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Bland, Condon, Banks' Rhythmakers

Billy Banks
Many people thought Billy Banks vocals on these recordings were by Una Mae Carlisle. Banks, was a female impersonator in vaudeville.

These all-star recording sessions were released under a variety of different names that tagged the names of Jack BlandEddie Condon and Billy Banks in front of the word Rhythmakers. Some companies just released the records as the Rhythmakers. In 1938 Pee Wee Russell also released some records as Pee Wee Russell and his Rhythmakers.

discography

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
A Shine On Your Shoes
(Dietz / Schwartz)
10-8-1932 New York, New York Banner
32607
It’s Gonna Be You
(Young / Schuster / Little)
10-8-1932 New York, New York Banner
32607
I Would Do Anything For You (1)
(Hill / Williams / Hopkins)
7-26-1932 New York, New York Banner
32530
I Would Do Anything For You (2)
(Hill / Williams / Hopkins)
7-26-1932 New York, New York Banner
32530
Mean Old Bedbug Blues (1)
(Wood)
7-26-1932 New York, New York Banner
32562
Mean Old Bedbug Blues (2)
(Wood)
7-26-1932 New York, New York Banner
32562
Someone Stole Gabriel’s Horn
(Ned Washington / Edgar Hayes / Irving Mills)
10-8-1932 New York, New York Banner
32605
Who Stole The Lock
(On The Hen House Door)

(Andy Razaf / Edgar Dowell)
10-8-1932 New York, New York Columbia
35841
Who Stole The Lock
(On The Hen House Door)

(Andy Razaf / Edgar Dowell)
10-8-1932 New York, New York Banner
32605
Yellow Dog Blues (2)
(W.C. Handy)
7-26-1932 New York, New York Banner
32502
Yellow Dog Blues (3)
(W.C. Handy)
7-26-1932 New York, New York Banner
32502
Yes Suh!
(Andy Razaf / Edgar Dowell)
7-26-1932 New York, New York Banner
32530

Bland, Condon, Banks' Rhythmakers

Artist Instrument
Henry “Red” Allen Trumpet
Billy Banks Vocals
Jack Bland Guitar
Chick Bullock Vocals
Happy Caldwell Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Condon Banjo
Tommy Dorsey Trombone
Pops Foster Bass
Frank Froeba Piano
Jimmy Lord Clarinet
Pee Wee Russell Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Zutty Singleton Drums, Chimes
Fats Waller Piano, Vocals

 

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