Victor matrix D9VB-1229. Smiles / Main Street String Band

  • Description: String band, with vocal ensemble
  • Instrumentation: 4 violins, 3 saxophones, musette, tuba, 2 banjos, guitar, mandolin, piano, string bass, and drums
  • Category: Instrumental with vocal refrain
  • Language: English
  • Master Size: 10-in.
Notes
Victor ledgers: "A & R reps: Messers C. Grean & H. Rene"; "Union musicians used."
Ledgers list the instrumentalists as B. Gerard, H. Melnikoff, S. Rand, H. Hoffman (violins); H. Shertser, S. Madrick, H. Miller (saxophones); R. Flanagan (piano); Henri Rene (Musette); D. Perri (guitar); H. Roser (banjo); J. Cali (banjo-mandolin); S. Block (bass); J. Barber (tuba); N. Shawker (drums).
It is not clear from the ledgers whether the vocal performance is by a male vocal trio or the whole band.
Take Date and PlaceTakeStatusLabel Name/NumberFormatNote Hide Additional Titles
4/1/1949 New York, New York. Studio 2 1 Unknown
4/1/1949 New York, New York. Studio 2 1A Unknown

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Victor matrix D9VB-1229. Smiles / Main Street String Band," accessed April 15, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/300013567/D9VB-1229-Smiles.

Victor matrix D9VB-1229. Smiles / Main Street String Band. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 15, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/300013567/D9VB-1229-Smiles.

"Victor matrix D9VB-1229. Smiles / Main Street String Band." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 15 April 2024.

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