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Saturday, July 31, 2010

From scat to Nat and back....Pt.2....some more damn fine vox....

Here's some more scat vocals, etc....good stuff....and, yes, I was able to find another 5 Jones Boys

Ella Fitzgerald-Smooth sailing (1951)
Ella F-Rough ridin' (1952)
Bing Crosby-Some of these days (1932)
Louis Armstrong/Budd Johnson-Sweet Sue, just you (1933)
Cab Calloway-Zaz Zuh Zaz (1933)
Svend Asmussen-Ring them bells (1941)
Dave Lambert/Buddy Stewart-What's this (1945)
Anita O'Day/Gene Krupa Band-That's what you think (1942)
Leo Watson-Sonny boy
Ella F-Oh, lady be good (1947)
Dizzy Gillespie/Kenny Hagood-Op-pop-a-da (1947)
Bunny Briggs-Rockin'in Rhythm (1947)
Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards-The Only Only One For Me (1924)
Mills Brothers- Money In My Pockets (1934)
Bing Crosby/Mills Bros.
-My honey's lovin' arms (1944)
The 5 Jones Boys
-Nagasaki (1937)
Mills Brothers-Old man of the mountain (1932)
Bing Crosby/Mills Bros.-Shine (1947)
Leo Watson-Shoot The Likker To Me, John Boy
Slam Stewart Quartet-Play, fiddle, play (1945)
Rollin Smith's Melodians-Some Of These Days (1932)
Mills Bros-St. louis blues (1949)
Mills Bros-Swing it, sister (1934)
Roland Smith's Rascals-Tiger rag (1932)
Mills Bros.- Tiger rag (1933)
Leo Watson-Tutti Frutti

Friday, July 30, 2010

Pt. 2....The Nat King Cole Trio list.....

Here's part 2....

'Deed I do
(Everyone has someone) but all I've got is me
(Get your kicks) on Route 66 (1)
(Get your kicks) on Route 66 (2)
After you get what you want, you don't want it (2)
Destination moon
Didn't I tell you so
Don't blame me
Don't blame me (2)
Don't shove, I'm leaving
Down by the old mill stream
Dream a little dream of you
Easy listening blues
Embraceable you (1)
Embraceable you (alt. take)
Embraceable you (2)
Ethymology (The language of love)
Exactly like you
F.S.T. (closing theme)
F.S.T. (opening theme)
F.S.T. (Fine, sweet, and tasty)
Flo and Joe
For all we know
For you, my love
Gee baby, ain't I good to you
Get to gettin'
(Get your kicks) on Route 66 (3)
Give me twenty nickles
Go bongo
Got a penny
The frim-fram sauce
The geek

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Another side dish...a tune from the "Scat" list.....V-Disc Ella recording w/ Buddy Rich (1947)

Just a side dish to accompany the "Scat" list..........

First some some Scat....a little break from Pt.1 of the "King Cole Big List"....

Here's one of two parts of some damn fine vocals (and yes, Squid, I did put one of the small number of 5 Jones Boys records that I have on this list).....I don't have enough by them to give them a separate list....

Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five-Hotter than that 1927
Don Redman/George Thomas-Beedle-Um-Bum (1929)
Ella Fitzgerald-Airmail special (1952)
Ethel Waters-I got rhythm (1930)
Anita O'Day-Four Brothers (1958)
Mills Brothers-I've found a new baby (1934)
Mel Tormé-The Hut-Sut song  (1954)
Ella Fitzgerald-Flying Home (1945)
Mel Tormé-Bernie's tune (1954)
Ella Fitzgerald & Buddy Rich-Budella (Blues Skies) (1947-V-Disc)
Roy Eldridge/Mel Tormé-Honeysuckle Rose (1947)
Boswell Sisters-Dinah (1931)
Ella Fitzgerald-How high the moon (1947)
Anita O'Day-Hi ho trailus boot whip (1947)
Dave Lambert-Cherokee (1949)
Mills Brothers/Ella Fitzgerald-Big boy blue (1937)
Boswell Sisters-Crazy People (1932)
Mills Brothers-Bugle call rag (1932)
Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards-If you knew Susie (1925)
Basin Street Boys- Come, John, come (1937) (risque as h*ll...funny!)

