Victor matrix BRC-70290. That's why darkies were born / Leo Reisman Orchestra

TitleSource
That's why darkies were born (Primary title)Disc label (RDI)
Fox trot (Title descriptor)Disc label (RDI)
Por eso nacieron los negritos (Parallel (translated) title)Victor ledgers
Scandals (Work title)Victor ledgers
Authors and ComposersNotes
Lew Brown (songwriter)
Ray Henderson (songwriter)
Composer information source: Disc label; sheet music.
PersonnelNotes Hide Additional Titles
Leo Reisman Orchestra (Musical group)
Leo Reisman (director)
Jesse Smith (director)Role listed as assistant director in Victor ledgers.
Fred Erdman (session supervisor)
Philip Steele (vocalist)Takes 1 & 2.
Jack Shilkret (instrumentalist : celeste)
Jesse Smith (instrumentalist : clarinet)
Ben W. Gordon (vocalist)Takes 3 & 4.
  • Description: Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo
  • Instrumentation: 4 violins, bass, clarinet, 3 saxophones, 3 trumpets, trombone, guitar, celeste, piano, and traps
  • Category: Instrumental with vocal refrain
  • Language: English
  • Master Size: 10-in.
Notes
Source(s): Rigler-Deutsch Index; Victor blue history card; trade catalog; Victor ledgers.
Victor ledgers: "Mr. Erdman, present."
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Take Date and PlaceTakeStatusLabel Name/NumberFormatNote Hide Additional Titles
10/19/1931 New York, New York. Studio 1 1 Destroy
10/19/1931 New York, New York. Studio 1 2 Not processed/destroy
10/26/1931 New York, New York. Studio 1 3 Master Victor 22856 10-in.
10/26/1931 New York, New York. Studio 1 4 Not processed/destroy

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