Bix Beiderbecke.

 

Label Credits on his British Parlophone Issues.

 

(Compiled by Norman Field, Mark Stephens and Mike Thomas.)

 

First line:             Sequential number, master number and title.
Second line:         Catalogue number, year of issue, type and size of label.
Third line:           Label credit of the issue.
Fourth line:         Reissue catalogue number, year of reissue. (If applicable).
Fifth line:             Label credit of the reissue.

 

Some of the years of issue are approximate.

 

In the case of split couplings (here defined as a NON-BIX item, even if it is by Trumbauer’s Orchestra), an extra line is inserted giving details of what it was.

 

When plum or black label pressings of 'original issues' are known to exist, this is noted. It is only conjectural at this stage what proportion of originals exist with the later variant colours. EMI were known to make re-pressings in quite astonishingly small numbers, maybe only a dozen or so copies. Therefore new ‘discoveries’ can be expected from time to time.   

 

 

1     80391-C        TRUMBOLOGY

                              R3419      1927    Small purple. Also known on plum and large black.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER WITH HIS ORCHESTRA.

                              R2465      1937    2nd New Rhythm Style.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER & HIS ORCHESTRA

 

2     80392-A        CLARINET MARMALADE

                              R3323      1927    Large purple. Also known on plum.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER’S ORCH. with Bix.

                              R2304      1936    2nd New Rhythm Style.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER & HIS ORCH.
                              Reverse: TAKE IT EASY, Duke Ellington & his Orch.


3     80393-B        SINGIN’ THE BLUES
                              R3323    (1927)    Large purple. Also known on plum.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER’S ORCH. with Bix and Ed Lang.
                              R1838    (1934)    2nd New Rhythm Style.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER'S ORCHESTRA with Bix Beiderbecke and Ed. Lang.

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4     81071-B        OSTRICH WALK
                              R3349    (1927)    Small purple.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER AND HIS ORCHESTRA.

                              R2492    (1937)    2nd New Rhythm Style.
                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER AND HIS ORCHESTRA.

 

5     81072-B        RIVERBOAT SHUFFLE
                              R3349    (1927)    Small purple.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER AND HIS ORCHESTRA.

                              R2492    (1937)    2nd New Rhythm Style.
                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER AND HIS ORCHESTRA.

 

6     81083-B        I’M COMING VIRGINIA
                              R3361    (1927)    Small purple.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER'S ORCH. featuring Bix Bidelbeck and Arthur Schutt.

                              R2687    (1938)    2nd New Rhythm Style.  (Not shown in last edition of Rust, amend!)

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER'S ORCHESTRA Featuring Bix Beiderbecke and Arthur Schutt


7     81084-B        ’WAY DOWN YONDER IN NEW ORLEANS
                              R3361    (1927)    Small purple.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER'S ORCH. featuring Bix Bidelbeck and Arthur Schutt.

                              R2687    (1938)    2nd New Rhythm Style.
FRANKIE TRUMBAUER'S ORCHESTRA Featuring Bix Beiderbecke and Arthur Schutt

 

8     81085-C        FOR NO REASON AT ALL IN C

                              R3419    (1927)    Small purple. Also known on plum and large black.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER, BIX BEIDERBECK, ED LANG and ARTHUR SCHUTT (in their four-Piece Orchestra)
R2532    (1937)    2nd New Rhythm Style.
FRANKIE TRUMBAUER with BIX BEIDERBECKE & ED LANG (In their Three Piece Orchestra)

 

9       81273-C      THREE BLIND MICE (Rhythmic Theme in advanced Harmony)
R105    (1928)    Small purple. Also known on plum.    FRANKIE TRUMBAUER’S ORCH. with Bix, Lang, Rollini, Schutt and Joe Venuti.

 

10   81274-B        BLUE RIVER
R3440    (1927)    Small purple.
FRANKIE TRUMBAUER’S ORCH. with Bix Beiderbeck, Ed Lang, Adrian Rollini and Seger Ellis.

