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Unknown A-roll Songs on Clark 466
By Frank Himpsl

I've checked and believe to have found the identity of the unknown
A-roll which Mark Forer described in 990524 MMDigest.   The roll is
Clark #466, "Radio's Bright Flashes."  The line-up follows:

 Clark No. 466   "Radio's Bright Flashes"

 1.  After The Storm
 2.  Don't Mind The Rain
 3.  Land Of My Sunset Dreams (waltz)
 4.  Why Did I Kiss That Girl?
 5.  There's Yes! Yes! In Your Eyes
 6.  You Can Take Me Away From Dixie
 7.  Toodle-Oo
 8.  Adoration Waltz
 9.  I'm All Broken Up Over You
10.  Never Again

Tune #1 could possibly be the QRS arrangement by Charley Straight,
#2 the Arden & Kortlander, #4 the Kortlander arr., #6 Sid Laney (Cook),
#7 Herbert Clair.  These I remember offhand, the others can easily be
checked via reference to the Billings rollography.

With a roll of this comparatively early vintage for Clark, it's a
mistake to assume the use of QRS masters without auditioning the roll.
The Clark staff turned out a great deal of superb arrangements and
certainly by the approximate date of this roll (circa 1923-4) the odds
are just as good of finding a Clark master as a QRS.   The difference
is always like night and day in the comparisons I've come across.

All Best,
Frank Himpsl

(Message sent Tue 25 May 1999, 05:47:03 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  466, A-roll, Clark, Songs, Unknown

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