Leo Watson-Coquette (Chicken (1945)
Leo Watson-Honeysuckle Rose (honey, sock me on the nose) (1945)
Rollin Smith's Melodians-I ain't got nobody (1932)
Mills Brothers-I've found a new baby (DIFFERENT RECORDING)
Leo Watson/Slim Gaillard-Avocado Seed Soup Symphony Pt.1 (live 1945)
The 5 jones Boys-Doin' the Suzi Q (1937)

Forget the '50s's classic '40s King Cole Trio...groove to this! Pt. 1

I'm a big fan of Nat King Cole Trio recordings from the '40s....I have a LOT of it in my collection. A friend and I were talking the other day, and he mentioned that he found a lot of Cole's music to be a bit saccarine. He was mostly only familiar with his 1950s output (Mona Lisa, etc.....). This giant list that will be going up in several parts will hopefully change his opinion.....enjoy. There are many duplicates in these lists, but they are alternate takes, and different recorded versions of the same tunes.....If you have any questions or corrections, please let me know. I know I could add a lot more to my lists in terms of studio info, dates and bio information, and I can add it, if folks are finding how I post a bit confusing or annoying,....generally I am posting big lists on here from my collections, and I tend to just focus on getting the tunes up. If you like the music, and it's your thing, most of the time you can find a lot of bio info online.....I apologize to anyone finding my posted info a little sparse.....again, let me know. Thanks.

So, here's the list already:    Nat King Cole Trio....Pt. 1

Body and Soul 
Central Avenue Breakdown
A boy from Texas, A girl from Tennessee
After my laughter came tears
After you get what you want, you don't want it
All aboard
All for you
Almost like being in love
Baby, I need you
Baby, baby, all the time (alt take)
Baby, baby, all the time (1)
Baby, baby, all the time (2)
Baby, baby, all the time (3)
Bang, bang, boogie (1)
Bang, bang, boogie (2)
Blues in my shower
Body and soul (2)
Body and soul (3)
Bop kick
Bring another drink
But she's my buddy's chick (1)
But she's my buddy's chick (2)
But she's my buddy's chick (alt take)
But she's my buddy's chick (3)
Calico Sal
Calypso blues
Can I come in for a second (w/ Nellie Lutcher)
Can you look me in the eyes (and say we're through)
Chant Of The Blues (Dog-gone Unlucky Blues)
Chant Of The Blues (Dog-gone Unlucky Blues) (2)
Cole Capers
Cole Slaw
Come to baby, do
Could-'Ja (1)
Could-'Ja (alt take)
Could-'Ja (2)
The best man
The Christmas Song (1)
The Christmas Song (2)

One last taste....The list will be up soon....enjoy!

Another 'lil taste of the upcoming list..........Nat King Cole Trio

The first preview of the massive collection of Nat King Cole Trio lists.....

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Back with the last of the 3 part 1920s-30s German Popular music list....

Here is part 3 of the list of German popular tunes..1920s-1940s...enjoy (and Thanks for all the downloads...glad everyone enjoyed these lists so much!)

Johannes Heesters-Ich Werde Jede Nacht Von Ihnen Träumen
The Comedian Harmonists- Wochenend Und Sonnenschein
Wilhelm Strienz-Schwalbenlied
Dajos Bela Orchester-Wenn Du Einmal Dein Herz Verschenkst
Willy Fritsch-Ich Lass' Mir Meinen Körper Schwarz Bepinseln

Marlene Dietrich- Ich Bin Die Fesche Lola

Evelyn Künneke- Weißt Du Es Noch?
Marek Weber Und Sein Orchester- Wenn Du Mal In Hawai Bist
Lillian Harvey, Willy Fritsch und Willi Forst -Wir Zahlen Keine Miete Mehr
Joseph Schmidt -  Heut' Ist Der Schönste Tag In Meinem Leben
Orchester Ludwig Rüth - Ich Hab' Dich Einmal Geküßt
Heinz Rühmann - Wozu Ist Die Straße Da?

