Chocolate Dandies

There was more than one musical ensemble that went by the name the Chocolate Dandies in the first half of the 20th Century. See the notes below for the members making up the groups playing on each record.

The Recordings

I Surrender Dear

 record label Group: Chocolate Dandies
Label: Commodore Matrix Number: Commodore (1506)
Record Type: Double sided 12 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: May 25, 1940
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With Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax), Roy Eldridge (trumpet), Benny Carter (piano), Bernard Addison (guitar), John Kirby (bass) and Big Sidney Catlett (drums). For another version of this piece with Benny Carter at the helm, see Benny Carter and his Orchestra.

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I Can't Believe that You're In Love with Me

I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me record label Group: Chocolate Dandies
Label: Commodore Matrix Number: Commodore (1506)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: May 25, 1940
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With Roy Eldridge (trumpet), Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax), Benny Carter (alto sax), Bernard Addison (guitar), John Kirby (bass) and Big Sidney Catlett (drums).

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