The Playlist • Harlem Jazz Odds & Ends (1926–1927)

VIC--20307-A_savoy-bearcats.


SAVOY BEARCATS: Bearcat Stomp

New York: August 23, 1926
Victor 20307  (mx. BVE 36060 – 3)
Released: January 1927 — Deleted 1928

.


THOMAS MORRIS & HIS HOT BABIES with THOMAS [FATS] WALLER:
Red-Hot Dan

Camden, NJ (Church studio): December 1, 1927
Victor 21127  (mx. BVE 40096 – 2)
Released: February 17, 1928 — Deleted 1930

.


FESS WILLIAMS & HIS ROYAL FLUSH ORCHESTRA: Phantom Blues

New York: March 28, 1927
Brunswick 3532  (mx. E 22366)
Note: Rust’s Jazz Records shows mx. 22364, but 22366 appears in the wax of this pressing, both in full form and in the more more usual abbreviated (-66) form.

.

Friday’s Playlist (December 16) • Hot Harlem Bands (1927-1928)


LEROY SMITH & HIS ORCHESTRA: St. Louis Blues

Montgomery Ward M-1140  (mx. BVE-43429-2)
Camden, NJ: February 23, 1928

.


CLARENCE WILLIAMS’ JAZZ KINGS: Walk That Broad
Vocal: Clarence Williams

Columbia 14348-D  (mx. W-146826-3)
New York: August 1, 1928

.


FESS WILLIAMS & HIS ROYAL FLUSH ORCHESTRA: Variety Stomp

Brunswick 3532  (mx. E-22361)
New York: March 28, 1927

Full discographic details on these and more than 36,000 other jazz and jazz-related recordings can be found in Brian Rust’s classic Jazz & Ragtime Records 1897-1942, 6th Edition — now out-of-print in book form but available exclusively from Mainspring Press as a convenient, fully searchable CD.