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Busse's Buzzards

Busse's Buzzards Deep ElmBusse’s Buzzards was a “hot” side project of the Paul Whiteman OrchestraWhiteman‘s trumpet player Henry Busse was the leader of this recording session. Busse stayed with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra until 1928 when he left to form his own band the Henry Busse Orchestra.

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Busse's Buzzards

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Deep Elm
(You Tell ‘Em I’m Blue)

(William R. Clay / Willard Robison)
7-9-1925 Camden, New Jersey Victor
Milenberg Joys
(Leon Roppolo / Pal Mares / Jelly Roll Morton)
9-14-1925 New York, New York Victor
Red-Hot Henry Brown
(Fred Rose)
9-14-1925 New York, New York Victor
The Monkey Doodle-Doo
(Irving Berlin)
12-28-1925 New York, New York Victor

Busse's Buzzards

Artist Instrument
Henry Busse Trumpet
Jack Fulton Trombone
Wilbur Hall Trombone
Chester Hazlett Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
George Marsh Drums
Hal McLean Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Harry Parella Piano ?
Mike Pingitore Banjo
Willard Robison Piano
E. Lyle Sharpe Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Frank Siegrist Trumpet
John Sperzel Brass Bass
Charles Strickfadden Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Raymond Turner Piano ?
Joe Venuti Violin
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