July 3, 2015

Jazz Swing Orchestra/vocal ~ 1938

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" The California Songbird " ... Ivie Anderson !

A swinging LP track taken from the 1973 Columbia double LP, ' Duke Ellington Presents Ivie Anderson '

All the songs pressed on this double LP are the original recordings from 1932 to 1940, and all feature Ivie Anderson on vocals.

' Swingtime In Honolulu ' also features some great solos by Johnny Hodges - alto soprano sax
Barney Bigard - clarinet, tenor sax
Rex Stewart - cornet
and the Duke - piano

Born in Gilroy, California in 1904, Ivie sang and toured with the Duke Ellington Orchestra from about 1931 to 1942.

a newspaper ad from 1939 - the St Louis Star-Times

78 rpm!
A first press from 1938 - Brunswick label

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