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Goldkette's Book-Cadillac Hotel Orchestra
Jean Goldkette booked this orchestra under the direction of Owen A. Barlett at the Book-Cadillac Hotel. The hotel is still located at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Washington Blvd. in Detroit, Michigan but it is abandoned. Also See: Jean Goldkette and his Orchestra


Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Don’t Be Angry with Me
Owen A. Barlett, Director

(Walter Donaldson)
9-30-1926 Chicago, Illinois Victor
Just A Bird’s-Eye View Of My Old Kentucky Home
Owen A. Barlett, Director

(Gus Kahn / Walter Donaldson)
9-28-1926 Chicago, Illinois Victor
Kentucky Lullaby
With Jessie Crawford on the Wurlitzer Organ
Owen A. Barlett, Director

(Ned Miller / Chester Cohn)
10-1-1926 Chicago, Illinois Victor
I’d Love To Call You Sweatheart
With Jessie Crawford on the Wurlitzer Organ
Owen A. Barlett, Director

(Goodwin / Shay)
10-1-1926 Chicago, Illinois Victor
There’s A Little White House On A Little Green Hill
Owen A. Barlett, Director
9-27-1926 Chicago, Illinois Victor

Goldkette's Book-Cadillac Hotel Orchestra

Artist Instrument
Owen A. Bartlett Alto Saxophone, Director
Jean Goldkette? Piano
Stuart Henner Banjo
Irish Henry Bass Brass
Horace Houck Cornet
Al Kelly Drums
Paul Mertz Piano
Paul Mason Tenor Saxophone, Violin
Mike Ploven Alto Saxophone, Violin
Walter J. Preston Vocals
Duke Sellers Trombone
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