Bozo ST. CLAIR James Walter St. Clair was an AGVA member who began in Vaudeville in the 1920's. Active as M.C and performer in the Southwest during the 1930’s and forties. Resident in Houston after World War II with “Old Gene Artury” becoming something of a signature piece. He appeared at the Gateway Club as well as several others which promoted vaniy labels for the comedian. Early Town Lounge Club sides were produced by Swing Records Manufacturing Co. 513 13 N.E., Paris, Texas from 1947 to 1950, owned by Jimmy Mercer. St. Clair died May 27, 1976 in Houston, TX. at the age of 80. -accomp by own ukulele, Houston, TX ca. 1947. Old Gene Artury Part No 1 / 2 TOWN LOUNGE CLUB unnumbered picture label Bullfighter Part No 1 / 2 TOWN LOUNGE CLUB unnumbered picture label Bozo Learns Football Part 1/2 TOWN LOUNGE CLUB unnumbered picture label —Ca. 1948. Frankie and Johnny TOWN LOUNGE CLUB unnumbered (F&J) I Walk the Streets TOWN LOUNGE CLUB unnumbered (RAIN) Gorgeous Gruen TOWN LOUNGE CLUB unnumbered (GRUEN) Mary at the zoo TOWN LOUNGE CLUB unnumbered (ZOO) (1366) Woody Woodpecker TOWN LOUNGE CLUB unnumbered, DIAMOND HORSESHOE CLUB unnumbered (1367) Bozo and the Beans TOWN LOUNGE CLUB unnumbered, DIAMOND HORSESHOE CLUB unnumbered (1370/1) Woman Politician Part No 1 / 2 DIAMOND HORSESHOE CLUB unnumbered, TOWN LOUNGE CLUB unnumbered —with Music by the Ringside Orchestra, ca. 1950. (1638) Chloe RINGSIDE FUN SERIES unnumbered (1639) [I Used To Work in] Chicago RINGSIDE FUN SERIES unnumbered Betty SANDERS Sanders was a committed Communist who asked the musical question, “Mr. Wood, are you now or have you ever been a bastard?” Died of cancer Aug. 21, 1975 at the age of 53. -with Jerry Silverman, guitar. New York City, early June, 1952. Talking Un-American Blues (Irwin Silber-Betty Sanders) Hootenanny Records 103 (6/9/52) Note: the date inscribed in the runout is probably the mastering date. The SEASIDE RAMBLERS -Probably the same group as the Red Pepper Boys on Paradise Platters. Hollywood, ca. 1936. (C-1003) Since Ivan Started Divin' HOLLYWOOD HOT SHOTS 363 A Alice SHELDON Born Chicago in 1915. Joined the U.S. Army in 1942. She is best known for her science fiction written under the pseudonym James Triptree, Jr. Died 1987. -both titles coupled on a single disc. They Never Wrote About That FOXCO B-7621 --Lou & Alice Sheldon When the Leaves Begin To Fall FOXCO B-7622 Ann SHELTON --acc. by own piano, Hollywood, 1941. (064078) Breaking Into Radio STANDIRT PRODUCTION unnumbered --Hollywood, late 1942. (074140-2) Gracie La Groove (That Platter Spinnin' Gal) STANDIRT PRODUCTION unnumbered Herman SHLUMPF -Hollywood, ca. 1943. (PC 4601) Disc Jockey's Lament STANDIRT PRODUCTION unnumbered (PC 4602) The Ballad of Maud, STANDIRT PRODUCTION the Mezzo-Soprano unnumbered The SIDEWINDERS --male vocal with trumpet, clarinet & rhythm, Associated Cinema Studios, Hollywood, 1936. Hollywood, c. 1936. L-0328 is uncredited on all issues. (L-0326) His Barrel Is Long RACY RECORDS HS-412 -Under its correct title "She Comes Rolling Down The Mountain" *** unnumbered (L-0326) (L-0328) The Virgin Ranger HOLLYWOOD HOT SHOTS unnumbered, GOOD-HUMOR unnumbered white label, flipside has regular GOOD-HUMOR label [b/w "Piddlin' Pup" No. 691], NOVELTY RECORD unnumbered typewritten label; Allied logo on reverse single face -as Virginian Virgin PARTY TIME No. 2 (1118) The SINGING JOLLY AIRES --Vocal quartet, late 1940's. (307-B) They Tried To Take It (J. G. Pody) A-MUS-ING unnumbered SONS OF THE PIONEERS This popular Country Western group consisted of Bob Nolan (real name Robert Clarence Nobles) born New Brunswick, Canada April 1, 1908, died June 15, 1980, leader; Hugh (Thomas Hubert) Farr, born in Llano, TX December 6, 1903, died March 17, 1980; Karl Marx Farr, [sounds like a candidate for the blacklist] born in Rochelle, TX April 25, 1909, died September 20, 1961; Lloyd Wilson Perryman, born in Ruth, AR January 29, 1917, died May 31, 1977; and possibly Pat Brady (Robert Ellsworth O'Brady), born December 31, 1914 died Feb. 27, 1972. The Band appeared in “Song of the Saddle” with Dick Foran in 1936 and recorded extensively for Standard Transcriptions, which apparently found that risqué parodies were excellent promotional tools. --Hollywood, Recordings, Inc. Studio Spring, 1936. (B3387A) Sweet Violets STANDIRT PRODUCTION unnumbered (3387) -as "Sweet Violets Second Edition" RACY RECORDS HS 421 B, *** unnumbered (3387), HOLLYWOOD HOT SHOTS unnumbered (321B), GOOD-HUMOR 20A (321B) Ti-Yi-Yippee *** unnumbered The above issue is a dub and probably retitled. It is a parody of “The Old Chisolm Trail” with an out chorus of “If You Can’t Get Five Take Two.” It may not be from the same session as Sweet Violets.
