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The Varsity Eight
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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