 

11   81275-D       THERE’S A CRADLE IN CAROLINE
                              R3440    (1927)    Small purple.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER’S ORCH. with Bix Beiderbeck, Ed Lang, Adrian Rollini and Seger Ellis.

 


12   81426-B        BIXOLOGY (IN A MIST)
                              R3504    (1928)    Small purple.
                              Piano Solo. BIX BEIDERBECK.
                              R1838    (1934)    2nd New Rhythm Style.
                              BIX BEIDERBECK - Piano Solo.


13   81450-A        WRINGIN’ AND TWISTIN’

                              R3504    (1928)    Small purple.
FRANKIE TRUMBAUER with BIX BEIDERBECK and ED LANG in their Three Piece Orchestra.

                              R2532    (1937)    2nd New Rhythm Style.
FRANKIE TRUMBAUER with BIX BEIDERBECKE & ED LANG (In their Three Piece Orchestra).


14   81488-A        HUMPTY DUMPTY
                              R3464    (1927)    Small purple.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER’S ORCH. with Bix, Lang, Rollini and Venuti.

 

15   81489-B        KRAZY KAT (Tone Poem in Slow Rhythm)
R105    (1928)    Small purple. Also known on plum.
FRANKIE TRUMBAUER’S ORCH. with Bix, Lang, Rollini, Schutt and Joe Venuti.


16   81490-B       
BALTIMORE
                              R3464    (1927)    Small purple.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER’S ORCH. with Bix, Lang, Rollini and Venuti.


17   81499-A        JUST AN HOUR OF LOVE
                              R3463    (1927)    Small purple.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER’S AUGMENTED ORCHESTRA with Bix, Lang, Rollini and Venuti with Special Vocal Chorus

 

18   81500-A        I’M WONDERIN’ WHO
R3463    (1927)    Small purple.
FRANKIE TRUMBAUER’S AUGMENTED ORCHESTRA with Bix, Lang, Rollini and Venuti with Special Vocal Chorus


19   81518-B        AT THE JAZZ BAND BALL
                              R3465    (1927)    Small purple.
                              BIX BEIDERBECK presents HIS ORCHESTRA.
                              R2711    (1939)    2nd New Rhythm Style.
                              BIX BEIDERBECKE AND HIS ORCHESTRA.

 

20   81519-B        ROYAL GARDEN BLUES
                              R3465    (1927)    Small purple.

                              BIX BEIDERBECK presents HIS ORCHESTRA.
R2580    (1938)    2nd New Rhythm Style.    (Dubbed master, correctly shown in Rust).

                              BIX BEIDERBECKE & HIS ORCHESTRA.


21   81520-A        THE JAZZ ME BLUES
                              R127     (1928)    Small purple.

                              BIX BEIDERBECK presents HIS ORCHESTRA
 R2580    (1938)    2nd New Rhythm Style.    (Dubbed Master, NOT shown in Rust, amend!)
BIX BEIDERBECKE & HIS ORCHESTRA.


22   81568-B        GOOSE PIMPLES
                              R127     (1928)    Small purple.

                              BIX BEIDERBECK presents HIS ORCHESTRA
                              R2465    (1937)    2nd New Rhythm Style.

                               BIX BEIDERBECKE AND HIS ORCH.


23   81569-A        SORRY
                              R3503    (1928)    Small purple

                              BIX BEIDERBECK presents HIS ORCHESTRA
                              R2711    (1939)    2nd New Rhythm Style.

                              BIX BEIDERBCEK AND HIS ORCHESTRA.

 

24   81570-C        CRYING ALL DAY
                              R2176    (1935)    2nd New Rhythm Style.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER'S ORCH.

 

25   81571-B        A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND

                              R3489    (1927)    Small purple.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER’S ORCH. with Bix, Lang, Venuti & Rollini.

 

26   81572-B        SINCE MY BEST GIRL TURNED ME DOWN

                              R3503    (1928)    Small purple.

                              BIX BEIDERBECK presents HIS ORCHESTRA

                              R2054    (1935)    2nd New Rhythm Style.

                              BIX BEIDERBECK & HIS ORCH.

