"Wingy" Manone, Trumpet
B: New Orleans, LA, USA
d. July 9, 1982, USA.
né: Joseph Mathews Manone. (some sources say b. 1904)

~by Scott Yanow
Wingy Manone was an excellent Dixieland trumpeter whose jivey vocals were popular and somewhat reminiscent of his contemporary, Louis Prima. 
He had lost his right arm in a streetcar accident when he was ten, but Manone (who Joe Venuti once gave one cuff link for a Christmas present) never appeared to be handicapped in public (effectively using an artificial arm).
He played trumpet in riverboats starting when he was 17, was with the Crescent City Jazzers (which later became the Arcadian Serenaders) in Alabama, and made his recording debut with the group in the mid-'20s.
He worked in many territory bands throughout the era before recording as a leader in 1927 in New Orleans. By the following year, Manone was in Chicago and soon relocated to New York, touring with theater companies. His "Tar Paper Stomp" in 1930 used a riff that later became the basis for "In the Mood." In 1934, Manone began recording on a regular basis and after he had a hit with "The Isle of Capri" in 1935, he became a very popular attraction.

Among his sidemen on his 1935-1941 recordings were Matty Matlock, Eddie Miller, Bud Freeman, Jack Teagarden, Joe Marsala, George Brunies, Brad Gowans, and Chu Berry. In 1940, Manone appeared in the Bing Crosby movie Rhythm on the River, he soon wrote his humorous memoirs Trumpet on the Wing (1948), and he would later appear on many of Crosby's radio shows. Wingy Manone lived in Las Vegas from 1954 up until his death and he stayed active until near the end, although he only recorded one full album (for Storyville in 1966) after 1960.

Joan Edwards, Vocal
b. New York, NY, USA.
d. 1981.
Joan was the niece of the great vaudevillian Gus Edwards. She is best recalled as the vocalist on the "Your Hit Parade" Radio show.
Vocalist Joan Edwards worked with Paul Whiteman before becoming a fixture on the Your Hit Parade radio series and its various spinoffs during the 1940s. 
Joan C. Edwards - Wikipedia
Solid! -- Joan Edwards

Lennie Hayton
b. New York, NY
d. April, 24, 1971, Palm Springs, CA, Wife,
Lena Horne, with him when he died.
Biography ~by Scott Yanow
Lennie Hayton's career can be easily divided into two. Early on he was a jazz-oriented pianist and arranger involved in classic jazz dates of the late 1920's. By the mid-1940's he was primarily an arranger for orchestras and quite busy as a studio musician. Hayton excelled during both parts of his musical life.

He began playing piano when he was six. One of his first professional jobs was working with Spencer Clark in the Little Ramblers in 1926. He spent 1927 with the Cass Hagen Orchestra and then was with Paul Whiteman during Sept. 1928 until May 1930. During this period of time, Hayton appeared on a variety of major jazz records with such players as Bix Beiderbecke, Frankie Trumbauer, Eddie Lang, Joe Venuti, Red Nichols and Miff Mole.
In the 1930's he moved away from jazz, leading his own orchestra and working as musical director for Bing Crosby for a period. In later years, Lennie Hayton wrote soundtracks for MGM (1941-53) and was the musical director for his wife Lena Horne. He recorded two numbers as a leader in 1928 and eight selections with his shortlived big band in 1939.

Les Hite, Leader
b. DuQuoin, IL, USA
d. Feb. 6. 1962, Santa Monica, CA, USA. 
~by Scott Yanow

An important force as a bandleader in Los Angeles, Les Hite (who never became famous beyond musician circles) led a series of significant (if sparsely documented) orchestras in the 1930's and 40's. After studying at the University of Illinois and playing saxophone in a family band, Hite worked with Detroit Shannon and toured with the Helen Dewey Show. When the revue fell apart unexpectedly in Los Angeles, Hite settled in the city. He worked for the Spikes Brothers' Orchestra, Mutt Carey, Curtis Mosby and Paul Howard's Quality Serenaders among others.
In 1930 he took over Paul Howard's band and it became Sebastian's Cotton Club Orchestra, soon becoming a fixture at L.A.'s Cotton Club for years. Hite's big band accompanied Louis Armstrong during the trumpeter's stay in Los Angles and later on backed Fats Waller. Hite's Orchestra also appeared on the soundtracks of many films and made a few rare visual appearances in the movies. Although his big band occasionally toured (even appearing in New York in 1937), it remained based in Los Angeles.

