Columbia matrix [W]151232. I'm trying so hard to be happy / Rex King and his Sovereigns [Fred Hall Orchestra]

TitleSource
I'm trying so hard to be happy (Primary title)Brooks/Rust
Authors and ComposersNotes
Fred Hall (songwriter)
Arthur Fields (songwriter)
Composer information source: Brooks/Rust.
PersonnelNotes Hide Additional Titles
Rex King and his Sovereigns [Fred Hall Orchestra] (Musical group)Listing on Velvet Tone 2301-V and Cl 5222-C for Fred Hall Orchestra.
Rex King (vocalist)Listing on Velvet Tone 2301-V and Cl 5222-C for Arthur Fields.
Fred Hall (leader)
Fred Hall Orchestra (Musical group)
Arthur Fields (vocalist : tenor vocal)
  • Description: Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo
  • Category: Instrumental with vocal refrain
  • Language: English
  • Master Size: 10-in.
Notes
Johnson and Shirley note that while Fred Hall organized the sessions at which masters 151228-151233 were recorded, "it is quite possible that there was such a musician as Ford Britten."
Columbia matrix card indicates that the Western Electric system was used on this master, but W does not appear in the wax.
Take Date and PlaceTakeStatusLabel Name/NumberFormatNote Hide Additional Titles
1/19/1931 New York, New York 1 Master Velvet Tone 2301-V 10-in.
1/19/1931 New York, New York 1 Master Clarion 5222-C 10-in.
1/19/1931 New York, New York 2 Unknown

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Columbia matrix [W]151232. I'm trying so hard to be happy / Rex King and his Sovereigns [Fred Hall Orchestra]," accessed April 10, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/2000040777/W151232-Im_trying_so_hard_to_be_happy.

Columbia matrix [W]151232. I'm trying so hard to be happy / Rex King and his Sovereigns [Fred Hall Orchestra]. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 10, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/2000040777/W151232-Im_trying_so_hard_to_be_happy.

"Columbia matrix [W]151232. I'm trying so hard to be happy / Rex King and his Sovereigns [Fred Hall Orchestra]." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 10 April 2021.

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