 

27   81575-B        SUGAR

                              R3489    (1927)    Small purple.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER’S ORCH. with Bix, Lang, Venuti & Rollini.


28   400003-B     THERE’LL COME A TIME

                              R3526    (1928)    Small purple.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER with HIS ORCHESTRA and HIS RHYTHM BOYS.

                              R2097    (1935)    2nd New Rhythm Style.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER AND HIS ORCH. with Bix Beiderbecke and Ed. Lang and vocals by Bing Crosby, Harry Barris and Al Rinka.


29   400004-C     JUBILEE

                              R161     (1928)    Small purple.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER AND HIS ORCHESTRA

                              R2054    (1935)    2nd New Rhythm Style.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER & HIS ORCH.


30   400034-A    
MISSISSIPPI MUD

                              R3526    (1928)    Small purple.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER with HIS ORCHESTRA and HIS RHYTHM BOYS

                              R2097    (1935)    2nd New Rhythm Style.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER AND HIS ORCH. with Bix Beiderbecke and Ed. Lang and vocals by Bing Crosby, Harry Barris and Al Rinka.

 

31   400188-A     OUR BUNGALOW OF DREAMS
                              R142     (1928)    Small purple.
                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER’S AUGMENTED ORCHESTRA
                              (Reverse: COQUETTE, Dorsey Brothers Orchestra)


32   400189-B     LILA
                              R141     (1928)    Small purple.
                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER and his ORCHESTRA


33   400603-B     BORNEO
                              R203     (1928)    Small purple.

                              THE GOOFUS FIVE AND THEIR ORCHESTRA

                              (Reverse: MAMA'S GONE YOUNG, The Goofus Five And Their Orchestra.)


34   400604-C     MY PET
                              R141    (1928)    Small purple.
                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER and his ORCHESTRA

 

35   400616-B     SOMEBODY STOLE MY GAL
                              R161     (1928)    Small purple.

                              BIX BEIDERBECK presents HIS ORCHESTRA


36   400617-C     THOU SWELL

                              R451     (1929)    Large black.

                              BIX BEIDERBECK AND HIS GANG

                              (Reverse: I FEEL AT HOME WITH YOU, Irwin Abrams Orch.)

                              R2355    (1936)    2nd New Rhythm Style.

                              BIX BEIDERBECKE & HIS ORCH.

                              (Reverse: I'VE GOT A FEELING I'M FALLING, Miff Mole & His Little Molers.)


37   400989-C     BLESS YOU SISTER
                              R1883    (1934)    2nd New Rhythm Style.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER'S ORCHESTRA (with Bix Beiderbecke)

                              (Reverse: FEELING THE SPIRIT, Luis Rusell Orch.)

 

38   400990-B     DUSKY STEVEDORE

                              R265     (1928)    Small purple.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER’S NEW RHYTHM ORCHESTRA


39   400994-A     OL’
MAN RIVER

                              R2328    (1936)    2nd New Rhythm Style.

                              BIX BEIDERBECKE & HIS ORCH.

                              (Reverse: WILD OAT JOE, Miff Mole's Molers.)


40   400995-A     WA-DA-DA

                              R2286    (1935)    2nd New Rhythm Style.

                              BIX BEIDERBECKE & HIS ORCH.

                              (Reverse: IMAGINATION, Miff Mole's Molers.)


41   401133-B     TAKE YOUR TOMORROW

                              R265     (1928)    Small purple.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER’S NEW RHYTHM ORCHESTRA

                              R2564    (1937)    2nd New Rhythm Style.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER AND HIS ORCH. (Footnote 1)

                              (Reverse: MY SWEETER THAN SWEET, Frankie Trumbauer's Orch.)


42   401134-C     LOVE AFFAIRS

                              (Unissued in Britain) O, Monstrous Iniquity!


43   401138-B     RHYTHM KING

                              R2269    (1935)    2nd New Rhythm Style.

                              BIX BEIDERBECKE & HIS ORCH.

                              (Reverse: FEELIN' NO PAIN, Miff Mole's Molers.)


44   401139-A    
LOUISIANA

                              R298     Large black.

