Artie Bernstein, Bass
b. New York, NY, USA.
d. 1964
Artie Bernstein (4 February 1909 – 4 January 1964) was an American jazz bassist. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he worked with Benny Goodman, Red Norvo, and others. He won the Down Beat Readers poll in 1943. He died in Los Angeles.

Artie Bernstein

Emmanuel "Manny" Klein, Trumpet
b. New York, NY, d. May 31, 1994 at 86
~by Scott Yanow 
One of the busiest trumpeters of the 1930's, Manny Klein appeared on a countless number of recordings (both in jazz settings and quite anonymously) through the decades. Klein started out at the top, recording with Paul Whiteman in 1928 and taking a solo on "Makin' Whoopee" that would normally have been taken by the indisposed Bix Beiderbecke. Klein was on literally hundreds of recordings during the next nine years, playing in a style that was similar to (and often later on mistaken for) Bunny Berigan's. Among the many records that he appeared on were dates led by the Boswell Sisters, the Dorsey Brothers and Benny Goodman plus many dance band sessions for Don Voorhees, Red Nichols, Fred Rich, Roger Wolfe Kahn and others; a complete Manny Klein discography has yet to be assembled.

Manny Klein has a trumpet solo at 2:51.
In 1937 Klein moved to California where, other than some work with the Frankie Trumbauer Orchestra and with Manny Malneck (1939), he was a studio musician for 40 years. Klein occasionally played jazz locally but mostly performed on movie soundtracks (including dubbing for Ziggy Elman in the Benny Goodman Story) where his beautiful tone and versatility were considered major assets. Manny Klein led record dates for Brunswick (1936), Keynote (1946), Coral (1947) and a full album for Imperial (jazz versions of themes from The Sound Of Music in 1959).

Manny Klein - Wikipedia

Manny Klein: Information from

Art Wooten, vocals
d. Oct. 6, 1986.
Art Wooten: Blue Grass Boy

Notable Events Occurring
On This Date Include:

The "Charleston" was the newest dance craze sweeping the U.S.A. John Giola (of New York City) entered a Charleston endurance dance marathon and became famous by dancing the Charleston, non-stop, for 22 hours and 30 minutes.

Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra
recorded "A Study in Brown" (Decca Records).

Louis Jordan, sax/songwriter
died in Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Age: 66.

Adolphe Sax
inventor of Saxophone
died in Paris, France.
Age: 79.

"Liberace", pianist
died in Palm Springs, CA, USA.
Age: 68.

Songs Recorded/Released
On This Date Include:


Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra
  • Bright Eyes (introducing "You Oughta See My Baby")
  • Love Bird (introducing "Under the Honeymoon")


Naylor's Seven Aces - I've Got A Cross-Eyed Papa (But He Looks Straight To Me)


Fletcher Henderson Orchestra - Twelfth Street Blues
  • Poplar Street Blues

Original Memphis Five - Throw Down Blues


The Red Heads

Jean Goldkette and his Orchestra

Paul Ash and his Orchestra
  • Shanghai Dream Man
  • Your The One For Me

Irving Aaronson and his CommandersCrazy Words - Crazy Tune (Vo-do-de-o)

Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra - Clarinet Marmalade

Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra Singing the Blues


Jessie Stafford and his Orchestra - A Precious Little Thing Called Love - With vocal Chorus by Craig Leitch

Waring's Pennsylvanians - I'll Always Be In Love With You

Waring's Pennsylvanians - Jericho


Lena Wilson

Victoria Spivey


Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra - I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket
  • Yes! Yes! My! My! (She's Mine)


Crazy Words, Crazy Tune
~Irving Aaronson

Crazy words, crazy tune,
All that I ever hear him croon
Vo do de o, vo doe doe de o, doe--doe doe doe.
Sits around, all night long
Sings the same words to every song
Vo do de o, vo doe doe de o, doe.
His ukulele, daily
How he'll strum!
Bum bum bum!
Vampin' and stampin'
Then he'll holler, 'Black bottom!'
Crazy words, crazy tune,
He'll be driving me crazy soon
Vo do de o, vo doe doe de o, doe.

Marched his men
To Waterloo
What did he say to them?
Vo do de o, vo doe doe de o, doe.
Oh, is that so?

At Valley Forge
'Twas bitter cold and up spoke George
Vo do do, vo doe doe de o, doe.
No--you don't say?

And Simon Legree
In Uncle Tom's Cabin
What did he say to Uncle Tom?
I'll tell you what he said,
He took his whip and said to Uncle Tom--
'C'mon, Charleston!'

And in the Senate
The other day
What did our President Coolidge say?
Vo do de o, vo doe doe de o, doe.

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