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Moon of Japan

Phil Napoleon & His Orchestra


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Phil Napoleon
On Diamond Disc


Recorded in New York City on November 12th 1927 featuring Warren Hookway, John Azavedo and Phil Napoleon trumpets, Ted Rath trombone, Carrol Thorne and Carl Ulrich clarinet, soprano, alto, & tenor sax, Frank Ward clarinet, soprano, alto, tenor sax, & arranger, Harry Hoffman violin, Fran Urgenau piano, Dave Skine banjo, Edward Stem tuba, and Charles Jondro drums. -Arrangement by Ken Macomber.

*"Moon of Japan" was composed by William J. McKenna, with words by William Haid.

Appearing on Edison Diamond Disc, Phil Napoleon and company don't disappoint benefiting from the long playing record they definitely make the most of that extra minuet ...

In a magazine advertisement from the period Phil Napoleon's twelve-piece orchestra is reportedly booked at the Rosemont in Brooklyn.

The March 1927 "Orchestra World" stated the following: "Phil Napoleon Orch - now at Rosemont - Broadcast over WRYNY three hours weekly on Monday, Thursday and Saturday - earned sobriquet "Emperor of the Air"...

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