Happy 123rd Birthday, Jimmy Durante! (2/10/1893)

Jimmy Durante at the piano

Jimmy Durante at the piano

Happy 123rd Birthday, Jimmy Durante! (2/10/1893). Durante recorded “Gypsy Blues” with Ladd’s Black Aces in 1921 in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 4794, Connorized 3030, Rich-Tone 7014, and Starr Gennett 9177. In addition to Durante on piano, the track featured Phil Napoleon (c?), Moe Gappell (tb), Loring McMurray (sax), Doc Behrendson (cl), John Cali (bjo) & Jack Roth (d). 

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One Response to Happy 123rd Birthday, Jimmy Durante! (2/10/1893)

  1. Ralph Wondraschek says:

    My research into the career of the Original Memphis Five revealed that Jimmy Durante took NO part in any recordings by Ladd’s Black Aces / Lanin’s Southern Serenaders. All standard discographies are wrong in this respect!

    see: http://www.vjm.biz/178-om5-part-1-internet.pdf

    and: http://www.vjm.biz/179-om5-part-2.pdf

    Ralph Wondraschek
    Heidelberg, Germany

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