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quinta-feira, 22 de maio de 2014

Ralph Williams’ Rainbo Orchestra Ad (and the Actual Pianist on “Get Lucky”)



Postado originalmente em 78-RPM RECORDS, CYLINDER RECORDS & PHONOGRAPHS:


Below is Ralph Williams’ Orchestra at Chicago’s Rainbo Room Orchestra, from a 1925 ad for Apex radios (slipping in a pictorial plug for his Victor records).

While we’re on the topic, the pianist on Williams’ “Get Lucky” has long been misidentified in various works by Brian Rust & Followers. Jazz Records–2 says “believed to be Vic Lubowski.” By Jazz Records–4, it was Lubowski for a fact (alas, with no source cited). But then some doubts apparently arose, and in American Dance Bands-2 it’s now “Vic Lubowski or William Krenz.”


Sorry, guys, but — The pianist on this side, as identified in the original Victor ledger at Sony Archives, was actually Henry Winston. (Winston, who also went by “Hank,” was active in Chicago in the 1920s, where he worked for a time with Paul Ash’s Orchestra).


Our thanks to John Bolig for finally getting poor Mr. Winston his…



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