Victor matrix ABRC-64894. Divorce blues / Frank Luther

TitleSource
Divorce blues (Primary title)Disc label (BHC verso)
Authors and ComposersNotes
Frank Luther (lyricist)
Frank Luther (composer)
Composer information source: U.S. Copyright Office files.
PersonnelNotes Hide Additional Titles
Frank Luther (vocalist : tenor vocal)Listed in Victor ledgers as Bud Billings.
Frank Novak (instrumentalist : ukulele)
Eli E. Oberstein (session supervisor)
  • Description: Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble
  • Instrumentation: Violin, harmonica, octoreen, guitar, and ukulele
  • Category: Vocal
  • Language: English
  • Master Size: 10-in.
  • Title Note: U.S. Copyright Office files attribute the composition and lyrics of the song to Eddie Bell, pseudonym of Frank Luther.
Notes
Source(s): Russell (performers' roles); Victor blue history card; Victor ledgers.
Victor ledgers: "Mr. Oberstein, present."
Instrumentation from Victor ledgers; Russell adds a kazoo and omits the violin. Ledgers include two handwritten names, in addition to that of Frank Novak: Phil Crow, Chief Nonaki[?]. Their instruments are not listed.
Not confirmed as a 10-in. master.
Take Date and PlaceTakeStatusLabel Name/NumberFormatNote Hide Additional Titles
3/20/1931 New York, New York. Studio 4 1 Master Timely Tunes C-1558 10-in.
3/20/1931 New York, New York. Studio 4 2 Hold

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Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Victor matrix ABRC-64894. Divorce blues / Frank Luther," accessed May 8, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/800033823/ABRC-64894-Divorce_blues.

Victor matrix ABRC-64894. Divorce blues / Frank Luther. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 8, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/800033823/ABRC-64894-Divorce_blues.

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