                              BIX BEIDERBECK AND HIS ORCHESTRA

                              R2833    (1940)    2nd New Rhythm Style.

                              BIX BEIDERBECKE & HIS ORCH.


45   401140-A     MARGIE

                              R2833    (1940)    2nd New Rhythm Style.

                              BIX BEIDERBECKE & HIS ORCH.


46   401195-B     THE LOVE NEST

                              R2645    (1938)    Small black.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER'S ORCHESTRA.

                              (Reverse: ON THE ALAMO, Milt Shaw & his Detroiters)


47   401196-C     THE JAPANESE SANDMAN

                              R2176    (1935)    2nd New Rhythm Style.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER'S ORCH.


48   401197-A     HIGH UP ON A HILL TOP

                              R2644    (1938)    Small black.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER'S ORCHESTRA.


49   401198-A     SENTIMENTAL BABY

                              R298     (1928)    Large black.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER’S NEW RHYTHM ORCHESTRA


50   401703-B     FUTURISTIC RHYTHM

                              R2625    (1938)    2nd New Rhythm Style.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER & HIS ORCH.

                              (Reverse: GET HAPPY, Frank Trumbauer Orch.)


51   401704-D     RAISIN’ THE ROOF

                              R2644    (1938)    Small black.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER'S ORCHESTRA.


52   401809-B     LOUISE

                              E6208    (1928)    Large red.

                              WILL PERRY’S ORCHESTRA with Vocal Chorus.

                              (Reverse: SLEEPY VALLEY (Waltz), Justin Ring’s OKeh Orchestra)


53   401810-C     WAIT TILL YOU SEE MA CHERIE

                              R398     (1929)    Large black.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER’S NEW RHYTHM ORCHESTRA.

                              (Reverse: LADY DIVINE (Waltz), Carolina Club Orchestra)


54   401811-C     BABY WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME

                              R1978    (1935)    2nd New Rhythm Style.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER & HIS ORCHESTRA.

                              (Reverse: MANHATTAN RAG, Frankie Trumbauer's Orch.)


55   401840-B     NO-ONE CAN TAKE YOUR PLACE

                              R420     (1929)    Large black.

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER’S ORCHESTRA.

                              (Reverse: REACHIN’ FOR SOMEONE, Frankie Trumbauer's Orchestra).


56   401841-C     I LIKE THAT

                              R714  (1930)    Large black (New Rhythm Style)

                              FRANKIE TRUMBAUER AND HIS ORCHESTRA. (Footnote 2)

                              (Reverse: SHIVERY STOMP, Seger Ellis).

 


Footnote 1: This record was unknown to me before this listing was compiled. It is singular because (a) it appears to be extremely rare. Some Second New Rhythm Style discs are quite elusive, but this one seems to be incredibly hard to find. Arthur Badrock has told me that a British collector he knows who has made a speciality for years of collecting ALL the Parlophone Rhythm-Style Series records (there are several different ones) has never found R2564; and (b) MY SWEETER THAN SWEET (originally R 583) is one of only two post-Bix Trumbauers that were reissued. (The other is LOVE AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT THE BLUES, which was first on R644 (backed by MARCH OF THE HOODLUMS by Ed. Lang's Orch.), and reissued on R2541 (backed by CHERRY by the Big Aces, but credited to The Big Chocolate Dandies). This is also scarce; indeed it is one of the rare cases where an original issue is more common than its reissue! (Since this list was originally compiled in late summer 2000, I’ve been lucky enough to acquire both these, thereby hopefully proving the truth of the saying: ‘Everything comes to he who waits’!)


Footnote 2: This is the only Bix side that ever appeared in the important Parlophone ‘New Rhythm Style Series’. There was, initially, no pressing need for any others, as the majority of the ‘original issues’ in the list above were still available at the time under their original catalogue numbers. I LIKE THAT is No.39 in the series. Nevertheless, there then followed a very long period (1930-34) during which no more Bix sides were issued here! The reason for this grave omission is not known to us.

 

Page revised 3rd July 2002.

Transferred here 25th September 2006.