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This record was made in New York City on February 11th 1927 featuring Jack Pettis clarinet, alto, tenor, & c-melody sax, Scrappy Lambert and Billy Hillpot vocals, Bill Moore cornet, Al Goering piano, Joe Venuti violin, Eddie Lang guitar, and Dylan Ober drums, with unknown trombone, clarinet, alto sax, & tuba.

*"Ain't She Sweet" with music composed by Milton Ager, and lyrics by Jack Yellen.


Rutgers University cheerleader Harold "Scrappy" Lambert was a talented vocalist who also played piano with a collegiate jazz group, the "Rutgers Jazz Bandits". During February of 1925 Lambert would form a musical alliance with fellow student (and cheerleader) Billy Hillpot impersonating the Smith Brothers. The following year famous orchestra leader Ben Bernie discovered the pair and signed them on with his band where they remained until 1928.

For this record the "Ben Bernie Band" was fronted by their star saxophonist Jack Pettis.



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