[78-L] Les Stevens '20s orchestra

Julian Vein julianvein at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Nov 8 05:10:13 PST 2012

On 08/11/12 01:28, Don Chichester wrote:
> Yes, please, Julian.
> Don
> ===========
The full band personnel, although they may not all be on the PA session 
of c. April 2, 1923:
Les Stevens (cl, as, ts, bar, v) dir. Arthur De Grazia, Frank McNelis 
(t), Jerry Gallo (tb), Albert Wagner (cl, as), jack Wheaton (cl, ts), 
Anthony J. Franchini, Frank Funda, Joe LaManda, Sal Cibelli, Joseph 
Chance (vn), Arnold Whitehead (vc), George Walsh, George Bersch (p), 
John Ryan (bj), Joseph /Andre (bb), Jack Fox (d)>

Personnel for the Col session ( december 23, 1926)
Les Stevens (cl, as, ts) dir. Jack Van Houtes, G.G. Mendello (t), Matt 
Caton (tb), Leo Dale (cl, as, ts, v), Fre Billotti (vn), Cornell Smelser 
(p), Ralph Doty (bj), Bob Tinsley (bb), Lionel Wright (d) (This 
personnel reported in Orchestra World, November 1926).

      Julian Vein

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