Orchester Ludwig Rüth- Liebling Mit Dem Blonden Haar

Herbert Ernst Groh- Nächte Beim Klang Der Mandolinen
Eugen Wolff Orchester- Der Onkel Jonathan
Kirsten Heiberg - Schließ Deine Augen Und Träume
Die Weintraubs- Wenn Wieder Frühling Ist

Rudi Schuricke- Komm Zurück
Elfie Mayerhofer-Ich Bin Heute Ja So Verliebt
Peter Igelhoff- Ich Hab Die Schönen Maderln Net Erfunden
Zarah Leander- Ein Kleiner Akkord Auf Meinem Klavier
Lilian Harvey - Das Gibt's Nur Einmal
Anna Sten- Ich weiß nicht, zu wem ich gehöre
Gretl Schörg- Komm, Geh' Mit Mir Gemeinsam
Wilhelm Strienz-Abends in Der Taverne
Herbert Ernst Groh & Odeon Kunstler Orchestra- Das Alte Spinnrad
James Kok- Jazznocrazy
Hilde Hildebrand & Orchester- Liebe Ist Ein Geheimnis
Rudolf Carl- Liebe, Kleine Schaffnerin
Marek Weber Orchester-Im Vertraun, ich betrüge meine Frau
Pola Negri- Wenn die Sonne hinter den Dächern versinkt

Richard Tauber-Du bist die Welt für mich
Willi Forst-Sag' Beim Abscheid Leise Servus

Thursday, July 22, 2010

By request....Slam Stewart list!

 As requested, I had to follow the list of Slim Gaillard with a small set of Slam Stewart tunes....enjoy!

Hop, skip and a jump
Sherry Lynn flip
Three blind mices
Blue, brown and beige
Play, fiddle, play
Laff, Slam, laff
Jumpin' at the Deuces
Haw haw
Talkin' back
One that got away
Honeysuckle Rose
Mood to be stewed
Voice of the turtle
Slammin' the gate
Jingle bells
On the upside looking down
Time on my hands
Bell for Norvo
Oh me, Oh my, Oh gosh
Doctor Foo
Blues Collins
Coppin' out

Found a copy online, missing a few pages, but cool!

Oxydol Highball....Slim Gaillard Pt. 5......the last of the BIG list...

Here's the last of the big list of Slim Gaillard songs...................

A ghost of a chance with you
Arabian boogie
Boip! Boip!
Bongo cito
Down by the station
Federation blues
Ferdinand the bull
Genius (ride Slim ride)
I'm confessin' that I love you
Laughing in rhythm
Little Red Riding woods
Momma's in the kitchen
Money, money, money
Oh, lady be good
Organ Oreenie
Oxydol Highball
Puerto vootie
Serenade to a poodle
The bartender's just like a mother
The Hogan song
Tip light
When bananna skins are falling
Yo Yo Yo

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pt ta go....the BIG Slim Gaillard list.....

 And, here it 4....Slim Gaillard

Baby won't you please come home
Cement mixer
Chicken rhythm
Chicken rhythm (2)
Dizzy boogie
Drei six cents
Early morning boogie
Flat foot boogie
Fried chicken O'rootie
Groovy juice jive
I don't know why
Jam man
Jumpin' at the record shop
Mean mama blues
Mean pretty mama
Minuet in vout
Navachord boogie
Opera in vout-pianissimo
Opera in vout-Presto con stomp
Opera in vout-Recitativo E Finale
Penicillin boogie
Popity pop
Riff city
Santa Monica jump
School kids hop
Slim's jam
Slim's riff
Tee Say Malee
That ain't right, baby
The hop 
The jam man
Three handed boogie
Yep-roc heresay

Boom! Atomic Cocktail! Pt. 3....Slim Gaillard

And here's pt. 3.....

As long as I have your love
Atomic cocktail
Beat it out Bumpin' boy
Blue skies
Boogin' at Berg's
Buck dance rhythm
Cement Mixer
Central Avenue boogie
Cuban rhumbarini
Ding dong oreeney
Don't blame me
Dunkin' bagel
In a shanty in old shanty town
Laguna oroonee
Nightmare boogie
Please wait for me
Queen's boogie
Scotchin' with soda
Sighing boogie
Sightseeing boogie
Slim Gaillard's boogie
Slim's cement boogie
Travelin' blues
Tutti frutti
Voot boogie
Vout orenee
Ya ha ha

The BIG Slim Gaillard list Pt. 2.....

