On the Streets of Cairo, Mohammed, and Afghanistan--timely titles from 1919 and 1920. Plus a catchy almost-Twenties tune called My Baby's Arms. Let's travel back to the days when recording artists performed in front of huge horns. When a really bad mistake meant doing the take over again. When using the same needle for two or three playbacks meant major groove damage.
Getting nostalgic? (No??)
On the Streets of Cairo (Hulten, I think it says), Art Hickman's Orchestra, 1919. From Columbia 78.
Mohammed (Earl), Prince's Dance Orchestra, 1920. From Columbia 78.
Afghanistan (Donnelly), Prince's Dance Orchestra, 1920. From Columbia 78.
My Baby's Arms, Art Hickman's Orchestra (McCarthy-Tierney), 1919. From Columbia 78.
On the Streets... is one of my favorite dance band sides ever, and I'm getting pretty fond of Afghanistan. And I notice I have a number of Prince's Orchestra/Dance Orchestra sides in storage--an underrated recording outfit, if you ask me.
And you've gotta love the slide whistle on the last track--and before Paul Whiteman rode to fame on the same gimmick in 1920!