Robert Peter "Pete" Beilmann, trombone
b. Lancaster, PA, USA.
3-1/2 yrs Bernie Cummins orch.; 7-1/2 yrs w/Ted Weems orch; settled in Los Angeles, CA; working in Pit Bands, Shows w/John Scott Trotter orch. Rec'd with Wingy Manone. W/Red Nichols in 1958.

"Gatemouth" Moore, vocals
b. Topeka, KS, USA.
Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore (November 8, 1913, Topeka, Kansas - May 19, 2004, Yazoo City, Mississippi) was an American blues and gospel singer, songwriter and pastor. A graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, he claimed to have earned his nickname as a result of his loud speaking and singing voice. During his career as a recording artist, Moore worked with various jazz musicians, including Bennie Moten, Tommy Douglas and Walter Barnes, and had songs recorded by B.B. King and Rufus Thomas.
In 1949, Moore was ordained as a minister First Church of Deliverance in Chicago and went on to preach and perform as a gospel singer and DJ at several radio stations in Memphis, Birmingham and Chicago. Moore holds distinctions as a survivor of the 1940 Natchez Rhythm Club Fire and as the first blues singer to perform at Carnegie Hall. A brass note on Beale Street Walk of Fame was dedicated to Moore in 1996. He was also featured in Martin Scorsese's 2003 documentary The Blues.

Patti Page, Singer
b. Claremore, Oklahoma, U.S. [many sources give Muskogee, OK]
Clara Ann Fowler (born November 8, 1927), known by her professional name Patti Page, is an American singer, one of the best-known female artists in traditional pop music. She was the best-selling female artist of the 1950s, and has sold over 100 million records.
The Official Patti Page Website
Songwriters' Hall of Fame article on Patti Page

Skyland "Scotty" Wiseman
b. Ingalls, NC, USA.
Member: "Lulu Belle & Scotty (Wiseman - her husband)".
Among the tunes Wiseman composed are "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You" (now a Country 'standard'), and "Remember Me" (Lulu was born Myrtle Eleanor Cooper in Boone, NC, USA) In 1958, The couple left the 'National Barn Dance Show'. Scotty returned to college, got his Master's degree, and in time became a teacher, a farmer, and a bank director. Lulu Belle became active in community activities. She eventually was elected to serve two terms in the North Carolina legislature as the Democratic representative for three counties.
Scotty Wiseman in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame


Notable Events Occurring
On This Date Include:

Keg Johnson, trombone
died in Chicago, IL, USA.
Age: 58.
Worked with Lucky Millinder Orch.
Frederic Homer (Keg) Johnson (November 19, 1908 - November 8, 1967) was a jazz trombonist.
He was born in Dallas, Texas 19 November 1908. His father was a choir director there and also worked at a local Studebaker plant where Keg also worked for a while.
He and his older brother Budd Johnson began their musical careers singing and playing first with their father and later with Portia Pittman, daughter of Booker T. Washington. Keg played various instruments but is most noted for the trombone. The two brothers played in Dallas-area bands as the Blue Moon Chasers and later in Ben Smith's Music Makers. Eventually they performed with an Amarillo group led by Gene Coy called The Happy Black Aces.
Around 1928, in Kansas City, Keg and Budd played in several bands but by 1930 Keg left for Chicago to play with Louis Armstrong, recording his first solo on Armstrong's Basin Street Blues album. When in 1933 Keg went to New York, he played with such greats as Fletcher Henderson and Benny Carter, eventually playing with Cab Calloway at the Cotton Club. Keg remained with Cab Calloway for some 15 years before moving to Los Angeles where he briefly changed careers renovating houses. During the 1950s he returned to New York where he and his brother recorded the album Let's Swing. In 1961, Keg began playing with Ray Charles and was still in his band when Keg died in Chicago on 8 November 1967.
Keg Johnson Sr. had a son, Frederic Homer Johnson who is also called "Keg", a record producer whose first production was the R&B oldies hit, "You Got Me Going In Circles". He also produced The Sylvers, Lakeside, Shalamar, Levert, The Brothers Johnson, Gene Harris, Bobby Womack, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and more.
Keg Johnson: Information from Answers.com
Keg Johnson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gene Montgomery, tenor sax
died in Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Otto Gray, C&W bandleader/MC
Age: 83
(b. March 2, 1884, Stillwater, OK, USA).
Otto Gray and his Oklahoma Cowboys

James "Kokomo" Arnold, guitar
died in Chicago, IL, USA.
Age: 68.
Kokomo Arnold (February 15, 1901 – November 8, 1968) was an American blues musician.
Born as James Arnold in Lovejoy's Station, Georgia, he got his nickname in 1934 after releasing "Old Original Kokomo Blues" for the Decca label; it was a cover of the Scrapper Blackwell blues song about the city of Kokomo, Indiana.[1] A left-handed slide guitarist, his intense slide style of playing and rapid-fire vocal style set him apart from his contemporaries.

R&B singer Ivory Joe Hunter
died in Memphis, TN, USA. age: 63.
In 1956, Hunter's "Since I Met You Baby" charted No.12 in the USA.
(Elvis Presley also 'covered' some of his songs) 
Ivory Joe Hunter - Wikipedia

Songs Recorded/Released
On This Date Include:


Art Hickman and his Orchestra

Nobody Knows (And Nobody Seems To Care) (intro. "I've Lost My Heart In Dixieland")

Wonderful Pal (Introducing: "Sweet Baby")


The California Ramblers - Cow Bells
Gee, But I Hate To Go Home Alone


The Georgians
Home Town Blues
You May Be Fast, But Mama's Gonna Slow You Down


Red Onion Jazz Babies
Of All The Wrongs You've Done To Me
Texas Moaner Blues


New Orleans Owls
Blowing Off Steam
Brotherly Love
The Nightmare
New Orleans Owls - White Ghost Shivers

Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang

  • Stringin' The Blues


Annette Hanshaw

Annette Hanshaw - My Inspiration Is You

Annette Hanshaw - Sonny Boy

Annette Hanshaw - Sweet Lei Lehua
Annette Hanshaw - You're The Cream In My Coffee

    From the show "Hold Everything" (1929)
    ~(B.G. DeSylva / Lew Brown / Ray Henderson)

    You’re the cream in my coffee, 
    You’re the salt in my stew; 
    You will always be my necessity-- 
    I’d be lost without you. 

    You’re the starch in my collar, 
    You’re the lace in my shoe; 
    You will always be my necessity-- 
    I’d be lost without you. 

    Most men tell love tails, 
    And each phrase dovetails. 
    You’ve heard each known way, 
    This way is my own way. 

    You’re the sail of my love boat, 
    You’re the captain and crew; 
    You will always be my necessity-- 
    I’d be lost without you. 

    You give life savor, 
    Bring out its flavor; 
    So this is clear, dear, 
    You’re my worcestershire, dear. 

    You’re the sail of my love boat, 
    You’re the captain and crew; 
    You will always be my necessity-- 
    I’d be lost without you. 

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