Victor matrix ABRC-68940. Sugar blues / Fred Armstrong and his Syncopators ; William Massey

TitleSource
Sugar blues (Primary title)Disc label (BHC verso)
Slow fox trot (Title descriptor)Disc label (BHC verso)
Authors and ComposersNotes
Lucy Fletcher (lyricist)Listed on Victor and Bluebird disc labels as "C. Fletcher."
Clarence Williams (composer)
Composer information source: Disc label (BHC).
PersonnelNotes Hide Additional Titles
Fred Armstrong and his Syncopators (Musical group)Pseudonym on Timely Tunes C-1587 for Blanche Calloway and her Joy Boys.
William Massey (vocalist)
Blanche Calloway and her Joy Boys (Musical group)
Blanche Calloway (leader)
Clarence E. Smith (instrumentalist : trumpet)
Eli E. Oberstein (session supervisor)
  • Description: Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and trumpet solo
  • Instrumentation: 3 saxophones, 3 cornets, trombone, tuba, banjo, piano, and traps
  • Category: Instrumental with vocal refrain
  • Language: English
  • Master Size: 10-in.
Notes
Source(s): Victor blue history card; Victor ledgers.
Victor ledgers note the master as "experimental."
Ledgers: "Hot dance"; "Mr. Oberstein, present"; "Recorded through R.C.A. system."
Timely Tunes disc label states, "with vocal refrain"; it is not confirmed that William Massey sings on this matrix.
Take Date and PlaceTakeStatusLabel Name/NumberFormatNote Hide Additional Titles
3/27/1931 Camden, New Jersey. Church Bldg. Studio 2 1 Master Timely Tunes C-1587 10-in.

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Victor matrix ABRC-68940. Sugar blues / Fred Armstrong and his Syncopators ; William Massey," accessed June 28, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/800035585/ABRC-68940-Sugar_blues.

Victor matrix ABRC-68940. Sugar blues / Fred Armstrong and his Syncopators ; William Massey. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 28, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/800035585/ABRC-68940-Sugar_blues.

"Victor matrix ABRC-68940. Sugar blues / Fred Armstrong and his Syncopators ; William Massey." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 28 June 2022.

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