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Auction Number 144 ­- AUCTION Closing Date: Monday, 13 June, 2010



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K2127 - K2238 are Personality, popular & Jazz 78rpm records



K2127. MAURICE CHEVALIER: Pruneaux-Figues (Yvain) / Chanson pour moi (Mercier). 11½” AC brown paper label H & D Paris Pathé 4399 (2767/59), recorded 1922. A to M-A, lovely copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 25

K2128. MAURICE CHEVALIER: Là-Haut – Si vous n’aimez pas ça / Couplets de ‘Là-Haut’ (Yvain). 11½” AC brown paper label H & D Paris Pathé 2058 (4841/40), recorded 1923. M-A, Exemplary! MB 25

K2129. MAURICE CHEVALIER & DRANEM (Armand Ménard): Là-Haut – Duo de inseparables / MARY MALBOS: Parce que…(Yvain). 11½” AC brown paper label H & D Paris Pathé 2059 (4839/05), recorded 1923. (These are All Creator Recordings from Là-Haut, 31 March, 1923, Bouffes-Parisiens.) M-A, Exemplary! MB 25

K2130. MAURICE CHEVALIER: Dédé – Pour bien réussir dans la chausseure / J’ose pas (Christiné). 11½” AC brown paper label H & D Paris Pathé 2030 (3410/11), recorded 1922. M-A, choice copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 25

K2131. MAURICE CHEVALIER: Dédé – Je m’donne / MAURICE CHEVALIER & ANDRÉ URBAN: Dans la vie faut pas s’en faire (Christiné). 11½” AC brown paper label H & D Paris Pathé 2031 (3412/13), recorded 1922. M-A, Exemplary! MB 25

K2132. MAURICE CHEVALIER & ALICE COCÉA: Dédé – Si j’avais su / ALICE COCÉA: Et voila comme (Christiné). 11½” AC brown paper label H & D Paris Pathé 2032 (3420/22), recorded 1922. M-A, Exemplary! (These are All Creator Recordings from Dédé, 10 Nov., 1921, Bouffes-Parisiens.) MB 25

“…Maurice Chevalier, making a formidable first appearance in operetta after having starred at the Casino de Paris with Mistinguett the previous season…brought down the house with ‘Pour bien réussir dans la chausseure’, and even more famously, ‘Dans la vie faut pas s’en faire’.”
- Richard Traubner, OPERETTA, A THEATRICAL HISTORY, p.309


K2133. MAURICE CHEVALIER, w.Leonard Joy Cond.: Innocents of Paris – Louise / w.Griselle Cond.: Wait ‘till you see ‘Ma chérie’. 10” EL black Orth V 21918, POM-14 / 15 March, 1929. M-A, Exemplary! MB 15

K2134. MAURICE CHEVALIER, w.Leonard Joy Cond.: Innocents of Paris – It’s a habit of mine / On top of the world, alone. 10” EL black Orth V 22007, POM-14 March, 1929. M-A, Exemplary! MB 15

K2135. MAURICE CHEVALIER, w.Griselle Cond.: Innocents of Paris – Les Ananas / Valentine (1929 Version). 10” EL black Orth V 22093, POM-15 March, 1929. A-, very decent copy has lt. rubs, inaud. MB 10

K2136. MAURICE CHEVALIER, w.Griselle Cond.: Innocents of Paris – Valentine (1929 Version) / Avec le Sourire – Les mots qu’on voudrait dire. 10” EL plum HMV X.4862, POM-15 March, 1929 / 1936. M-A, lovely copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 10

K2137. MAURICE CHEVALIER, w.Leonard Joy Cond.: Fifty Million Frenchmen – You’ve got that thing (Cole Porter) / The Love Parade – Paris, stay the same. 10” EL black Orth V 22294, POM-25 Jan., 1930, ‘Takes’ 1 / 3 (each of two issued ‘takes’). A to M-A, choice copy has few lt. rubs, positively inaud. MB 15

K2138. MAURICE CHEVALIER, w.Leonard Joy Cond.: Fifty Million Frenchmen – You’ve got that thing (Cole Porter) / The Love Parade – Paris, stay the same. 10” EL black Orth V 22294, POM-25 Jan., 1930, ‘Takes’ 1 / 3 (each of two issued ‘takes’). A to M-A, choice copy has few lt. rubs, positively inaud. MB 15

K2139. MAURICE CHEVALIER, w.Leonard Joy Cond.: Fifty Million Frenchmen – You’ve got that thing (Cole Porter) / The Love Parade – Paris, stay the same. 10” EL black Orth V 22294, POM-25 Jan., 1930, ‘Takes’ 2 / 2 (each of two issued ‘takes’). A to M-A, choice copy has few lt. rubs, positively inaud. MB 15