--with singing cowboy Dick Foran (John Nicholas Foran 1911-1979), guest vocal, Hollywood, 1936. Strawberry Roan [Curley Fletcher] *** 204 A -Overmodulated dubs with introduction and closing excised:HIGH SOCIETY RECORDS 507 B, PARTY PLATTERS 307-A Note: Fletcher wrote both the original lyric and the parody documented here. Rudy SOOTER Sooter was born in 1904 and became something of an elusive legend in country music. Bob Nolan and Roy Rogers were in his band before they formed the Sons of the Pioneers. Rudy Sooter's Ranchmen recorded with Jimmie Davis for Decca. Sooter appeared with Tex Ritter in Headin' for the Rio Grande (Grand National 1936), in Moonlight on the Range (Spectrum 1937), with Roy Rogers in Billy The Kid Returns (Republic 1938) and later played a bartender on the TV series Gunsmoke. He died in Nevada in 1991. -and his Horse Opera Company, with guitar and mandolin, Hollywood, c. 1936. Up The Alley with Sally RACY RECORDS HS 421, PARTY NOVELTY'S 18-A -later anonymous dubs retitled "Sally" HI-LITE RECORDS 100-A, NOVEL-TUNES 2003 -later anonymous dub retitled “A Quaint Street” PARTY RECORD unnumbered (2540), PARTY RECORDS unnumbered (2540) SOUTH SEA ISLANDERS --Baltimore, MD., 1946. (HOBCO 1061) Princess Poo-Poo-Ly (Harry Owens) Alcar - no # Alcar (records) manufactured by J. A. Carstens Paul SPEEGLE Born July 5, 1909. Attended Stanford University in the early 1930's and later worked for the San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Recorder as drama critic and columnist. Played a few bit parts in film. Program Director KNBC and Radio Free Asia. Died June 23, 1982. -San Francisco, late 1940's. (SR 600) Introduces Small Boy To Esquire SKIT unnumbered (SR 601) At the Lingerie Counter SKIT unnumbered SPIVY Real name Bertha Levine (This is not blues singer Victoria Spivey) b. 1906, Brooklyn, NY. Appeared at Tony's on 52nd St. in 1936. Operated the popular "Spivy's Roof" at 139 E. 57th St. from 1940 to 1951. On occasion represented herself as Spivy Levoe. After European tour became character actress with roles in "The Manchurian Candidate and "Requiem for a Heavyweight". Operated Spivy's East Side in Paris from 1953 on. Died Woodland Hills, CA., Jan. 8, 1971. --w. piano, New York City, Oct., 1939 Reeves Sound Studios. Exclusive issues below from unnumbered album "Seven Sophisticated Gay Songs by Spivy" released by General. (R2342) Why Don't You EXCLUSIVE RECORDINGS S-102, (Lyrics by Everett Marcy Music by Spivy) COMMODORE 52 (R2343) Alley Cat (Lyrics by Jill Rainsford Music by Spivy)/ EXCLUSIVE RECORDINGS Tarantella (Spivy) S-101, COMMODORE 51 (R2344) I Brought Culture To Buffalo in the 90's EXCLUSIVE RECORDINGS S-101, (Lyrics by Everett Marcy Music by Prince Paul Chavchavadze) COMMODORE 51 (R2345) The Last of the Fleur DeLevy EXCLUSIVE RECORDINGS S-102, (John LaTouche) COMMODORE 52 (R2346) A Tropical Fish EXCLUSIVE RECORDINGS S-103, (Lyrics by Jill Rainsford Music by Spivy) COMMODORE 53B (R2347) I Love Town EXCLUSIVE RECORDINGS S-103, (Lyrics by John LaTouche Music by Goetz Eyck) COMMODORE 53A --New York City, Fall 1947, set titled An Evening with Spivy (Album 50). Sides are numbered consecutively. Surrealist (words: John LaTouche music:Spivy) GALA 5001 V-1, V-3 I Didn't Do a Thing Last Night (words: John LaTouche music: Spivy) GALA 5002 V-1, V-3 Madame's Lament (Charlotte Kent) GALA 5003 V-1 Auntie’s Face (Guy Monypenny) GALA 5004 V-1, V-3 100% American Girls (Charlotte Kent) GALA 5005 V-1 Wife of an Acrobat (Noel Coward) GALA 5006 V-1 --New York City, late 1940's. Last of the Fleur De Levy SOUND 1/2 Penelope’s Tarantella SOUND 3/4 A Fool in the Moonlight SOUND 5/6 Fashion of the Two-By-Two SOUND 5/6 The SWINGERS -Hollywood, ca. 1936. Originally issued on the Torchies From Hollywood label. (A202) Old Master's Swing Song HOLLYWOOD HOT SHOTS 359