moten Orchestra, consisting of Sterling Russell, Hamilton Stewart, and Clifton Armstrong. Listed on disc labels as Sterling Russell Trio.

Recordings (Results 76-99 of 99 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-74853 10-in. 12/13/1932 Lafayette Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor BS-74854 10-in. 12/13/1932 Prince of Wales Count Basie ; Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band, with piano Musical group  
Victor BS-74855 10-in. 12/13/1932 Two times Josephine Garrison ; Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh 8456 10-in. Sept. 1923 Ill natured blues Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra ; Ada Brown Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh 8457 10-in. Sept. 1923 Chattanooga blues Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra ; Mary H. Bradford Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh 8458 10-in. Sept. 1923 Evil mama blues Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra ; Ada Brown Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh 8459 10-in. Sept. 1923 Elephant's wobble Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh 8460 10-in. Sept. 1923 Crawdad blues Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh 8461 10-in. Sept. 1923 Selma Bama blues Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra ; Mary H. Bradford Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh 8462 10-in. Sept. 1923 Break o' day blues Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra ; Ada Brown Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh 8769 10-in. 11/29/1924 South Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh 8770 10-in. Nov. 1924 Vine Street blues Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh 8771 10-in. Nov. 1924 Tulsa blues Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh 8772 10-in. Nov. 1924 Goofy dust Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh 8773 Not documented Nov. 1924 [Unknown title(s)] Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh 8774 10-in. Nov. 1924 Baby dear Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh 9118 10-in. May 1925 She's sweeter than sugar (That gal o' mine) Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra ; William Little, Jr. Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh 9119 10-in. May 1925 South Street blues Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh 9120 10-in. May 1925 Sister Honky Tonk Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh 9121 10-in. May 1925 As I like it Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh 9122 Not documented May 1925 [Unknown title(s)] Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh 9123 10-in. May 1925 18th Street strut Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh 9124 10-in. May 1925 Things seem so blue to me Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh 9125 10-in. May 1925 Kater Street rag Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, composer  
(Results 76-99 of 99 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kansas City Orchestra," accessed October 15, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104832.

Kansas City Orchestra. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 15, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104832.

"Kansas City Orchestra." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 15 October 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104832

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