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Ben Pollack's Bad Boys

Ben Pollack was on sessions during 1928-29 released under the names of the Hotsy Totsy Gang, Jimmy McHugh’s Bostonians, Ben’s Bad Boys, and the Louisville Rhythm Kings. At that point, Ben Pollack was at the height of his success, leading what could be considered in those segregated times as the top regularly working white jazz band, performing not only at the Park Central Hotel but for a few months in the stage show Hello Daddy.

Excerpt from Ben Pollack: Profiles in Jazz, by Scott Yanow


Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Shirt Tail Stomp
(Benny Goodman)
1-22-1929 New York, New York Camden
Wang-Wang Blues
(Gus Mueller / Bert Johnson / Henry Busse)
1-22-1929 New York, New York Victor
Yellow Dog Blues
(W.C. Handy)
1-22-1929 New York, New York Victor


Artist Instrument
Ray Bauduc Drums
Vic Briedis Piano
Benny Goodman Clarinet
Harry Goodman Brass Bass
Jimmy McPartland Cornet
Glenn Miller Trombone
Dick Morgan Banjo
Ben Pollack Director, Vocals


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