[78-L] Freddie Martin or Ed Kirkeby?

Kristjan Saag saag at telia.com.invalid
Sun Oct 12 08:25:16 PDT 2014

Rust lists the May 11 1933 ARC-Brunswick recording (mx 13317-1) of "I've 
Got To Sing A Torch Song" both in "Jazz Records" and in "American Dance 
Band Discography". In JR under Freddie Martin and in ADBD under 
ARC-Brunswick Studio Bands. In both cases he mentions that one of the 
issues (on Rex 8005) uses Ed Lloyd & His Band as pseudonym. 
Mysteriously, though, under the Ed Lloyd & His Band heading in JR he 
lists the Melotone issue of the song as by Freddy (sic) Martin and the 
Rex issue as by Gene Kardos!
Ed Lloyd, however, was also used as a pseudonym for Ed Kirkeby & His 
Orchestra and the song has now been issued on a digital album, "The 
First Torch Singers, vol 2: 1930-34" (Take Two Records) as by Ed Kirkeby 
& His Orchestra. It's also available on other digital compilations, some 
of which only credit the vocalist (Helen Rowland) or even Victor Young 
(who was the ARC-Brunswick Director of Light and Dance Music at the time).
Does anybody have a clue whom to credit: Kirkeby or Martin? Or perhaps 

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