Records from Okeh

Alreet

December 29, 2015
By joycejohnston

Performed by Gene Krupa and his Orchestra.

Blue Blood Blues

September 15, 2018
By joycejohnston

This is the original Okeh recording.

Breathless

August 4, 2018
By joycejohnston

Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree


By joycejohnston

Doodle Doo Doo

August 13, 2018
By joycejohnston

Georgia On My Mind

December 29, 2015
By joycejohnston

Performed by Gene Krupa and his Orchestra. Vocal by Anita O’Day.

Hold Me

September 16, 2018
By joycejohnston

If I Had You

January 20, 2020
By joycejohnston

If You’re From Texas

June 3, 2017
By joycejohnston

In the Garden Where the Praties Grow

January 8, 2016
By joycejohnston

With violin, banjo and piano accompaniment. For the non-Irish among us, “praties” are potatoes.

It Ain’t Gonna Rain No Mo’

August 13, 2018
By joycejohnston

Java Jive

December 6, 2015
By joycejohnston

Vocals by Dee Keating.

Jet Black Blues

September 15, 2018
By joycejohnston

This is the original Okeh recording.

June

September 16, 2018
By joycejohnston

Let Mr. Maguire Sit Down

January 9, 2016
By joycejohnston

With violin, banjo and piano accompaniment.

Limehouse Blues

January 20, 2020
By joycejohnston

Ole Miss

September 19, 2018
By joycejohnston

Ole Miss is a W.C. Handy number. This, the original incarnation of the band, features Jimmy Durante on piano.

Here’s the lineup:

Jimmy Durante: Piano
Achille Baquet: Clarinet
Frank Christian: Cornet
Arnold Loyacano: Guitar
Frank Lhotak: Trombone

Peach Tree Shuffle

December 6, 2015
By joycejohnston

Steel Guitar Hula

November 14, 2015
By joycejohnston

Nice piece — the lead alternates between the steel guitar and the fiddle.

Swanee

September 18, 2018
By joycejohnston

The Okeh Laughing Record

April 5, 2017
By joycejohnston

We Might As Well Forget It

August 12, 2018
By joycejohnston

You’re From Texas


By joycejohnston