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Bix Beiderbecke and his Orchestra
Bix Beiderbecke and his OrchestraIn 1929, after suffering a nervous breakdown Bix Beiderbecke went back to his hometown of Davenport, Iowa to recover at his parents home. He returned to New York in 1930 and made these last recording sessions in September of that year.

Despite the all-star line-up of musicians on these records, the songs are a disappointment. Bix isn’t playing that well and the whole affair is way too commercial. At this point in his life Bix’s alcoholism was making it almost impossible for him to function. Bix had a standing offer to rejoin Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra, but never did. He drank in his hotel room and went to the movies instead.

discography

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Deep Down South
(Monty Collins / George Green)
9-8-1930 New York, New York Victor
7311131 (LP)

63630-1
Deep Down South
(from the Pathe picture “Pardon My Gun”)

(Monty Collins / George Green)
9-8-1930 New York, New York Victor
23018-B

63630-2
I Don’t Mind Walking In The Rain
(When I’m Walking In The Rain With You)

(Max Rich / Al Hoffman)
9-8-1930 New York, New York Victor
23008-A

63631-1
I’ll Be A Friend “With Pleasure”
Ray Lodwig, Directing

(Maceo Pinkard)
9-8-1930 New York, New York Victor
23008-B

63632-2
I’ll Be A Friend “With Pleasure”
Ray Lodwig, Directing

(Maceo Pinkard)
9-8-1930 New York, New York Victor
23008-A

63632-3

Bix Beiderbecke and his Orchestra

Artist Instrument
Bix Beiderbecke Cornet
Irving Brodsky Piano
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey Trombone
Bud Freeman Tenor Saxophone
Benny Goodman Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Gene Krupa Drums
Eddie Lang Guitar
Min Leibrook Bass Saxophone
Ray Lodwig Trumpet
Wes Vaughan Vocals
Joe Venuti Violin

 

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