As promised, pt. 2 of 5 parts........the BIG Slim Gaillard list.....enjoy!

A tip on the numbers
African Jive
Ah now
Baby be mine
Broadway jump
Champagme lullaby
Chittlin' switch
Don't let us say goodbye
Early in the morning
Groove juice special
Hey chef
Hit that mess
Huh, uh huh
Look out
Lookin' for a place to park
Matzoh balls
Palm Springs jump
Put your arms around me, baby
Rhythm Mad
Slim Slam Boogie
Windy City hop of the big list is coming in a few...enjoy this,

And more.....

Another flim clip before Pt.2 of the BIG Slim Gaillard list....

Pt. 1 Slim Gaillard......

Slim Gaillard......Loved him all the way back to listening to my mom's 78s of his...some of which are in this list, today. I just thought the records were funny as a high school, I realized I had to be smoking weed to actually "get" him.....sometimes I still think If you don't know of him, here's a little bit of bio, courtesy of Wikepedia:

Bulee "Slim" Gaillard (January 4, 1916 – February 26, 1991) was an American jazz singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist, noted for his vocalese singing and word play in a language he called "Vout". (In addition to speaking 8 other languages, Gaillaird wrote a dictionary for his own constructed language.)
Along with Gaillard's date of birth, his family lineage and place of birth are disputed. One account is that he was born in Santa Clara, Cuba of a Greek father and an Afro-Cuban mother [1]; another is that he was born in Pensacola, Florida to a German father and an African-American mother [2]. Adding to the confusion, the 1920 U.S. Census lists a 19-month-old named "Beulee Gaillard" in Pensacola, but born in Alabama.[3] He grew up in Detroit and moved to New York City in the 1930s.
According to the obituaries in leading newspapers, Gaillard's childhood in Cuba was spent cutting cane and picking bananas, as well as occasionally going to sea with his father. However, at the age of 12, he accompanied his father on a world voyage and was accidentally left behind on the island of Crete. After working on the island for a while, he made his home in Detroit. In America, Gaillard worked in an abattoir, trained as a mortician and also had been employed by Ford's Motor Works.
Gaillard first rose to prominence in the late 1930s as part of Slim & Slam, a jazz novelty act he formed with bassist Slam Stewart. Their hits included "Flat Foot Floogie (with a Floy Floy)", "Cement Mixer (Puti Puti)" and the hipster anthem, "The Groove Juice Special (Opera in Vout)". The duo performs in the 1941 movie Hellzapoppin'.
Gaillard's appeal was similar to Cab Calloway and Louis Jordan in that he presented a hip style with broad appeal (for example in his children's song "Down by the Station"). Unlike them, he was a master improviser whose stream of consciousness vocals ranged far afield from the original lyrics along with wild interpolations of nonsense syllables like MacVoutie O-reeney. One such performance is celebrated in the 1957 novel On the Road by Jack Kerouac.
Gaillard later teamed with bassist Bam Brown; Slim and Bam can be seen in a 1948 motion picture featurette—with the Gaillardese title O'Voutie O'Rooney -- filmed live at one of their nightclub performances.
In the late forties and early fifties, Gaillard frequently opened at Birdland for such greats as Charlie Parker, Flip Phillips, and Coleman Hawkins. His 1945 session with Parker and Dizzy Gillespie is notable, both musically and for its relaxed convivial air. Gaillard could play several instruments, and always managed to turn the performance from hip jazz to comedy: he would play the guitar with his left hand fretting from the top of the neck, or would play credible piano solos with his palms facing up.Gaillard also wrote the theme song introducing the Peter Potter radio show.
Gaillard appeared in several shows in the 1960s and 1970s, such as Marcus Welby, M.D., Charlie's Angels, Mission Impossible, Medical Center, and Along Came Bronson. He also appeared in the 1970s TV series Roots: The Next Generations and reprised some of his old hits on the NBC primetime variety program, The Chuck Barris Rah Rah Show. By the early 1980s he was touring the European jazz festival circuit, playing with such musicians as Arnett Cobb. He also played with George Melly and John Chilton's Feetwarmers, appearing on their BBC television series.
He later appeared in the musical film Absolute Beginners (1986) singing "Selling Out".
In 1992, the Belgian group De Nieuwe Snaar released an amusing ode (in Dutch) to Gaillard, on their CD William. Arabic is sprinkled about Gaillard's songs. The song "Yep-Roc-Heresay" 3:07 - 1945 is a good example. This song is made up almost entirely of Arabic food names. The title of the song is taken from the first two words of the song, which are "yabraq" or in Arabic "يبرق" (pronounced "يبرأ" "yabra'" in the Levant, and mostly in northern parts of today's Syria), which is another name for the Turkish Dolma or stuffed grape leaves. The second word is "[harisseh]," which is a sweet desert made from semolina flour - recipe.
Other Arabic words used in the song are: Burghal (burghal), Mahshi (stuffed), kibbeh siniyyeh (kibbe in a tray), anna biddi (I want), Masari bahh (No money), banadoura (tomato), ruzz (rice), eidi maksura (I am broke), Arak (Arabic: عرق, pronounced [ʕaraq]) (a liquorice liquor), lahame mishwie (grilled meat), basal (onion).
This may be the first jazz song in Arabic. Some say he was reading from a menu of an Arabic restaurant, but this does not explain for his use of phrases such as, "no money" or "I am broke."
In the 1940s, the song was "banned in the radio for being suggestive", for its suspicious lyric references to drugs and crime.
The actual origin from these phrases comes from his time living in Detroit. He was out of money by the time he made it to Detroit and was turned down a job at Ford. An Armenian woman named Rose Malhalab (last name indicates connection to Aleppo, Syria) took Slim in, where he lived in the basement of her and her husband's beauty shop on Woodward Avenue. She cooked much Arabic food for him, explaining Slim's entire song.
Gaillard's daughter Janis Hunter is the ex-wife of R&B/soul legend Marvin Gaye, and the mother of actress and singer Nona Gaye and Frankie Christian Gaye.

