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Doin' The Raccoon
George Olsen & His Music
Feat. Fran Frey
Recorded in New York City on September 13th 1928 featuring Floyd Rice trumpet, Bob Borger trumpet & vocals, Jack Fulton trombone, Fran Frey alto sax & vocals, Milton Neul clarinet, tenor sax, & violin, Jack Gifford piano & vocals, Bob Rice banjo & vocals, Jack Hansen bass brass, and George Olsen drums & director.
*"Doin' The Raccoon" was composed by J. Fred Coots, with words by Raymond Klages.
George Olsen was a bandleader born in Portland, Oregon, on March 18th 1893. He played the drums and attended the University of Michigan, where he was drum major. It was during his time spent at the university that he formed his band "George Olsen and his Music". He would then make the cross-country journey to Broadway, appearing in "Kid Boots," the "Ziegfeld Follies of 1924," and "Good News".
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