by The International Sweethearts Of Rhythm
on Guild 141 A
released in 1945
Above Left: Vi Burnside And Her All Stars (ca 1951). An excellent saxophone player, Vi was with The International Sweethearts Of Rhythm, an all female orchestra that had gained great fame in the 1940's, leaving them in 1947.
Above Right: Tiny Davis, Decca recording Artist (ca 1952). She was with The Sweethearts in the 1940's, billed as "The Hottest Female Trumpeter In the Universe"! She left them in 1947.
Above: The Sweethearts Of Rhythm on the set of the short film "Jump Children" in 1946.
AFRS Transcription Disc - "Jubilee" by The International Sweethearts Of Rhythm from early 1945:
"Sweet Georgia Brown" (featuring Vi Burnside on sax)
"Central Avenue Boogie" (vocal by Anna Mae Winburn, leader of the orchestra)
"Gin Mill Special" (featuring Vi Burnside on sax and Tiny Davis on trumpet)
"Digging Dirt" (Vi Burnside sax solo)
"One O'Clock Jump" (Both Sweethearts and AFR Orchestras)
"Vi Vigor" (Vi Burnside sax solo)
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(length 18 minutes, file size=2.8MB)
Above Left: Vi Burnside, Anna Mae Winburn and Tiny Davis in a rehearsal hall in Detroit, 1944. Their admirers are the newspaper kids who were allowed in this time.
Above Right: Guild 141 Label, Released 10/45. Vocal by Tiny Davis. Guild was a New York City jazz label (1945-46). This same song, "Jump Children", was issued by The Flamingos on Chance 1162 in 10/54 and, as "Voo-It Voo-It!" by The Blues Woman (aka Marion Abernathy) on Jukebox 502 in 11/45.
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Thanks to George Moonoogian for the audio tapes, and both George Moonoogian and Paul Ressler for the images and much of the information presented above!
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