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Erskine Tate's Vendome Orchestra
Erskine Tate’s Vendome Orchestra is one of the early examples of what would come to be called Big Band music. The band was retained by the Vendome Theatre at 3145 State Street at East 31st in Chicago and employed some of the best musicians in town , including Louis Armstrong and Freddie Keppard.Erskine Tate's Vendome Orchestra

The Orchestra would play the accompaniment to silent movies and a set during intermissions and between films. They played anything from light Classical pieces to Hot Jazz and Blues.

discography

TitleRecording DateRecording LocationCompany
Chinaman Blues
(Gene Burdette)
6-23-1923Chicago, IllinoisOkeh
4907-A
Cutie Blues
(Gene Burdette)
6-23-1923Chicago, IllinoisOkeh
4907-B
Static Strut
(Jack Yellen / Phil Wall)
5-28-1926Chicago, IllinoisVocalion
A 1027
Brunswick
80061-A
Stomp Off, Let’s Go
(Elmer Schoebel)
5-28-1926Chicago, IllinoisVocalion
B 1027
Brunswick
80061-B

E-3141
Stomp Off, Let’s Go
(Elmer Schoebel)
5-28-1926Chicago, IllinoisVocalion
B 1027

E-3142

ArtistInstrument
Louis ArmstrongCornet
Ed AtkinsTrombone
Buster BaileyAlto Saxophone, Clarinet
Jimmy BertrandWashboard, Drums
Frank EtheridgeBanjo
Stump EvansAlto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Angelo FernandezClarinet
John HareTuba
Freddie KeppardCornet
Noval MortonTenor Saxophone
Adrian RobinsonPiano
James TateTrumpet
Erskine TateConductor, Banjo
Teddy WeatherfordPiano
Fayette WilliamsTrombone

 

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