Catalogue: JASCD 132-3
Price Code: B
Release Date: 01/10/2003
Bar Code: 604988 01322 1
Orchids For Remembrance
On the "Chase & Sanborn" radio programme
of July 4,1943, the three original Whiteman Rhythm Boys were reunited with the
great band-leader himself. Reminiscing about their early years together and how
they came to meet the so-called 'King Of Jazz', they loosely re-enacted their
1927 audition. Whiteman asked them "Are you guys any good, What are your names?"
Hopeful number one replied "Well, I'm Harry Barris, I sing like Bing Crosby."
Then from hopeful number two, "I'm Al Rinker, I sing like Bing Crosby too."
Whiteman quipped "Well, what about you - you there with the awning?" Came the
reply "I'm Bing Crosby, I sing like Dick Todd". It's doubtful if Todd ever
received a better compliment coming, as it did, from the best known and most
popular songster of the period.
Produced by Geoff Milne
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