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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

TitleRecording DateRecording LocationCompany
Shirt Tail Stomp
(Benny Goodman)
1-22-1929New York, New YorkCamden
Wang-Wang Blues
(Gus Mueller / Bert Johnson / Henry Busse)
1-22-1929New York, New YorkVictor
Yellow Dog Blues
(W.C. Handy)
1-22-1929New York, New YorkVictor

Ray BauducDrums
Vic BriedisPiano
Benny GoodmanClarinet
Harry GoodmanBrass Bass
Jimmy McPartlandCornet
Glenn MillerTrombone
Dick MorganBanjo
Ben PollackDirector, Vocals


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