"Let Me Play With Your Poodle"
by The Piccadilly Pipers With Bonnie Davis
on Savoy 5525-A
released in 1946
Above: Photo of The Piccadilly Pipers featuring Bonnie Davis from 1945.
From George Moonoogian: "They were the featured act at The Piccadilly Lounge in Newark, NJ, hence the name. From what I've researched, Bonnie was teamed up with The Buddy Banks Trio, which consisted of Clem Moorman (piano), Ernie Ransom (guitar), and Henry Padgett (bass). No idea who Buddy Banks was or if he was supposed to be there! Believe they eventually changed their name to that of the Lounge that featured them!
The Piccadilly Pipers' first recording date was in NYC in 1942 for Savoy, with this unit. By 1945, Ed "Skeets" McKaine had replaced Padget on bass! Shelley Manne (drums) was also used on their later session on 12/10/45, which produced Savoy 5517, "Upstairs"/"Forget It You're Still In Love", and "Let Me Play With Your Poodle" Savoy 5525..."So Long" is from the 1942 session!"
Above: Label image for Savoy 5525-A recorded 12/10/45, released circa March 1946. The Piccadilly Pipers later recorded for DeLuxe (ca 1948), Columbia (1950), Coral (1950-51), and "X"/Groove (1954).
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