Wednesday, November 03, 2010

The Savoy Hotel Orpheans

Research into Swing music has lead me into late 20's early 30's bands.

A pleasant discovery was England's Savoy Hotel Orpheans.

As others have noted, information about them on the Net is sparse, but in a nutshell there were the hotel band for the Savoy Hotel in London. Their best recordings fall between roughly 1926-42.

Below are two examples.

I Heard (1932) and From the Top of Your Head (1935)

Turn it up and enjoy. These are digital restorations and have some bass oommph lacking in recordings of this period.

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