From the Record Shelves #181 - Dippermouth BluesFrom the Record Shelves #181 – Dippermouth Blues – The two musically sympathetic Dorsey brothers could still cooperate when these sessions were made. Both were already experienced in the jazz idiom and had a technique on their instruments that few could match (…) read more and listenread more and listen

From the Record Shelves #178 - MeFrom the Record Shelves #178 – Me – It’s rewarding for me to listen to American dance bands from the 20s and beginning of the 30s. We often get good melodies and fine inventive arrangements well played by the best musicians around, and then if (…) read more and listenread more and listen

From the Record Shelves #23 - SanFrom the Record Shelves #23 – San. Instrumental virtuosity and inventive arrangements are two things to enjoy when you listen to University Six. The seven piece group comes from California Ramblers, the most successful white dance orchestra of its time and place; New York in the twenties (…) read more and listenread more and listen