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Herb Wiedoeft's Cinderella Roof Orchestra
Herb Wiedoeft (22 November 1886 – 12 May 1928) was the brother of saxophonist Rudy Wiedoeft and a pioneering Los Angeles Jazz band leader. The band got it’s name from the Cinderella Roof at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles (506 South Grand Avenue). Wiedoeft’s life was cut tragically short when he was killed in a car accident in Medford Oregon on May 12, 1928.Herb Wiedoeft's Cinderella Roof Orchestra

After Wiedoeft’s death trombonist Jesse Stafford took over the band and released another 13 sides on Brunswick records under the name of the Jessie Stafford Orchestra. Other recordings by this band were released under the name of Herb Wiedoeft and his Orchestra and Herb Wiedoeft’s Famous Orchestra.

discography

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Beale Street Blues
(W.C. Handy)
5-20-1924 Los Angeles, California Brunswick
2795-A
Beside A Sunny Stream
(Moret / Black)
5-1925 Los Angeles, California Brunswick
2893-A
Cinderella Blues
(Norman Spencer / Herb Wiedoeft)
8-14-1923 San Francisco, California Brunswick
2542-A
Chimes Blues
(Gene Rose / Johnson / Jesse Stafford)
5-11-1924 Los Angeles, California Brunswick
2647-B
Clementine
(Brown)
10-21-1924 Los Angeles, California Brunswick
2730-B
Deep Elm
(Willard Robison / Clay)
10-14-1925 Chicago, Illinois Brunswick
2982-B
Everything Is Hotsy Totsy Now
Vocal chorus by Clyde Lucas

(Jimmy McHugh / Irving Mills)
5-1925 Los Angeles, California Brunswick
2916-A
From Day To Day
(Thompson / Wiedoeft / Rose)
10-21-1924 Los Angeles, California Brunswick
2730-A
Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine 5-7-1924 Los Angeles, California Brunswick
2660
Hard Hearted Hannah
(Yellen / Bigelow / Bates)
10-21-1924 St. Louis, Missouri Brunswick
2751-B
He’s Just A Horn-Tootin’ Fool
(Lou Davis / Henry Busse / Ross Gorman)
5-1925 Los Angeles, California Brunswick
2916-B
Hoodoo Man
(Brown)
8-8-1924 Los Angeles, California Brunswick
2627-A
Hot Stuff
(Jackson / Herb Wiedoeft / Gene Rose / Jesse Stafford)
10-21-1924 St. Louis, Missouri Brunswick
2781-B
If It Wasn’t For You
(Berg / Fields / Herb Wiedoeft / Gene Rose)
10-21-1924 Los Angeles, California Brunswick
2781-A
I Want You All For Me
(Fisher / Miller / Cohen)
10-14-1925 Los Angeles, California Brunswick
2982-A
Maple Leaf Rag
(Scott Joplin)
10-21-1924 St. Louis, Missouri Brunswick
2795-B
Monte Carlo Moon 10-21-1924 St. Louis, Missouri Brunswick
2751-A
Moonlight Memories
(Rose / Terriss)
5-11-1924 Los Angeles, California Brunswick
2647-A
Oh, Peter! (You’re So Nice)
(Herb Wiedoeft / Gene Rose / Jesse Stafford)
8-8-1924 Los Angeles, California Brunswick
2627-B
Promenade Walk
(Grey / Goodman / Rubens / Coots)
10-12-1925 Los Angeles, California Brunswick
2976
Roamin’ Around
(Herb Wiedoeft / Sonny Clay / Jesse Stafford)
5-1925 Los Angeles, California Brunswick
2893-B
Shine
(arranged by Herb Wiedoeft)
8-14-1923 San Francisco, California Brunswick
2542-B
Stack O’Lee Blues
(Ray Lopez / Lew Coswell)
5-14-1924 Los Angeles, California Brunswick
2660

Herb Wiedoeft's Cinderella Roof Orchestra

Artist Instrument
Larry Abbott Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Fred Bibesheimer Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Clyde Lucas Trombone, Vocals
Joseph Nemoli Clarinet
Gene Rose Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Vincent Rose Piano
Jesse Stafford Trombone
Jose Sucedo Banjo
Adolph Wiedoeft Drums, Xylophone
Gerhardt “Gay” Wiedoeft Tuba, Bass
Herb Wiedoeft Trumpet

Thanks to Verne Buland for his help with this page

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