Victor matrix BS-77807. I would if I could but I can't / Williams' Washboard Band

TitleSource
I would if I could but I can't (Primary title)Disc label (BHC verso)
Fox trot (Title descriptor)Disc label (BHC verso)
Authors and ComposersNotes
Mitchell Parish (lyricist)
Bing Crosby (composer)
Allan Gray (composer)
Composer information source: Disc label (BHC); sheet music.
PersonnelNotes Hide Additional Titles
Williams' Washboard Band (Musical group)Pseudonym for Tinsley's Washboard Band.
Ted Tinsley (vocalist)
Tinsley's Washboard Band (Musical group)
Harry Williams (vocalist)Pseudonym on BB B-5183 for Ted Tinsley.
Eli E. Oberstein (session supervisor)
  • Description: Washboard band, with male vocal solo
  • Instrumentation: Bass, 3 saxophones, trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano, and washboard
  • Category: Instrumental with vocal refrain
  • Language: English
  • Master Size: 10-in.
Notes
Brian Rust in his Jazz records speculates that, on the basis of listening, this master is the same as BS-77813.
Instrumentation is from Victor ledgers and as is the case with instrumentation listings in the ledgers, it represents the number and type of performers present rather than the exact number of players or instruments played on this master.
Victor ledgers: "Made for Bluebird"; "Mr. Oberstein, present."
Source(s): Bolig Bluebird; Special labels (label listings); Victor blue history card; Victor ledgers.
Take Date and PlaceTakeStatusLabel Name/NumberFormatNote Hide Additional Titles
9/12/1933 Camden, New Jersey. Church Bldg. Studio 2 1 Master Bluebird B-5183 10-in.
9/12/1933 Camden, New Jersey. Church Bldg. Studio 2 1 Master Electradisk 2076 10-in.
9/12/1933 Camden, New Jersey. Church Bldg. Studio 2 1 Master Sunrise S-3263 10-in.

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Victor matrix BS-77807. I would if I could but I can't / Williams' Washboard Band," accessed March 21, 2019, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/800042778/BS-77807-I_would_if_I_could_but_I_cant.

Victor matrix BS-77807. I would if I could but I can't / Williams' Washboard Band. (2019). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 21, 2019, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/800042778/BS-77807-I_would_if_I_could_but_I_cant.

"Victor matrix BS-77807. I would if I could but I can't / Williams' Washboard Band." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2019. Web. 21 March 2019.

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