K2140. MAURICE CHEVALIER, w.Leonard Joy Cond.: The Love Parade – My love parade / Nobody’s using it now. 10” EL black Orth V 22285, POM-22 Jan., 1930. A to M-A, choice copy has few lt. rubs, positively inaud. MB 15

K2141. MAURICE CHEVALIER, w.Leonard Joy Cond.: Hello! Beautiful! / Walkin’ my baby back home. 10” EL black Orth V 22634, POM-22 Feb., 1931. A-B, very decent copy has few lt. rubs, positively inaud.; Sd. 2 only has tiny pap. scr, also inaud. MB 15

K2142. MAURICE CHEVALIER, w.Leonard Joy Cond.: One Hour With You – What would you do? / Oh! that Mitzi! 10” EL plum PW HMV B 4173, POM-24 Feb., 1932. M-A, Exemplary! MB 10

K2143. MAURICE CHEVALIER, w.Bouillon Cond.: Parade du Monde – Quand un vicomte / Un tout p’tit peu. 10” EL plum Disque Gram. K-7587, POM-1935. M-A, Exemplary! MB 15

K2144. MAURICE CHEVALIER: Je vais sur mon chemin / Le Silence est d’Or – Pour les amants. 10” EL plum HMV JO 75, POM-c.1941. M-A, choice copy has, Sd. 1 only, wee ec, not to grooves. MB 10

K2145. MAURICE CHEVALIER: J’ai peur de coucher tout seul / En plus grand. 10” EL plum PW Disque Gram. K-6052, POM-1930. A-B, very decent copy has lt. rubs & occasional tiny scr, inaud. MB 10

K2146. MAURICE CHEVALIER, w.Fred Freed Orch.: J’Avais Sept Filles – Demain j’ai vingt ans / C’est l’amour, mais oui. 10” EL black London P.18226. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 15

K2147. MAURICE CHEVALIER, w.Fred Freed Orch.: L’orientale / Madam’ Madame. 10” EL black London P.18227. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 15

K2147a. MAURICE CHEVALIER, w.Nat Finston Orch.: Mimi (Richard Rodgers) / Un tout p’tit peu (Moretti). 10” EL black RCA 25-0106. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 15 K2148. MAURICE CHEVALIER, w.Henri René Orch.: Valentine (1947 Version) (Christiné), 2s. 10” EL black RCA 25-1090, POM-1947. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 15

K2149. MAURICE CHEVALIER, w.Raymond Legrand Orch.: Les Parigots / Ma Pomme – T’en fais pas fiston. 10” EL black Canadian Decca 240240. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 15

K2150. MAURICE CHEVALIER, w.Raymond Legrand Orch.: Mesdames Oh! Mesdames / Ma Pomme – Y a tant d’amour. 10” EL black Canadian Decca 240242. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 15

K2151. MAURICE CHEVALIER, w.Raymond Legrand Orch.: Mome de mome / Ma Pomme (Nouvelle version). 10” EL dark-blue Canadian Decca 240429. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 15

“Maurice Chevalier was a French actor, singer, and popular vaudeville entertainer. He is noted as a Sprechgesang performer. Chevalier's signature songs included ‘Louise’, ‘Mimi’, ‘Valentine’, and ‘Thank Heaven for Little Girls’. His trademark was a boater hat, which he always wore on stage with his tuxedo. In 1909, he became the partner of the biggest female star in France, Fréhel. However, due to her alcoholism and drug addiction, their liaison ended in 1911. Chevalier then started a relationship with 36-year-old Mistinguett at the Folies Bergère where he was her 23 year old dance partner; they eventually played out a public romance.”

K2152. MARLENE DIETRICH, w.Holländer Orch.: Der Blaue Engel – Ich bin die fesche Lola / Kinder heut’ Abend such ich mir was aus (both Cond. by the Composer). 10” EL plum HMV EG 1802, POM-1930. A, lovely copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 10

K2153a. MARLENE DIETRICH, w.Holländer Orch.: Der Blaue Engel – Wenn ich mir was Wünschen dürfte (Cond. by the Composer) / w.Spoliansky Cond.: Leben ohne Liebe kannst du nicht. 10” EL plum PW HMV EG 2265, only form of issue, 1930 / 12 March, 1931. M-A, lovely copy has label sticker, Sd.1. MB 10

K2153. MARLENE DIETRICH, w.Holländer Orch.: Der Blaue Engel – Nimm dich in acht vor blonden Frauen / Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuss auf Liebe (both Cond. by the Composer). 10” EL plum HMV EG 1770, POM-1930. A, lovely copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 10

“The Blue Angel (German: Der blaue Engel) is a film directed by Josef von Sternberg in 1930. The film is considered to be the first major German sound film and it brought world fame to actress Marlene Dietrich. In addition, it introduced her signature song, Friedrich Holländer's ‘Falling in Love Again (Can't Help It)’.”

