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Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra


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Feat. Bing Crosby


This side was cut in New York City on January 20th 1928 featuring Bing Crosby vocal, Bix Beiderbecke cornet, Charlie Margulis trumpet, Bill Rank trombone, Frank Trumbauer c-melody, alto sax, & vocals, Jimmy Dorsey and Chester Hazlett alto sax, Matty Malneck violin, Lennie Hayton piano, Carl Kress guitar, Min Leibrook bass sax, and Hal McDonald drums.

*"Mississippi Mud" was composed by Harry Barris.

Bix Beiderbecke, Frankie Trumbauer, and a singer named Bing Crosby, that Trumbauer had met during his college days went to the local Okeh recording studio in New York to create what would prove to be a memorable side in the annals of jazz history. During the Winter of 1928, between concert bookings and tour dates members of Paul Whiteman's band got together to cut loose and produce their own hot rendition of this popular song.

In a 1950's radio interview Frank Trumbauer would later cite this recording for containing what he would deem
Bix Beiderbecke's greatest recorded solo. After all as Paul Whiteman once stated: "Bix could play more in four notes than most could in an entire number".

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