MUSIC FOR JUNE 16: “THANK YOUR FATHER”

From Ben Selvin, 1930, with surprises from Jack Teagarden (twice), Jimmy Dorsey, and a beautiful hot dance orchestra, composed of Fuzzy Farrar, Bob Effros, trumpet; Jack Teagarden; Jimmy Dorsey, Louis Martin, Joe Dubin, reeds; Al Duffy or Mac Ceppos. violin; Rube Bloom, piano; Carl Kress, banjo; Norman McPherson or Hank Stern, tuba; Stan King, drums, kazoo; Smith Ballew, vocal.  New York, January 27, 1930:

But you’d like to hear the lyrics to this flip, almost naughty love song?

That band is credited as the “Majestic Dance Orchestra,” and the vocal may be by Scrappy Lambert.

Happy Father’s Day, all of you!

May your happiness increase!

3 responses to “MUSIC FOR JUNE 16: “THANK YOUR FATHER”

  1. Barbara Effros

    Thank you for posting – Bob Effros was my grandfather and Ben Selvin (great uncle) – am working on a project about “swing years”
    Your blog is awesome!! – mine just went up on Blogspot/Bob Effros -Jazz Trumpeter.

  2. Dear Barbara and Jonathan,
    Welcome to the jazz blogosphere! I’ve put your blog on the JAZZ LIVES blogroll, and look forward to more entries. We need to hear and know more about Bob!

  3. Happy Holidays Michael! Your posts always brighten my day. Particularly in this crazy year. I looked back at this post from when I first started “following you”. One correction of my own comment. After launching my Grandpa Bob Effros blog, book and archiving, I discovered Ben Selvin was not my actually Uncle ( as I wrote here in February 2014).
    Ben Selvin and my Grandpa were very close from early 1920’s until Ben died in 1980. We always called him “Uncle Ben”. In fact Ben’s daughter wrote me a few years ago that she always called my Grandparents “Uncle Bob & Aunt Selma”. When we were raised , unbeknownst to me, all close adult friends of my Grandparents were referred to as Aunt and Uncle as a term of endearment. We had a large extended family and The Selvin’s were also of Russian Jewish descent and we saw them often. Only after preparing an extensive family tree did I find out that we were not actually “blood relatives “.
    Just wanted to clear that up for you and your readers.
    Wishing you good health and hope to see you when I’m next in NY or at future Jazz festival. Trumpets 🎺 of hugs, Barbara

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