Victor matrix BVE-42925. It's hard to laugh or smile / Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten

  • Description: Jazz/dance band
  • Instrumentation: 3 saxophones, 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba, banjo, piano, and traps
  • Category: Instrumental
  • Master Size: 10-in.
  • Title Note: Disc label names Bennie Moten as composer; Victor ledgers (9/6/1928) credit Moten and Leroy Berry.
Notes
Victor ledgers: "With Bennie Moten directing and playing piano (L. Joy, ass't.)."
Instrumentation is from Victor ledgers and is not confirmed; collective personnel from notes to a reissue compilation CD. Personnel listings here are not intended to imply that every instrument listed is played on every master recorded at the session.
Source(s): Frog CD notes (personnel); Rigler-Deutsch Index; Victor blue history card; trade catalog; Victor ledgers.
Take Date and PlaceTakeStatusLabel Name/NumberFormatNote Hide Additional Titles
9/6/1928 Camden, New Jersey 1 Destroy
9/6/1928 Camden, New Jersey 2 Destroy
9/7/1928 Camden, New Jersey 3 Hold
9/7/1928 Camden, New Jersey 4 Master Victor V-38037 10-in.
9/7/1928 Camden, New Jersey 4 Master Bluebird B-6431 10-in.
9/7/1928 Camden, New Jersey [4]1R Master Bluebird B-8228 10-in. From dub made 8/1/1939
9/7/1928 Camden, New Jersey 4 Master RCA (France) PM 42410 LP
9/7/1928 Camden, New Jersey 4 Master Frog DGF 30 Compact disc

The take number from which this recording is derived is not known.

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Victor matrix BVE-42925. It's hard to laugh or smile / Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten," accessed August 19, 2019, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/800017108/BVE-42925-Its_hard_to_laugh_or_smile.

Victor matrix BVE-42925. It's hard to laugh or smile / Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten. (2019). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 19, 2019, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/800017108/BVE-42925-Its_hard_to_laugh_or_smile.

"Victor matrix BVE-42925. It's hard to laugh or smile / Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2019. Web. 19 August 2019.

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