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Ross Gorman rose to prominence in Paul Whiteman‘s Orchestra and is probably best remembered today for his original playing of the opening clarinet solo in George Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue. Here we find him only five years before that classic moment in American music, with his own band making dog sounds on his clarinet in song Barkin’ Dog.


TitleRecording DateRecording LocationCompany
Barkin’ Dog
(Ted Fiorito / Ross Gorman)
9-30-1919New York, New YorkColumbia A2844

Tom BrownTrombone
Ted FioritoPiano
Ross GormanClarinet
George Hamilton GreenDrums
Earl OliverCornet


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