K2154. MARLENE DIETRICH & ROSEMARY CLOONEY: Too old to cut the mustard (Carlisle) / w.Jimmy Carroll Cond.: Good for nothin’ (Wilder). 10” EL Col. 39812, only form of issue, 18 / 19 Aug., 1952. M-A, Exemplary! MB 12

K2155. FANNY BRICE: If we could only take her word, 2s. 10” AC Col. A2122, only form of issue, 18 Feb., 1916 (Brice’s first recording session). A to M-A, choice copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 20

K2156. FANNY BRICE: Oh, how I hate that fellow Nathan / I’m and Indian. 10” AC blue V 45303, only form of issue, 15 / 18 Nov., 1921. M-A, superb copy has, Sd. 2 only, infinitesimal pap. scr, positively inaud. MB 20

K2157. FANNY BRICE: Becky is back in the ballet / The Shiek of Avenue B. 10” AC blue V 45323, only form of issue, 13 / 14 July, 1922. A-, very decent copy has lt. rubs & few lt. scrs, inaud. MB 12

K2158. FANNY BRICE: Ziegfeld Follies of 1921 – Second-hand Rose / My man (1921 Version). 10” AC blue V 45263, only form of issue, 8 / 15 Nov., 1921. A to M-A, choice copy has, Sd. 1 only, faint nr at end. MB 15

K2159. FANNY BRICE: Mrs Cohen at the beach, 2s. 10” EL black Orth V 21211, only form of issue, 20 / 21 Dec., 1927. M-A, Exemplary! MB 25

K2160. FANNY BRICE: My Man – If you want the rainbow / I’d rather be blue. 10” EL black Orth V 21815, POM-14 Dec., 1928. M-A, appears unplayed, exceptional for this series! MB 25

K2161. FANNY BRICE: Be Yourself! – When a woman loves a man / Cooking breakfast for the one I love. 10” EL black Orth V 22310, POM-15 Jan., 1930. A-, lovely copy has few lt. rubs, inaud. MB 15

K2162. FANNY BRICE, w.Hanley Stafford: Baby Snooks Learns, 6s. 3-10” EL white & red Capitol 6154/59, POM-1949, in Orig. Album DC-3081. A-B, very decent copy has lt. rubs & occasional scrs, momentarily audible. MB 15, the Set.

“Fanny Brice starred in the Ziegfeld Follies in the 1920s and 1930s. A pioneer female comic, she was one of the most popular Jewish entertainers of her day. And her fame became even greater when Barbra Streisand played the starring role in Brice’s life story, Funny Girl (1968). From 1938 until her death in 1951 Brice had an incredibly successful radio show based on just one character, Baby Snooks, a precocious, bratty toddler. This album of three double-sided 78 rpm recordings was produced in 1949 on the Capitol Records label.”
- Maxine Schackman, Judaica Sound Archives, 4 Nov., 2009


K2163. BLANCHE RING: Come, Josephine, in my flying machine. 10" AC purple Pat. '08 V 60032, only form of issue, 22 Dec., 1910. M-A, Exemplary! MB 20

K2164. BLANCHE RING: Yip! I adee! I Aye. 10" AC black Pat. '08 V 5692, POM-20 March, 1909. A to M-A, choice copy of Original Issue has few superficial mks, positively inaud. MB 15

K2165. BLANCHE RING: Yip! I adee! I Aye. 10" AC purple Pat. '08 V 60017, POM-20 March, 1909. A to M-A, choice copy has few superficial mks, positively inaud. MB 10

"’I've Got Rings on My Fingers’ was introduced when Blanche performed in The Midnight Sons in 1909. Her recording of the song for RCA Victor is listed as one of Billboard's top hits of that year, along with her recordings of ‘Yip-I-Addy-I-Aye"’ and ‘The Billiken Man’."

K2166. COLE PORTER: Thank you so much, Mrs Lowsborough-Goodby / Anything Goes – You're the Top (“At words poetic I’m so pathetic that I always have found it best instead of getting them off my chest, to let ‘em rest, unexpressed….”) (both Sung by the Composer). 10" EL black Orth V 24766, POM-26 Oct., 1934. A to M-A, lovely copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. Most Elusive! MB 25

“Cole Porter loved to write songs with lists of various items. ‘You’re the Top’ is probably the best known of these list songs. It was written for the Broadway show Anything Goes in 1934. Porter composed it during a cruise on Germany’s Rhine River. He asked his fellow passengers to tell him what they considered important in their lives, or important in general, and Porter worked them into the lyric. For the record, he names an astonishing 37 persons, places and things in the course of the song. Anything Goes hit Broadway soon after the end of Prohibition and as the nation was beginning to see the first glimmers that it could escape the Great Depression, ‘You're the Top’ helped lift the nation's spirits. Actually there are many variations on ‘You’re the Top’, with the list changing with the times. This above version is the one Porter himself recorded in 1934. Porter wasn’t much of a singer, but he more than makes up for that with his enthusiasm and sense of fun.”

