Matrix B-24483. Railroad blues / Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago

Description: Jazz/dance band
Instrumentation: 2 violins, saxophone, bass saxophone, piano, cornet, trombone, banjo, and traps
Category: Instrumental
Master Size: 10-inch

Take Date and Place
Take
Status Label Name/Number
Format
Note
9/20/1920 (Camden, New Jersey) 1 Destroy
9/20/1920 (Camden, New Jersey) 2 Destroy
9/21/1920 (Camden, New Jersey) 3 Destroy
9/21/1920 (Camden, New Jersey) 4 Destroy
9/21/1920 (Camden, New Jersey) 5 Destroy
9/23/1920 (Camden, New Jersey) 6 Destroy
9/23/1920 (Camden, New Jersey) 7 Master Victor 18850
10" disc

 

9/23/1920 (Camden, New Jersey) 8 Destroy

Take Date and Place
Take
Status Label Name/Number
Format
Note
9/23/1920 (Camden, New Jersey)
7
Master Victor 18850
10" disc

 

Footnotes and Sources
Instrumentation listed here appears in Victor ledgers for 9/22/1920 and is assumed to be the same for all of this group's recording sessions during the week of 9/20/1920. The collective personnel listing is from an Archeophone CD. Neither is confirmed. The most evident conflict between the two sources is the number of saxophones present (two listed in Victor ledgers, three listed in the Archeophone CD notes). A second violin is rarely if ever audible on these recordings. It is possible that someone doubled on saxophone and violin.
Source(s) consulted: Rigler-Deutsch Index; catalog; disc; Victor ledgers.

Footnotes and Sources