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Feat. Red Nichols


This side was recorded in New York City on May 13th 1925 with Red Nichols trumpet, Tommy Dorsey trombone, Bobby Davis clarinet, Arnold Brilhart clarinet & alto sax, Irving Brodsky piano, Tommy Felline banjo, Adrian Rollini bass sax, and Stan King drums.

The "Varsity Eight" was a pseudonym for the "California Ramblers."

*"Charleston" was composed in 1923, with music by James P. Johnson and lyrics by Cecil Mack.

The song was originally featured in the all black Broadway musical comedy "Runnin' Wild".

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