K2167. FLORENCE DESMOND (Impersonating Janet Gaynor, Jimmy Durante, Greta Garbo, Tallulah Bankhead, Marlene Dietrich, Zasu Pitts, Gracie Fields & Marie Dressler), w.Ray Noble Orch.: A Hollywood Party, 2s. 10” EL plum PW HMV B 4264, POM-25 July, 1932. A to M-A, lovely copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 12

K2168. THE HARMONIZERS (Charles Hart, Billy Jones, Steve Porter & Harry Donaghy): Breezin’ along with the breeze / Barcelona. 10” EL burgundy Harmony 218-H, only form of issue, 13 July, 1926. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 10

K2169. ELIDA MORRIS: Kiss me (Irving Berlin) / ADA JONES & BILLY MURRAY: The bell of the barber’s ball (George M. Cohan [as McCohan]). 10” AC black Pat.’10 V 16807, only form of issue, 13 Sept. / 14 Oct., 1910. M-A, beautiful copy has faintest nr, each side, positively inaud. MB 15

K2170. EVELYN HERBERT, w.Shield Cond.: The New Moon – One kiss / Lover, come back to me (Romberg). 10” EL black Orth V 21883, only form of issue, 28 Dec., 1928 / 5 Feb., 1929 (Sd. 2 being ‘Take’ 8 [of two issued ‘Takes’]) (Creator Record, 19 Sept., 1928, Imperial Theatre, New York.) A to M-A, lovely copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 15

K2171. BEBE DANIELS, w.Baravelli Cond.: Rio Rita – You’re always in my arms / If you’re in love, you’ll waltz. 10” EL black Orth V 22132, POM-16 Sept., 1929. A-, lovely copy has lt. rubs, inaud. MB 15

K2172. JOHN BOLES, w.Shields Cond.: Cameo Kirby (Song of the West) – Romance / After a million dreams. 10” EL black Orth V 22230, only form of issue, 15 Nov., 1929. M-A, appears unplayed, but tiny ipc appears Sd.2. MB 15

K2173. GID TANNER and his Skillet-Lickers, w.RILEY PUCKETT: Ya gotta quit kickin’ my dog aroun’ / Turkey in the straw. 10” EL black Viva-Tonal Col. 15084-D, only form of issue, 17 April, 1926. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 15

“George Riley Puckett was a country music pioneer mostly known for being a member of Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers. In 1924 Puckett accompanied fiddler Gid Tanner to New York, where they recorded twelve songs and tunes for the Columbia Phonograph Company. They were the first country-music artists to record for that firm. These recording sessions yielded vocal selections by Puckett and fiddle tunes by Tanner. Puckett was a charter member of the influential string band Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers and continued to record with the group through their last session in 1934. Riley Puckett was one of the nationally known pioneer country music artists who gained experience and exposure at the Georgia Old-Time Fiddlers Conventions, held in Atlanta between 1913 and 1935.”

K2174. HELEN MORGAN, w.Baravelli Cond.: Show Boat – Can’t help lovin’ dat man / Bill (Hammerstein & Kern) (1928 Versions). 10” EL black Orth V 21238, POM-14 Feb., 1928. A to M-A, choice copy of Original 1928 Issue. MB 15

K2175. HELEN MORGAN, w.Victor Young Cond.: Show Boat – Can’t help lovin’ dat man / Bill (Hammerstein & Kern) (1932 Versions). 12” EL red PW Col. 55005, POM-9 Aug., 1932. (Creator Record, 27 Dec., 1927, Ziegfeld Theatre, New York.) M-A, Exemplary! MB 12

K2176. HELEN MORGAN, w.Shilkret Cond.: Frankie and Johnny – Give me a heart to sing to / Frankie and Johnny. 10” EL black Orth V 24650, POM-21 March, 1934, only form of issue, Sd. 2. M-A, Exemplary! Most Elusive! MB 35

“A quintessential torch singer, Helen Morgan made a big splash in the Chicago club scene in the 1920s. She starred as Julie LaVerne in the original Broadway production of Hammerstein and Kern's musical Show Boat in 1927 as well as in the 1932 Broadway revival of the musical, and appeared in two film adaptations, becoming firmly associated with the rôle. She sang ‘Bill’ (lyrics by P.G. Wodehouse, music by Jerome Kern) and ‘Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man’ in two stage runs and two film productions of Show Boat over a span of 11 years. After appearing in the 1929 film version of Show Boat, Morgan went on to star in Kern and Hammerstein's Broadway musical, Sweet Adeline. In the musical, Morgan introduced the songs ‘Why Was I Born’ and ‘Don't Ever Leave Me’.”

