Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
(Week of 3/12/05 - 3/18/05)


"Dinah"/"The Lonesome Road"
by Ted Lewis And His Band
with Four Dusty Travelers/Dixie Four
on Columbia 2181-D
released in 1930


Above: Photo of Ted Lewis And His Band. Lewis was a very popular band leader in the 1920's and early 1930's. He played clarinet and sang in a talking style.


Above: Label for Columbia 2181-D released in early 1930. "The Lonesome Road" was recorded on 1/10/30, while the flip, "Dinah", was recorded on 1/24/30.

The flip shows "Vocal refrain by Ted Lewis & Four Dusty Travelers", who were the same group as the Dixie Four. Members were Charles Emmitt, William Emmitt, Herbert Benson, and Junior Dean. The Four Dusty Travelers had two other releases, both on Columbia's "race" 14000-D series, in late 1929.

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

A) Click on an option below to listen to Ted Lewis And His Band using Streaming RealAudio.

Dinah - Four Dusty Travelers - Columbia 2181-D - 1930
The Lonesome Road - Dixie Four - Columbia 2181-D - 1930
"BOTH SONGS" played in sequence

B) Click on an option below to listen to Ted Lewis And His Band using Downloading RealAudio.

Dinah - Four Dusty Travelers - Columbia 2181-D - 1930 (file size=519KB)
The Lonesome Road - Dixie Four - Columbia 2181-D - 1930 (file size=401KB)


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