Victor matrix BVE-38374. Fifty million Frenchmen can't be wrong / Victor Orchestra

TitleSource
Fifty million Frenchmen can't be wrong (Primary title)Disc label
Fox trot (Title descriptor)Disc label
Cuarenta millones de Frances no se equivocan (Parallel (translated) title)Disc label
Cinquante millions de Fran├žais ne peuvent avoir tort (Parallel (translated) title)Disc label variant
Authors and ComposersNotes
William Raskin (lyricist)
Fred Fisher (composer)
Billy Rose (lyricist)
Composer information source: Disc label.
PersonnelNotes Hide Additional Titles
Victor Orchestra (Musical group)
Leonard W. Joy (director)
Joe Sherman (vocalist)
Milton Rettenberg (instrumentalist : piano)Takes 4-7.
Jack Shilkret (instrumentalist : piano)Takes 4-7.
Lewis James (vocalist : tenor vocal)Takes 4-7.
Nathaniel Shilkret (director)
  • Description: Orchestra, with male vocal duet (takes 4-7); with male vocal chorus (takes 1-3)
  • Instrumentation: Takes 1-3: 3 violins, cello, 4 saxophones, 2 cornets, trombone, tuba, banjo, 2 pianos, and traps
    Takes 4-7: 3 violins, cello, 3 saxophones, 2 cornets, trombone, tuba, banjo, steel guitar, 2 pianos, and traps
  • Category: Instrumental with vocal refrain
  • Language: English
  • Master Size: 10-in.
Notes
Victor ledgers for 4/28/1927 list both Nathaniel Shilkret and Leonard Joy as "Dir."
Victor ledgers note for takes 1-3: "Vocal refrain by Joe Sherman and orch." Ledgers for takes 4-7 note: "Vocal refrain by Joe Sherman and Lewis James."
Source(s): Rigler-Deutsch Index; Victor ledgers; disc.
Take Date and PlaceTakeStatusLabel Name/NumberFormatNote Hide Additional Titles
4/28/1927 New York, New York. Liederkranz Hall 1 Destroy
4/28/1927 New York, New York. Liederkranz Hall 2 Master/destroy
4/28/1927 New York, New York. Liederkranz Hall 3 Hold/destroy
5/5/1927 New York, New York. Liederkranz Hall 4 Destroy
5/5/1927 New York, New York. Liederkranz Hall 5 Hold
5/5/1927 New York, New York. Liederkranz Hall 6 Master Victor 20634 10-in.
5/5/1927 New York, New York. Liederkranz Hall 7 Destroy

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Victor matrix BVE-38374. Fifty million Frenchmen can't be wrong / Victor Orchestra," accessed September 19, 2019, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/800012633/BVE-38374-Fifty_million_Frenchmen_cant_be_wrong.

Victor matrix BVE-38374. Fifty million Frenchmen can't be wrong / Victor Orchestra. (2019). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 19, 2019, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/800012633/BVE-38374-Fifty_million_Frenchmen_cant_be_wrong.

"Victor matrix BVE-38374. Fifty million Frenchmen can't be wrong / Victor Orchestra." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2019. Web. 19 September 2019.

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