K2177. SPIKE JONES: When Yuba plays the rumba on the tuba / Laura. 10” EL black RCA 20-2118, only form of issue, 6 May, 1946, Sd. 1 label Autographed in white ink by Spike Jones. M-A, Exemplary! MB 15

K2178. ELSIE JANIS: Fo' de Law'd's sake play a waltz (Sung by the Composer). 10" AC purple Pat.'12 V 60091, POM-22 Oct., 1912. M-A, choice copy of Original 1912 Issue. MB 20

“A child prodigy who performed at the White House for President McKinley, Elsie Janis burst to stardom on Broadway while still a teenager doing clever imitations of famous Americans. But it was her legacy as the first person to entertain troops on the front lines in war-ravaged France that bestowed immortality on her and gave her the nickname ‘The Sweetheart of the A.E.F.’."

K2179. GEORGE GERSHWIN (Pf.): Oh, Kay! – Do-do-do / Someone to watch over me (both Played by the Composer). 10” EL black Viva-Tonal Col. 809-D, POM-8 Nov., 1926. A to M-A, choice copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 25

K2180. ALEC TEMPLETON: Vocal Impressions (Tenor saxist, French vocalist, American vocalist) (Played & ‘Sung’ by the Composer) / ETHEL MERMAN: Why do they call a Private a Private? (Hayes & Loesser). 12” EL vinyl V Disc 368, only form of issue, Live Broadcasts, 6 Nov., 1944, from Studio 8-H, Radio City, New York / Camp Shanks’ ‘Blueprint Special’ Show, 1944, preceeded by Merman’s spoken introduction. A-B, very decent copy has the customary rubs & very lt. scrs, endemic to this series. MB 25

K2181. ALEC TEMPLETON: Ida (Munson) / Big Ben bounce (Played by the Composer). 10” EL Atlantic 1034. M-A, Exemplary! MB 12

K2182. ALEC TEMPLETON: Humming blues (Played by the Composer) / Some of these days (Brooks). 10” EL PW Col. 35697, only form of issue, 8 July, 1940. M-A, lovely copy has tiny edge bite to 1st groove, not affecting playing. MB 8

K2183. ALEC TEMPLETON: Star dust (Hoagy Carmichael) / And the angels sing (as it might be presented at the Metropolitan Opera House) (Johnny Mercer & Ziggy Elman). 10” EL black PW V 26353, only form of issue, 16 Aug., 1939. A to M-A, lovely copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 12

K2184. ALEC TEMPLETON: Man with new radio (Musical caricature) / Hazy and blue (both Played by the Composer). 10” EL black PW V 26348, only form of issue, 16 Aug., 1939. M-A, Exemplary! MB 12

K2185. ALEC TEMPLETON: Three little fishies (Itty bitty pool) (Saxie Dowell) / Night and day (Cole Porter). 10” EL black PW V 26402, only form of issue, 16 Aug., 1939. A/M-A, lovely copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 12

K2186. ALEC TEMPLETON: Body and soul (Green) / Mary had a little lamb (arr. Alec Templeton). 10” EL black PW V 26668, only form of issue, 16 Aug., 1939. M-A, Exemplary! MB 12

K2187. ALEC TEMPLETON: Longing / Pines (both Played by the Composer). 10” EL Gramophone Shop GSV 1012, only form of issue, 1938. M-A, Exemplary! MB 12

K2188. ALEC TEMPLETON: Voyage à la lune / Mother’s lullaby; Friendship (all Played by the Composer). 10” EL Gramophone Shop GSV 1013, only form of issue, 1938. M-A/A, lovely copy has, Sd. 2 only, few lt. rubs, inaud. MB 10

“It is often said that no one can convincingly satirise something unless he both understands and loves that which he intends satirising. That was never truer than in the case of Alec Templeton: he was a superb musical satirist and he took aim at the very musical forms he knew and loved best….he left behind a host of imitators, which is perhaps the sincerest form of flattery….he also left a rich recorded legacy.”
- Greg Cormick, Program Notes to Flapper CD


K2189. ALEC TEMPLETON: Topsy Turvy Suite #1 – Bach goes to town / Topsy Turvy Suite #2 – Soldier’s minuet (both Played by the Composer). 10” EL Gramophone Shop GSV 1010, only form of issue, 1938. A to M-A, lovely copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud.; Sd. 1 only has harmless tiny edge lam. MB 8

K2190. ALEC TEMPLETON: Topsy Turvy Suite #3 – Undertaker’s toccata / Ghost rhapsody (both Played by the Composer). 10” EL Gramophone Shop GSV 1011, only form of issue, 1938. A to M-A, lovely copy has few lt. rubs, inaud. MB 8

