[78-L] Bunny Berigan or not?

Kristjan Saag saag at telia.com.invalid
Tue Mar 23 08:35:39 PDT 2021

The March 18 1931 recording of Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal and Pierre 
Norman's "When I Take My Sugar To Tea" by Fred Rich & His Orchestra (on 
some labels named Frank Auburn & His Orchestra) is listed both in Rust's 
"Jazz Records" and in the "Dance Band Discography".
Rust has it under Fred Rich, and the entry in "Jazz Records" can be seen 
on pages 1417-1418 in the online issue

Rust has Bob Effros as one of two trumpeters, the other unknown, but 
mentions that Bunny Berigan replaces Effros for the next recording 
session on June 15.
This entry has been unchanged, at least since the fifth edition of "Jazz 
Records" in 1983.

But on a few compilation albums with Bunny Berigan's recordings he is 
credited having played the trumpet on "When I Take My Sugar To Tea". 
I've searched the net for comments about this "new discovery", but in vain.

Does anyone know more about this? Here's the recording:


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