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Loving You The Way I Do
Bert Lown & His
Hotel Biltmore Orchestra
Feat. "The Biltmore Rhythm Boys"
This record was cut in New York City on October 17th 1930 by Bert Lown's "Hotel Biltmore Orchestra" with Frank Cush and Eddie Farley trumpet, Al Philburn trombone, Elmer Feldkamp clarinet, alto sax, & vocals, and Larry Tice clarinet & alto sax, Paul Mason clarinet, tenor sax, & vocals, Adrian Rollini bass sax, Mac Ceppos violin, Chauncy Grey piano, Tommy Felline guitar & vocals, Merrill Kline bass brass, and Stan King drums.
Modeled after the Bing Crosby's original "Rhythm Boys", the "Biltmore Rhythm Boys" were a harmonized singing group consisted of Elmer Feldkamp, Paul Mason and Tommy Felline that was organized by Bert Lown from members of his orchestra.
*"Loving You The Way I Do" was written by Eubie Blake, Will Morrisey, and Jack Scholl.
As a violinist Bert Lown worked for a time in the 1920's as a sideman, including in 1925 with cornetist Fred Hamm's band. He collaborated with Hamm, Chauncy Gray and Dave Bennett on "Bye Bye Blues" which they first recorded on May 1st 1925.
In 1929 Lown began his series of recordings and among his sidemen along the way were (at various times) trombonist Miff Mole, drummer Stan King and (most importantly) bass saxophonist Adrian Rollini (who was succeeded by Spencer Clark in 1931). During 1930-31, Lown's band was employed regularly at the Biltmore Hotel in New York, frequently broadcasting on the radio. During this period Lown also composed "You're The One I Care For" and "Tired".
His orchestras only recorded two sessions a piece in 1932 and 1933 and by the mid-30's Lown was no longer leading a band, instead booking and managing orchestras before dropping out of music altogether. In later years, Bert Lown held executive positions and was involved in CBS-TV from 1951 until he died from a heart attack in 1962.
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