Alrighty's some tunes....this is pt. 1 of 5...yes, 5......I've gotta lotta Slim....there will be some repeat titles, but (see notes) they will be different versions of songs....ENJOY!
Slim and Slam-Harlem Hunch
Slim and Slam-Tutti Fritti
Slim Gaillard-
Chinatown, my Chinatown
Flat foot floogee
My Darling (it's only you)
8, 9, qnd 10
A well-a take 'em Joe (crapshooter's song)
Beatin' the board
Buck dance rhythm
Cause my baby says it's so
Chicken rhythm
Chinatown, my Chinatown
Dancing on the beach
Dopey Joe
Ferdinand the bull
Humpty Dumpty
It's getting kinda chilly
Jump session
Laughin' in rhythm
Look-a there
Oh, lady be good
Sweet Safronia
Swingin' in the key of C
That's a bringer-That's a hanger
That's what you call romance
Flat foot floogie
There's no two ways about it
Tutti Frutti
Vol vist Du Gaily Star

Another 'lil preview before pt.1 of the next big list...Slim Gaillard

A preview of a giant Slim Gaillard list...... :D

Thursday, July 15, 2010

By request: the big Al Bowlly list.......It's crooning time......

Al Bowlly.....this is a work of love....done as a request. This is a big file....enjoy.

Here's a little Wikipedia stuff about Al Bowlly for those unfamiliar with him: 
Albert Allick "Al" Bowlly (7 January 1899[1] – 17 April 1941) was a popular Jazz singer and crooner in the United Kingdom during the 1930s, making more than 1,000 recordings between 1927 and 1941. Bowlly showcased a diverse range of material unsurpassed by any contemporary other than perhaps Bing Crosby. He was also a truly international recording artist. He was killed by the explosion of a parachute mine outside his flat in Jermyn Street, London during the Blitz.
Al Bowlly is invariably credited with inventing crooning, or "The Modern Singing Style", releasing a book of the same name. Bowlly experimented with new methods of amplification, not least with his Melody Maker advert, showing him endorsing a portable vocal megaphone. With the advent of the microphone in 1931, Al adapted his singing style, moving away from the Jazz singing style of the 20s, into the softer, more expressive crooning singing style used in popular music of the 30s and 40s. It was Al's technique, sincerity, diction and his personality that distinguish him from many other singers of the 30s era.
Al is also credited with being the first "Pop Star". Prior to the advent of Bowlly, the bandleaders were the stars and the main attractions, with the records being sold as "Ray Noble and his orchestra (with vocal refrain)" a phenomenon that can be seen on 78s of the period. Most singers were all but anonymous, but Al's popularity changed this, with him being the first singer to be given a solo spot on BBC radio due to popular demand, and records appearing featuring his own name. Bowlly's personality, good looks, charisma, and above all his voice, earned him the nickname "The Big Swoon", with Al finding himself being mobbed by female fans for autographs and photos after his performances.

