[78-L] Who's the vocalist?

Julian Vein julianvein at blueyonder.co.uk
Tue Mar 2 11:46:13 PST 2010

Taylor Bowie wrote:
> I don't think it's Scrappy.   The tone of voice combined with the "accent" 
> makes me think of Frank Luther.  I could be wrong.  Singers like Luther, 
> Art Jarrett,  Cliff Nazzaro,  etc. (all on record about this time) had a 
> little bit of a nasal twang,  which I detect here.  Scrappy didn't...and I 
> don't think it's a function of the Victor recording as I've heard him on 
> plenty of Victors.  For a good comparison,  play the Pollack "Song of the 
> Blues" and compare it with this side...quite a different sound.
> Citing Rust as a reliable source for dance band vocals is a pretty dubious 
> proposition.  He's often wrong or has no information  on the older titles, 
> e.g. on the Ben Bernie Brunswicks.
> Taylor ("I May Be  Wrong,  But...I Think I'm Wonderful...")
Oddly enough, Eddy Duchin's four versions have been plagued with 
incorrect vocalist identifications.

      Julian Vein

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