Savoy Orpheans, The

Also known as Orpheans, The, Savoy Hotel Orpheans, Savoy Hotel Orpheans, Le, Savoy Hotel Orpheans, The, Savoy Hotel Orpheans. Les, Savoy Orpheans
Members of Savoy Orpheans, The: Billy Thorburn

Discography of Savoy Orpheans, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 A Faded Summer Love / Mona Lisa 2 Audio Columbia
2 Listening / Love's Dream 2 Audio His Master's Voice
3 You're Such A Confort To Me / Carioca 2 Audio Columbia
4 Sunshine Of Your Smile / Komm An Mein Herz 2 Audio 1926 Electrola
5 Sentimental Fool / Goodnight My Love 2 Audio Columbia
6 Rock-A-Bye-Moon 2 Audio Columbia
7 You Leave Me Breathless / Says My Heart 2 Audio Columbia
8 I'm Just A Darkie / White Flower Of The Islands 2 Audio 1932 Columbia
9 Riviera Rose/ You're In Kentucky Sure As You're Born 2 Audio 1924 Columbia
10 The Whisper Song/ Charmaine 4 Audio 1927 His Master's Voice
11 Sweet And Lovely/ There's A Time And Place For Everything 2 Audio 1931 Columbia
12 Lonesome And Sorry / Bobadilla 2 Audio His Master's Voice
13 Normandy / Charleston Baby 2 Audio His Master's Voice
14 Barcelona / Matador 2 Audio 1926 His Master's Voice
15 The Student Prince - Vocal Gems 2 Audio His Master's Voice
16 London And Daventry Calling 2 Audio His Master's Voice
17 Brown Eyes, Why Are You Blue? / I Want A Lovable Baby 2 Audio His Master's Voice
18 Christmas Day With The Savoy Orpheans 2 Audio His Master's Voice
19 Perfumes Of The Past / My Irish Home Sweet Home 2 Audio His Master's Voice
20 Totem Tom Tom / When You And I Were Seventeen 2 Audio His Master's Voice
21 The Savoy Bands 32 Audio World Record Club

There were effectively three 'Savoy' bands that followed on from the "Savoy Quartet" residence [1915-1921].

The [url=]Savoy Havana Band[/url] [1921-27], [url=]The Savoy Orpheans[/url] [1923-27] and the 'brassless' support, [url=]The Sylvians[/url] [1926-27]. However, in many cases, the Sylvians recorded or performed with personnel from the former to augment their sound.

In 1921 the Savoy Hotel, Strand, London, engaged the services of American saxophonist Bert Ralton to form a house dance band. Previously from Havana, Cuba, Ralton named the ensemble the "Savoy Havana Band". He departed for Australia in 1923.

Howard Jacobs, who replaced saxophonist Rudy Vallee, then directed the Orpheans between late 1931 and mid 1932, followed by Carroll Gibbons until 1955.

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