After 1945, Hite gradually dropped out of the music business although in his last five years he managed a booking agency. In addition to Armstrong and Waller, among the musicians who worked with Hite were Lionel Hampton, Marshall Royal, Lawrence Brown, Britt Woodman, Joe Wilder and (for a brief period in 1942) Dizzy Gillespie. Unfortunately, other than its dates backing Louis Armstrong, the Les Hite Orchestra only recorded 14 selections, all during 1940-42; T-Bone Walker guested on "T-Bone Blues" while Dizzy Gillespie took an early bop solo on "Jersey Bounce." 

Les Hite: Information from
Les Hite - Wikipedia

Arthur Rollini, Tenor Sax
b. New York, NY, USA.
d. Dec. 30 1993.
Adrian Rollini's younger brother. Arthur began his career in the late 1920s playing in New York city, where he had attended Columbia University and worked with The California Ramblers. He spent most of 1929 in London, playing with Fred Elizalde's Orchestra and then returned to New York where he freelanced for a few years, recording with his brother and working with the Bert Lown, The California Ramblers, Paul Whiteman and George Olsen orchestras.
But, he is best remembered as a member of the Benny Goodman Orchestra (1934-'39) where his playing and solos contributed to the Goodman band's success. After leaving Goodman, Arthur played with the Richard Himber (1940-41) and Will Bradley (1941-42) bands before becoming a longtime ABC staff member. Regretfully, he played very little jazz in later years, although he appeared on a record date with Brad Gowans in 1946. In 1987, he wrote his autobiography "Thirty Years with the Big Bands". He never led a group of his own.

Notable Events Occurring
On This Date Include:

ASCAP, The American Society of Composers,
Authors and Publishers, was formed in New York City.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers


An eight-minute cartoon, Swing Wedding, is released in US theatres by MGM. The cartoon, about the wedding of Minnie The Moocher, with music by Cab Calloway, features animated frogs impersonating Fats Waller, The Mills Brothers, Ethel Waters and Calloway himself.

"Blind Boy Fuller"
né: Fulton Allen, guitar
died in Durham, NC, USA.
Chiemi Eri, vocals
died in Tokyo, Japan.
Age: 45.
Member: 'The Delta Rhythm Boys'.

Daniel K. Womack
died in Peabody, MA, USA.
Age: 91.

Songs Recorded/Released
On This Date Include:


The Georgians - You Tell Her - I Stutter


Rosa Henderson accompanied by Fletcher Henderson's Jazz Five - I'm A Good Gal (But I'm A Thousan' Miles From Home)
  • Papa Will Be Gone


Harry Reser and his Orchestra

Vincent Lopez And His Casa Lopez Orchestra - In The Middle Of The Night

Moon Dear

Vincent Lopez And His Casa Lopez Orchestra - Always

Stan Greening And His Band

  • In A Little Rendezvous


Memphis Jug Band - Coal Oil Blues

Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra - From Monday On


Jack Hylton and his Orchestra - I Wish I Had A Talking Picture Of You (vocal - Sam Browne)
Jack Hylton and his Orchestra - I Kiss Your Hand, Madame
  • Bogey Wail
  • Early Ragtime Memories

Frankie "Half Pint" Jaxon - Can't You Wait Till You Get Home?

Earl Hines and his Orchestra - Everybody Loves My Baby
Earl Hines and his Orchestra - Sweet Ella May


Katherine Henderson - Keep It To Yourself


Ted Lewis and his Band
  • Truly (I Love You)


Jimmy Durante - Inka Dinka Do


Adolph Hofner and His Texans
  • Joe Turner Blues

Masculine Women, Feminine Men
~From Harry Reser's Six Jumping Jacks

Masculine women, feminine men,
Which is the rooster, which is the hen?
It's hard to tell 'em apart today! And, say!

Sister is busy learning to shave,
Brother just got a permanent wave,
It's hard to tell 'em apart today! Hey, hey!

Girls were girls and boys were boys when I was a tot,
Now we don't know who's who, even what's what!

Knickers and trousers, baggy and wide,
Nobody knows who's walking inside,
Those masculine women and feminine men!

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