K2191. ALEC TEMPLETON: Improvisation on five varied melodies (incl. Ride of the Valkyries, Lambeth walk, etc.) / The music goes ‘round and around (as it might have been written by Mozart, Johann Strauss and Handel). 10” EL Gramophone Shop GSV 1009, only form of issue, 1938. M-A, Exemplary! MB 12

K2192. ALEC TEMPLETON: The lost chord (as written by Sir Arthur Sullivan, and as it might have been written for a Gilbert & Sullivan opera) / Alec Templeton in his impression of an amateur performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore. 10” EL Gramophone Shop GSV 1008, only form of issue, 1938. M-A, Exemplary! MB 12

K2193. ALEC TEMPLETON: Alec Templeton in his impression of old-fashioned Italian Grand Opera / A trip through a music conservatory. 10” EL Gramophone Shop GSV 1006, only form of issue, 1938. M-A, Exemplary! MB 12

K2194. ALEC TEMPLETON: Alec Templeton in his impression of the shortest Wagnerian opera / Two German lieder singers. 10” EL Gramophone Shop GSV 1007, only form of issue, 1938. M-A, Exemplary! MB 12

K2195. ALEC TEMPLETON: Musical Portraits, incl. Bach tours Radio City; Mozart Matriculates; As Brünnhilde's Battle Cry might be sung by an American Crooner; Opera Presentation of 'South of the Border'; Sousa and Strauss in reverse; A sultry day in New York (all Played & Sung by the Composer), 6s. 3-10” EL black PW V 26492/94, only form of issue, 23 Jan., 1940, in Orig. Album P-19. M-A, Exemplary! MB 25, the Set.

“Alec Templeton was a Welsh composer, pianist and satirist. Blind from birth, he studied at London's Royal Academy. In 1936, he moved from Wales to the United States as a member of Jack Hylton's Jazz Band, where he played with a number of orchestras and gave his first radio performances on The Rudy Vallée Show, The Chase and Sanborn Hour, Kraft Music Hall and The Magic Key. Signing a recording contract with RCA Victor in 1939, he made a string of amusing sides including ‘Man with New Radio’, ‘Mendelssohn Mows 'em Down’, and a pseudo-operatic rendering of ‘And the Angels Sing’ (written by the Italian composer Ziggy Elmano). A set of three 78rpm records called Musical Portraits was issued by RCA Victor as catalog number P-19; it continued in the catalog until the late 40s, and included ‘Mozart Matriculates’. In 1942 he did eight sides for Decca, six of them released as a three-record set with catalog number A-314.”

K2196. BEATRICE LILLIE: I hate Spring (Hamilton) / Set to Music – Weary of it all (Noël Coward). 10” EL Liberty Music Shop L-250, only form of issue, 13 Feb., 1939. A to M-A Elusive! MB 15

K2197. BEATRICE LILLIE: At Home Abroad – Paree / Flying colors – Mother told me so (Schwartz & Dietz). 10” EL Liberty Music Shop L-189, only form of issue, 31 Oct., 1935. M-A, Exemplary! MB 12

K2198. BEATRICE LILLIE: At Home Abroad – Get yourself a Geisha (It’s better with your shoes off) (Schwartz & Dietz) / w.Hugh French (Pf.): Set to Music – Three white feathers (Noël Coward). 10” EL Liberty Music Shop L-251, only form of issue, 13 Feb., 1939. M-A, Exemplary! MB 12

K2199. BEATRICE LILLIE, w.Will Irwin (Pf.): Set to Music – Mad about the boy (School girl version / Cockney maid version) (Noël Coward), 2s. 10” EL Liberty Music Shop L-249, w.Addison Foster half-label superimposed, only form of issue, 13 Feb., 1939. A to M-A, lovely copy has, Sd. 2 only, sev. tiny harmless edge lams. MB 12

K2200. BEATRICE LILLIE, w.Will Irwin (Pf.): Set to Music – Marvelous party (Noël Coward) / The gutter song (Shelton). 10” EL Liberty Music Shop L-252, only form of issue, 13 Feb., 1939. M-A MB 12

K2201. BEATRICE LILLIE, w.Sam Walsh (Pf.): I’m a campfire girl (Crooker) / He was a gentleman (Gorney). 10” EL Gramophone Shop GSV 1003, only form of issue, 3 July, 1934. M-A, Exemplary! MB 15

K2202. BEATRICE LILLIE, w.Sam Walsh (Pf.): There are fairies at the bottom of our garden (Liza Lehmann) / Snoops, the lawyer (Ruby). 10” EL Gramophone Shop GSV 1002, only form of issue, 3 July, 1934. A to M-A, lovely copy has few lt. rubs, inaud. MB 12

K2203. BEATRICE LILLIE, w.Edward Cooper (Pf.): Baby didn’t know (Gideon) / A baby’s best friend (Rogers & Hart). 10" EL black Orth V 25165, POM-24 Oct., 1934. A, lovely copy has lt. rubs, inaud.; Sd. 1 primarily has minor edge burn, not to grooves. MB 15

K2204. BEATRICE LILLIE, w.Roy Ross Cond.: Souvenir Album, incl. Lady Windermere’s fan; The yodeling goldfish; Clop! Clip! Clop!; Honey, ma’ love; Wind ‘round my heart; Oh for a night in the ballroom, 6s. 6-10" EL black Decca 24392/94, in Orig. Album A-633. M-A, choice copy has, Sd., 3 only, few infinitesimal pap. scrs, inaud. MB 20, the Set.

