Victor matrix BRC-64895. Divorce blues / Eddie Bell

Divorce blues (Primary title)Disc label
Authors and ComposersNotes
Frank Luther (composer)
Frank Luther (lyricist)
Composer information source: U.S. Copyright Office files.
PersonnelNotes Hide Additional Titles
Eddie Bell (vocalist : tenor vocal)Pseudonym on Vi 23547 for Frank Luther. Listed in Victor ledgers as "Bud Billings."
Frank Novak (instrumentalist : violin)
Frank Novak (instrumentalist : ukulele)
Frank Luther (vocalist : tenor vocal)
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.
Source(s): Russell (performers' roles); Victor blue history card; trade catalog; Victor ledgers; disc.
Victor ledgers: "Mr. Oberstein, present"; "Made for special listing, per EOO."
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.
Victor disc label: "Singing with novelty orchestra."
Take Date and PlaceTakeStatusLabel Name/NumberFormatNote Hide Additional Titles
3/20/1931 New York, New York. Studio 4 1 Master Victor 23547 10-in.


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