BERT LOWN

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Bert Lown, who occasionally played violin, led a series of superior jazz-oriented dance band sides during 1929-33, 82 selections in all. 23 of his band's best performances have been reissued on the TOM CD Bert Lown & His Orchestra and they are his chief musical legacy, along with the fact that he was one of the composers of the standard "Bye Bye Blues." As a violinist Lown worked for a time in the 1920's as a sideman, including in 1925 with cornetist Fred Hamm's band. He collaborated with Hamm, Chauncy Gray and Dave Bennett on "Bye Bye Blues" which they first recorded on May 1, 1925. In 1929 Lown began his series of recordings and among his sidemen along the way were (at various times) trombonist Miff Mole, drummer Stan King and (most importantly) bass saxophonist Adrian Rollini (who was succeeded by Spencer Clark in 1931). During 1930-31, Lown's band read more...
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BERT LOWN Bert Lown's Biltmore Hotel Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bert Lown's Biltmore Hotel Orchestra
Big Band 1997

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We'll Have a Honeymoon Some Day / Happy as the Day Is Long [by Georgia Washboard Stompers]
Big Band 1933

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