#892 (6/17/17)

"Little Old Lady From Baltimore"
Jimmy Mundy And His Orchestra
Vocal by Madeline Greene (With Ensemble)
on Varsity 8136
released in 1940

"The Boy With The Wistful Eyes"
Earl Hines And His Orchestra
Vocal by Madeline Greene And The Three Varieties
on Bluebird B-11394-B
released in 1941


Above: Madeline Greene.

Click HERE for an article about Madeline Greene And The Three Varieties by Marv Goldberg.
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Pittsburgh Courier 5/24/41.
Above: Madeline Greene And The "Three Varieties" singing "Ev'rything Depends On You" (per the Pittsburgh Courier blurb). (L-R) Leroy Harris, Willie Randall, Budd Johnson, and Madeline Greene.

The male members of the quartet were saxophone players in the Earl Hines Orchestra. When this song was released in February 1941, the vocalists were shown as "Madeline Green And Boys" on the label.

Listen to "Ev'rything Depends On You" - Madeline Green And Boys - Bluebird B-11036-B - 1941 (Windows Media Player).



Above: Madeline Greene And The Three Varieties (L-R) Leroy Harris, Willie Randall, Budd Johnson, and Madeline Greene. Madeline married Willie Randall in 1943, after she had left Earl Hines.


Above: Earl Hines Orchestra. Madeline Greene and Billy Eckstein are on either side of Earl Hines in this picture.



Above Left: St. Louis Star And Times 9/24/38.
Above Right: Madeline Greene.




Above Left: Bradford Evening Star 5/16/41.
Above Right: Bradford Evening Star 5/17/41.




Madeline Greene and Billy Eckstein.




The Times (Hammond, Indiana) 10/20/42.

Philadelphia Inquirer 11/14/42.


MADELINE GREENE

Detroit Free Press 10/25/42.

Pittsburgh Courier 11/8/47.

Pittsburgh Courier 1/20/51.




Afro-American 5/4/46: "ReBop Maestro Greeted On Birthday
When Lionel Hampton observed his birthday, April 20, while playing at Baltimore's Royal, Kenneth
(Skin) Forbes and wife, Pauline, were among the many Hampton fans to carry greetings back stage.
They are shown with Hampton, Madeline Green, band vocalist, and Reds of the Reds and Curley dance team...."


EXTRA AUDIO (Windows Media Player):
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]


ABOVE LABEL SCANS:

  • Bluebird 30-0825-B (It Had To Be You) is a 1944 reissue of Bluebird B-11308-B recorded on August 20, 1941 and released in October 1941.
  • Bluebird B-11126-B (Sally Won't You Come Back) was recorded on April 3, 1941 and released in April 1941.
  • Domino D-311 (I've Got A Right To Be Blue) was released in March 1950. It is her only record on this label.
Pittsburgh Courier, March 11, 1950: ....Arthur Farrington, house manager, of 555 Edgecombe Avenue, is master of a singing group on the side. His Magichords just waxed "Be Sure" and "I've Got A Right To Be Blue" in real fancy style with Madeline Green in the torch slot....

Pittsburgh Courier, March 25, 1950: Madeline Green, who came upon the musical horizon in the early days of swing and was a protoge of Benny Goodman, made an important individual step last week when she signed a wax pact with Domino Records. The former singer with Earl Hines and Lionel Hampton has already cut two sides with the background voices of the Magichords and an orchestra directed by Rene Hall....

Listen to "It Had To Be You" - Madeline Greene And The Three Varieties - Bluebird B-11308-B - 1941.
Listen to "Sally Won't You Come Back" - Madeline Greene And The Three Varieties - Bluebird B-11126-B - 1941.
Listen to "I've Got A Right To Be Blue" - Madeline Greene And The Magichords - Domino D-311 - 1950.
Listen to "Be Sure" - Madeline Greene And The Magichords - Domino D-310 - 1950.
ALL FOUR played in sequence.



Above: Label image of Varsity 8136 recorded on December 19, 1939 and released in early 1940 (probably January). This is Madeline Greene's only record on the Varsity label. She is backed vocally by members of Jimmy Mundy's Orchestra. The flip, "A Lover Is Blue," has vocal by Madeline Greene, but no vocal group backing.

Listen to "A Lover Is Blue" - Madeline Greene (No Vocal Group) - Varsity 8136 - 1940 (Windows Media Player).




Above: Label image of Bluebird B-11394-B recorded on November 17, 1941 and released in December 1941. Madeline Greene appeared on seven records on Bluebird (1941-42) with Earl Hines And His Orchestra, one side each, all with vocal harmony.

NOTE: Most discographical information provided at this website is from Ferdie Gonzalez' Disco-File.


Listen to this week's selections featuring Madeline Greene:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

     A. Stream RealAudio...
 
          1. Little Old Lady From Baltimore - Madeline Greene (With Ensemble) - Varsity 8136 - 1940
          2. The Boy With The Wistful Eyes - Madeline Greene And The Three Varieties - Bluebird B-11394-B - 1941
 
          BOTH played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
 
          1. Little Old Lady From Baltimore - Madeline Greene (With Ensemble) - Varsity 8136 - 1940
          2. The Boy With The Wistful Eyes - Madeline Greene And The Three Varieties - Bluebird B-11394-B - 1941

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
          1. Little Old Lady From Baltimore - Madeline Greene (With Ensemble) - Varsity 8136 - 1940
          2. The Boy With The Wistful Eyes - Madeline Greene And The Three Varieties - Bluebird B-11394-B - 1941
 
          BOTH played in sequence

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