Thursday

AUGUST 28TH

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUTT CAREY!

BIRTHDAYS

1892 
Thomas "Mutt or Papa Mutt" Carey
b. New Orleans, LA
d. Sept 3, 1948
An important New Orleans trumpeter whose best work was generally not captured on record, Mutt Carey still became an inspiration for revivalists. Born to a musical family and able in his early days to play drums, guitar, and alto, Carey switched permanently to cornet (and later trumpet) in 1912. He played in the Crescent Orchestra before joining Kid Ory's band for the first time in 1914.

Carey visited Chicago for the first time in 1917 with Lawrence Duhe's band and, after returning to New Orleans, he went to Los Angeles with Ory in 1919. They recorded two numbers as Spikes' Seven Pods of Pepper Orchestra in 1922 and accompanied a few singers. When Ory left for Chicago in 1925, Carey took over the group, which appeared in a few silent films and provided background music for a few Hollywood studios in the '20s. Carey often had a day job during the Depression, but in 1944, he rejoined Kid Ory's band and finally had further opportunities to record, both with the trombonist and (after leaving Ory in 1947) as a leader shortly before his death.
~ Scott Yanow


1917 
Howard "Duke" Anderson, piano
b. East Orange, NJ, USA.
Played with 'Tiny' Bradshaw Orch.


1911 
George F. Clarke, Tenor Sax
b. Memphis, TN, USA. 
Played with the Jimmy Lunceford Orch.


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1920 
Rowland Greenberg, Trumpet
b. Oslo, Norway


1901 

Paul Henry Lang, critic/musicologist

b. Budapest, Hungary. 

(For the New York Herald Tribune newspaper).


1914 

Glenn Osser, bandleader

b. Munising, MI, USA.
b: August 28, 1914, Munising, MI, USA.
né: Abraham Osser.
The name Glenn Osser was always second, and in smaller print, on the record label. This is because he had arranged the singer's number and his group accompanied. And, he was among the best. Abe Osser studied piano and violin at the University of Michigan. He served as a U. S. Marine during World War II. In 1944, Glenn was arranging for the Paul Whiteman organization. Whiteman was a fixture on the early 'Blue Network' (NBC) radio shows, and Osser rehearsed and conducted Paul's men. Whiteman disliked Osser's name and came up with the professional name of Glenn Osser, borrowing it from announcer Glenn Riggs. (Note: In the early days of American radio, NBC (RCA Corporation) had two national networks, called the "Red" and the "Blue" Network (named after the color of the lines on the AT&T board diagrams). The 'Blue' Network's flagship station was WEAF - New York city. The 'Red' Network's flagship station was WJZ - New York city. NBC was eventually forced to sell off the 'Blue' to Edward Noble, which then became the new ABC network.) He also arranged and conducted numbers for the Whiteman group's venture into television on ABC-TV. Osser worked with Whiteman for years, and later arranged for the Les Brown, Shep Fields, Jan Savitt, Bob Crosby and Charlie Barnet orchestras.



1872 
Baldwin Sloan, Composer
b. Baltimore, MD
d. Feb. 21, 1926, Red Bank, NJ
Sloane, Alfred Baldwin (1872–1925), composer. The most prolific songwriter for musical comedies at the turn of the century, he wrote the scores for no fewer than two dozen Broadway musicals between 1896 and 1912. He was born in Baltimore, where his songs were first heard in amateur productions. Coming to New York he began interpolating melodies into others' scores and soon was invited to create his own. His biggest hit was “Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl,” which Marie Dressler introduced in Tillie's Nightmare (1910), but none of his songs found enduring popularity. Among Sloane's shows were The Mocking Bird (1902), The Wizard of Oz (1903), Lady Teazle (1904), and The Summer Widowers (1910). He composed only rarely after 1912, but he did provide much of the music for the 1919 and 1920 Greenwich Village Follies. His last score, for China Rose (1925), was heard after his death.
Alfred Baldwin Sloane


Notable Events Occurring
On This Date Include:

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1912. 
W.C. Handy's "Memphis Blues" 
published this day.



Songs Recorded/Released 
On This Date Include:



1924 


Benson Orchestra of Chicago - Tea For Two


1928


Martha Copeland - I Ain't Your Hen Mister Fly Rooster

1930


Barbecue Joe and his Hot Dogs

1931


Luis Russell and his Orchestra Left to Right: Red Allen, Greeley Walton, 
Paul Barbarin, Charlie Holmes, Luis Russell, Albert Nicholas, Will Johnson, 
Pops Foster, J.C. Higginbotham, Otis Johnson.
Luis Russell and his Orchestra
Luis Russell and his Orchestra - You Rascal, You - Vocal by Henry Allen 


1933


Isham Jones and his Orchestra - Ain't Cha Glad?


1938


Fats Waller
Fats Waller - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - (traditional arranged by Fats Waller)

Fats Waller and his Continental Rhythm
LYRICS:

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*1931.
(aka "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal, You")
(Sam Theard)
I'll be glad when you dead, you rascal, you!
I'll be glad when you dead, you rascal, you!
When you dead in your grave,
No more women will you crave.
I'll be glad when you dead, you rascal, you!

I trust you in my home, you rascal, you.
I trust you in my home, you rascal, you.
I trust you in my home,
You wouldn't leave my wife alone.
I'll be glad when you dead, you rascal, you!

I fed you since last fall, you rascal, you.
I fed you since last fall, you rascal, you.
I fed you since last fall,
Then you got your ashes hauled.
I'll be glad when you dead, you rascal, you!

You asked my wife to wash your clothes, you rascal, you.
You asked my wife to wash your clothes, you rascal, you.
You asked my wife to wash your clothes
And something else I suppose.
I'll be glad when you dead, you rascal, you!

You know you done me wrong, you rascal, you.
You know you done me wrong, you rascal, you.
You know you done me wrong,
You done stole my wife and gone.
I'll be glad when you dead, you rascal, you!

You asked my wife for a meal, you rascal, you!
You asked my wife for a meal, you rascal, you!
You asked my wife for a meal,
And something else you tried to steal.
I'll be glad when you dead, you rascal, you!

Please don't let me find you, rascal, you.
Please don't let me find you, rascal, you!
Please don't let me find you
'Cause you'll leave this world behind you.
I'll be glad when you dead, you rascal, you!

Ain't no use to run, you rascal, you.
Ain't no use to run, you rascal, you.
Ain't no use to run,
I done bought a Gatling gun,
And you still having your fun, you rascal, you!

I'm gonna kill you just for fun, you rascal, you!
I'm gonna kill you just for fun, you rascal, you!
I'm gonna kill you just for fun;
The buzzards gonna have you when I'm done.
I'll be glad when you dead, you rascal, you!

You done messed with my wife, you rascal, you!
You done messed with my wife, you rascal, you!
You done messed with my wife,
And I'm gonna take your life.
I'll be glad when you dead, you rascal, you!

*This Version - Recorded by Fats and his "Rhythm" on November 3, 1939, with a vocal by Una Mae Carlisle...nice and relaxed.

I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Baby)
~Music and Lyrics by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh 

I can't give you anything but love, baby
That's the only thing I've plenty of, baby
Dream a while scheme a while
We're sure to find
Happiness and I guess
All those things you've always pined for
Gee, I'd like to see you looking swell, baby
Diamond bracelets Woolworth doesn't sell, baby
Till that lucky day
You know darned well, baby
I can't give you anything but love

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