Bob TANK Vocalist who also recorded with Ben Light and his Surf Club Boys. --And His Manhattans, Hollywood, ca. Nov./Dec., 1936. (L 0353) Louie Is the Hottest Guy in Town HOLLYWOOD HOT SHOTS unnumbered (L 0354) Herman Wants Widow Stout's Heine HOLLYWOOD HOT SHOTS 373 A (L 0355) Hunting with Hazel HOLLYWOOD HOT SHOTS 355 (L 0356) Placing the Pickle with Pleasure HOLLYWOOD HOT SHOTS unnumbered --with piano, Hollywood, 1937. (L 0461) It May Not Be Love But It's Wonderful HOLLYWOOD HOT SHOTS 372, GOOD-HUMOR unnumbered (No. 662) --later dubs as "It May Not Be Love" GOOD-HUMOR 20 B, KICKS unnumbered (G3) (L 0462) Myrtle Isn't Fertile Anymore HOLLYWOOD HOT SHOTS 373 Al TAVEL Brooklyn, NY, mid-1940's. This may not be a party record. Moonbeams (Harry Schnur) RADIO NOVELTY 228 B (228-B, 228-2B,228-5B) Johnny TAYLOR --& His Mellow Five, Los Angeles 1949. West Coast Baby BLUE RECORDS 103 Rocky Mountain Blues BLUE RECORDS 103 --& His Orchestra, Fall 1951. Mister Monkey Man BLUE RECORDS 129 --& His Combo. Back Alley Blues BLUE RECORDS 129 Three Dukes -see Larry Vincent THREE OLD ROOSTERS (Miller, Glaser & Adams) Jim Miller (who recorded with Charlie Farrell), Al Glaser and Johnny Adams appeared at The Armando in 1937. --With piano, New York City, Reeves Sound Studios, c. August 1940. (3190) The Hussy From Bagdad GENERAL 1721-A (3191) Nancy's Lost It (That Clear Light in Her Eyes) GENERAL 1721-B --New York, Reeves Sound Studios, late 1940. (R 3323) Who Slapped Annie In the Fanny (With a Flounder) GENERAL 1720-A (2842) (R 3323-alt.) Who Slapped Annie In the Fanny (With a Flounder) *** 1720 (R 3324) Biggest Kanakas In Hawaii GENERAL 1720-B (2841) (R 3324-alt.) Biggest Kanakas In Hawaii *** 1720 --New York, Reeves Sound Studios, c. May-June, 1941. (4084) Minnie Loves Lavender in Her Drawers GENERAL 1727-A, *** 1727-A (4085) You Can't Sleep With Women GENERAL 1727-B, *** 1727-B (4086) The Crooner (Boo, Boo, Boo) GENERAL 1728-A, *** 1728-A (4087) She Was a Good Kid When She Had It GENERAL 1728-B, *** 1728-B Ernest TRUEX Born 1889 in Kansas City MO., died June 27, 1973. This diminutive actor began working as a child in 1894, debuted in legitimate theatre in 1908. The Warrior's Husband, Directed by Walter Lang with Truex as Sapiens (the sissy queen) about the war between the Greeks and the Amazonians. He was the subject of many of the gay jokes in the film. He appeared on Rod Serling's Twilight Zone in its first season (1959-"What You Need") continued acting into the 1960's. --with piano and electric guitar acc. , all issues are anonymous. Hollywood, 1942. (AMO 2577E) Uncle Tom's Cabin (late dubs as Uncle Tom) STAG 500 A (JJ-1), *** 1001-A, *** 239, *** unnumbered (B-3412)(SUN 239) [one-sided 12" vinyl test dubbed with lush orchestral music mixed in.- Quelle sorprese!] PARLOR RECORDS 36 (T-35), FUN 600 (T-35), LAFF-DISC 400, TIDBITS unnumbered, FUN 1A, BURLY-Q 2, STAG 500 A (CMR 500-A), NATIONAL HOLLYWOOD unnumbered, PAR-TEE RECORDING CO. unnumbered (UT-2), *** unnumbered (UT-2), *** unnumbered Note: there is an unaccompanied rendition of this routine on issued on crudely produced blank label discs by Swing Records. It probably dates from the late 1940's and is not by Ernest Truex. Once a Boy BURLY-Q 2A, FUN 1, PARTY NOVELTY'S 37
Sophie TUCKER Born Sophie Kalish in Russian Poland circa Jan. 13, 1884. Her family immigrated to Hartford when she was still an infant using a stolen passport with the name Abuza. Eloping at age 16, by her eighteenth year she was divorced and singing in small New York restaurants. Hitting the vaudeville circuit as a blackface “coon shouter,” she was in the Ziegfeld Follies in 1909. During her heyday Tucker was probably the only headliner who was able to mix a substantial amount of risqué material into her stage act. Her hundreds of commercial recordings are but the palest reflections of her ribald personal appearances. In more recent times Bette Middler appropriated a substantial quantity of Sophie’s material but the effect of it’s delivery by the divinely-endowed “Miss M” is not at all what the weighty “Last of the Red Hot Mammas” achieved. She developed a mix of Old World sentimentality and jazz age sexuality that audiences loved. Tucker was not one of the “sophisticated” club performers. The elements of self-deprecation coupled with an honest delivery seemed to discharge much of the sexual threat of her monologues, though local authorities were known to object to specific songs from time to time. She continued to perform until shortly before her death on Feb. 9, 1966.
-- Live remote, with Ted Shapiro cond. This may be a dub from the sound track of a British talkie Gay Love (1934) .Disc is anonymous. My Extraordinary Man PARTYTIME 1103 Lee TULLY Born in Chicago and moved to the New York area, working clubs and hotels in the Catskills. By the 1950's was working the top clubs and went on to tour with major stars. Appeared on the Tonight Show twelve times and recorded several LP's. Died in Englewood, NJ. Sept. 16, 1991. --with Bernie Share Orchestra New York City c. Fall, 1947. (38) Essen - part 1 (S. Demay) JUBILEE 3501 (39) Essen - part 2 (S. Demay) JUBILEE 3501 (JR-40) To-day I am a man (S. Demay) JUBILEE 3502 (JR-41) Annie's got a fella (Rich-Basse-Warner) JUBILEE 3502 --with Willie Farmer's Orch., 1947. (JR 42) I found gold! (Demay-Tully) JUBILEE 3504 (JR 43-4) Why Do They Fall in Fallsburg? Part 1 (Glenn-Ware-Demay) JUBILEE 3503-A (JR 44-4) Why Do They Fall in Fallsburg? Part 2 (Glenn-Ware-Demay) JUBILEE 3503-B (JR 45) Louisa learned the roomba from her goomba (Demay-Tully) JUBILEE 3504 --1950's. (K8338) Sam's a Liar (--) KING 15220 (K8341) Takes Two To Tengo (Takes Two To Tango) (Hoffman-Manning) KING 15220 Big Joe Turner see Big Vernon Dave TURNER see also Bexley & Turner Turner sang with The Shades of Rhythm and Bill Doggett. --Los Angeles, ca. 1957. The Hotel Dooto 420 The Virgin Dooto 420