K2205. BEATRICE LILLIE, w.Vincent Youmans (Pf.): Oh, Please! – Like he loves me / Nicodemus (Acc. by the Composer). 10” EL black Orth V 20361, only form of issue, 27 Nov., 1926, (Creator Record, 17 Dec., 1926, Fulton Theatre, New York.). A-, very decent copy has lt. rubs & few superficial scrs, inaud. MB 15

“Beatrice (or Bea) Lillie, as she would be known professionally, took advantage of her gift for witty satire that made her a stage success for more than 50 years. In her revues, she utilized sketches, songs, and parody that won her lavish praise from the New York Times after her 1924 New York début. In some of her best known bits, she would solemnly parody the flowery performing style of earlier decades, mining such songs as ‘There are Fairies at the Bottom of our Garden’ and ‘Mother Told Me So’ for every double entendre, while other numbers (‘Get Yourself a Geisha’ and ‘Snoops the Lawyer’, for example) showcased her exquisite sense of the absurd. Throughout her career as a revue performer, Lillie's contracts almost invariably stipulated that she would not make her first entrance onstage until at least half an hour into the show; by that point, every other act in the revue had made its first appearance and the audience would be keenly awaiting the entrance of Miss Lillie, the star of the evening.”

K2206. JACK HULBERT: The Camels are Coming – Who’s been polishing the sun? / Roadhouse – What a little moonlight can do. 10” EL plum PW HMV B.8238, only form of issue, 1934. A to M-A, choice copy has faintest pap. rubs, inaud. MB 10

K2207. JACK HULBERT: Miss what’s her name / Dancing Lady – My dancing lady. 10” EL plum PW HMV B.8147, only form of issue, 1934. A-, very decent copy has lt. rubs, inaud. MB 8

“Born in Ely, Cambridgeshire, Hulbert was educated at Cambridge and appeared in many shows and revues, mainly with the Cambridge Footlights. He was one of the earliest famous alumni of the comedy club. After Cambridge, he earned recognition and fame performing in musicals and light comedies. He made his film début in Elstree Calling (1930); appearing opposite his wife and frequent stage and screen co-star Cicely Courtneidge whom he had married in 1916. His marriage to Cicely Courtneidge lasted for 62 years until his death.”

K2208. Voice of the Stars, incl. Gracie Fields, Charles Laughton, Leslie Henson, Albert Burdon, Evelyn Laye, Lew Ayres, Mae West, Stanley Lupino, Gordon Harker, George Arliss, Bobby Howes / Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Jack Hulbert, Cicely Courtneidge, Laurel & Hardy, Katherine Hepburn, Janet Gaynor, Frederic March, Norma Shearer, Jack Buchanan, Diana Wynyard. 10” EL green & red Regal Zonophone MR 1234, only form of issue, 1934. M-A, Exemplary! MB 20

K2209. VERNON DALHART: When the work’s all done this fall / FRANKIE WALLACE: Riding on the elevated railroad. 10” white & black Cameo 9111. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

K2210. SHANNON QUARTET (a.k.a. Shannon Four & The Revelers): A little bit of heaven / Where the river Shannon flows. 10” EL black Viva-Tonal Col. 746-D, only form of issue, 30 Aug., 1926. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 15

K2211. JAMES CLAFFY: Laughing Molly / Kerry Man’s rambles; Mountain dew. 10” EL green Viva-Tonal Col. 33151-F, only form of issue, 1927. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 10

K2212. FRANK FARRELL and his Greenwich Village Inn Orch.: Charmaine! (w.Arthur Fields, Vocal) / LOU GOLD Orch.: A little girl, a little boy, a little moon (w.Jimmy Kern, Vocal). 10” EL blue Velvet Tone 1445-V, only form of issue, 3 / 13 June, 1927. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 10

K2213. THE HARMONIANS: What’ll you do? / The Merry World – I fell head over heels in love. 10” EL burgundy Harmony 540-H, only form of issue, 19 Nov., 1927. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 10

K2214. HARRY C. BROWNE: Polly wolly doodle / Push dem clouds away. 10” EL black Viva-Tonal Col. 1359-D, only form of issue, 21 Feb., 1928. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 10

