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Earl Oliver's Jazz Babies
Feat. Tom Stacks
(as Tom Howard)
This side was cut in New York City on November 5th 1926 featuring Earl Oliver trumpet, Sammy Lewis trombone, Larry Abbott clarinet & alto sax, Bill Wirges piano, Harry Reser banjo & director, Jimmy Johnston bass sax, and Tom Stacks drums & vocals.
*"Fire !" "(An Alarming Novelty)" was composed by Byron Gay and Richard A. Whiting.
A dark cloud is cast over the humor of this comic novelty song by the circumstances of Tom Stacks' unfortunate death ten years later on February 19th 1936 when a fire broke out at a Chinese Restaurant where he was performing. After the building was evacuated the pint-sized percussionist, scarcely weighing one-hundred pounds, went back in to retrieve his drums and perished in the blaze. -Matt Chauvin
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