K2215. ARTHUR FIELDS: Laugh, clown, laugh / I wanna sail away with you. 10” AC red Grey Gull 2392, recorded 1922. M-A, appears unplayed, albeit few greyed grooves, beg. Sd.1. MB 8

K2216. ARTHUR FIELDS: When the role is called up yonder / BOB THOMAS: Throw out the life line. 10” AC red Grey Gull 4069, recorded 1922. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

K2217. ARTHUR FIELDS: A bird in a gilded cage / Break the news to mother. 10” EL red Grey Gull 4178, recorded 1928. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

K2218. STEVE PORTER: Flanagan at the vocal teacher’s / STEVE PORTER & ERNEST HARE: The Arkansas traveler. 10” AC red Grey Gull 4112, recorded 1920. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

K2219. VERNON DALHART (as Jeff Calhoun): May I sleep in your barn tonight, Mister? / FRANCIS HEROLD: When I saw sweet Nellie home. 10” AC red Grey Gull 4118, recorded 1920. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

K2220. WESTELL GORDON: When you’re not here / VERNON DALHART (as Vel Veteran): There’s a rainbow ‘round my shoulder. 10” EL red Grey Gull 2437, recorded 1928. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

K2221. AL BERNARD: The preacher and the bear / The sting of the bumble bee. 10” EL red Grey Gull 4167, recorded 1928. M-A, appears unplayed, despite occasional rub. MB 8

K2222. AL BERNARD: Rufus Green at the circus / Rufus Green at the huskin’ bee. 10” EL red Grey Gull 4257, recorded 1928. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

K2223. AL BERNARD: Ida sweet as apple cider / JOHN RYAN: My old New Hampshire home. 10” EL red Grey Gull 4198, recorded 1928. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

K2224. JOHN RYAN: After the ball was over / Do they ever think of me at home? 10” pale-blue Radiex 4151. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

K2225. JOHN RYAN: Carolina moon / LEW IRVING: Life without you is just a bubble. 10” pale-blue Radiex 2446. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

K2226. JOHN RYAN: Carry me back to old Virginny / ARTHUR FIELDS: Lone trail rose. 10” pale-blue Radiex 4123. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

K2227. JOHN RYAN: All by yourself in the moonlight / LEW IRVING: Every day. 10” pale-blue Radiex 2452. M-A, appears unplayed, albeit faint pap. scr, Sd.1, inaud. MB 8

K2228. ARTHUR FIELDS: Tell mother I’ll be there / WESTELL GORDON: Ben Bolt. 10” pale-blue Radiex 4127. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

K2229. STEVE PORTER: Flanagan’s second hand car / STEVE PORTER & BILLY JONES: Hy and Si and the line fence. 10” pale-blue Radiex 4002. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

K2230. JEANNE WILLARD (Whistler): Listen to the mocking bird / The song bird. 10” pale-blue Radiex 4061. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

K2231. ARTHUR FIELDS: Captain Jinks / HONEY DUKE: Hand me down my walking cane. 10” pale-blue Radiex 4119. M-A, appears unplayed, albeit large, lateral edge bite to 1st groove. MB 5

K2232. FRANK LUTHER: The butcher boy / Jesse James. 10” pale-blue Radiex 4133. M-A, appears unplayed, albeit infinitesimal pap. scr, Sd. 2 only, inaud. MB 8

K2233. AL SHERMAN: Blue Hawaiian moon / ROY BUTLER: Sweet Hawaiian kisses. 10” pale-blue Radiex 4160. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

K2234. VERNON DALHART (as Vel Veteran): Waltz me around again, Willie / VERNON DALHART (as Jeff Calhoun): Casey Jones. 10” pale-blue Radiex 4174. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

K2235. STEVE PORTER & BYRON HARLAN: Uncle Si at the village barber / Uncle Si and Hiram swapping horses. 10” pale-blue Radiex 4230. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

K2236. STEVE PORTER: Flanagan at the doctor’s / STEVE PORTER & BYRON HARLAN: Casey and Reilly meet on the street. 10” pale-blue Radiex 4231. M-A, appears unplayed, albeit infinitesimal hint of pap. scr, end Sd. 1, inaud. MB 8

K2237. AL BERNARD: Good evening, Caroline / VERNON DALHART (as Vel Veteran): Let me call you sweetheart. 10” pale-blue Radiex 4250. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

K2238. JACK KAUFMAN & CAMPBELL: Save it for a rainy day / JACK KAUFMAN & HONEY DUKE: Roll ‘em girls. 10” pale-blue Radiex 8101. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

“Radiex Records was a United States record label of the 1920s. It was manufactured by Grey Gull Records of Boston, Massachusetts, from 1921 until the demise of Grey Gull in late 1930; it was then pressed for a few more months into 1931 by the successor firm which continued the Radiex, Van Dyke and Madison labels. Radiex records were sold in Montgomery Ward catalogs although they were not manufactured specifically for that firm.”