And here's the tunes:

A million dreams (1932) w/ George Scott Wood Orch.
All ashore (1938) w/ Lew Stone and his Monsiegneur Band
Balloons (1932) w/ Lew Stone and his Monseigneur Band
Beware of love (1930) w/ Marius B. Winter and his dance Orch.
By my side (1931) w/ Roy Fox and his Orch.
Colorado Sunset (1938) w/ Geraldo and his Orch.
Concentratin' on you (1932) w/ Roy Fox and his band
Dark eyes (1939) w/ Bram Martin and his band
Down by the river (1935) w/ Ray Noble and his Orch
Down Sunnyside lane (1931) w/ Ray Noble and the New Mayfair Dance Orch.

Eadie was a lady (1933) w/ Lew Stone and his band
Every day's a holiday (1937) Al Bowlly and his band (studio group)
Give me my ranch (1939) Acc. by orchestra directed by Ronnie Munro.

Glorious Devon (1932) Acc. by George Scott Wood on piano
Goodnight Angel (1938) w/ Lew Stone and his band
Got a date with an angel (1931) w/ Ray Noble and the New Mayfair dance Orch.
I lay me down to sleep (1933) w/ Lew Stone and his Monseigneur Band
I love you truly (1938) w/ Lew Stone and his Monseigneur Band
I'll string along with you (1934) w/ Ray Noble and his Orch.
I'm thru with love (1931) w/ either the Blue Jays, OR The Harry Hudson Deauville Dance Band
Ive got to sing a torch song (1933) w/ Ray Noble
In my little red book (1938) w/ Mantovani Orch
Just let me look at you (1938) w/ Lew Stone
Moon love (1939) w/ Ronnie Munro
My sweet Virginia (1932) w/ Rox Fox
Now it can be told (1938) w/ Lew Stone
On with the show (1931) pt. 1 w/ Ray Noble (Al sings a chorus of "On a little balcony in Spain")
Pied piper of Hamelin (1931) w/ Ray Noble
Poor kid (1931) w/  Roy Fox
Ridin' home (1939) w/ Ronnie Munro
Roll along prairie moon (1935) w/ Ray Noble
Romany (1939) Acc. by Orchestra
Al Bowlly Remembers: Pts 1 & 2 medly: (1938) Lover Come Back to Me/Dancing in the Dark/I'm Gonna sit right down and write myself a letter/Auf Wiedersehen my dear
Great day (1930) w/ the Alfredo Orch.
Adeline (1930) w/ Jay Wilbur and his band (Al-Gtr. and voc.)
Three wishes (1933) w/ Ray Noble Orch.
Hallelujah (1927) -instrumental w/ Bowlly on banjo w/ the Arthur Briggs' Savoy Syncopator's Orch
I'm sorry Sally (1928) w/ The Fred Elizalde Orch.
If anything happened (1928) w/ the Fred Elizalde Orch.
I'm playing with fire (1933) w/  Jack Jackson Orch.
Aloha (1930) instrumental w/ Len Fillis Hawaiians

And here's a few more I couldn't get in the first list:

Dreamy Amazon (1928) w/ Arthur Briggs' Savoy Syncopator's Orch.
Me and my shadow (1927) w/ Arthur Briggs' Savoy Syncopator's Orch.
Sometimes I'm happy (1927) w/ Arthur Briggs' Savoy Syncopator's Orch.
I'm playing with fire (1933) w/ Jack Jackson Orch.

and, with the Roy Fox Band:

It must be true (1931)
Jig time (1932)
Kiss by kiss (1931)
Lazy day (1931)
Looking for you (1931)
Lovable (1932)
Love for sale (1931)
Maybe it's love (1931)
Memories of you
My temptation (1931)
One more time (1931)
Ooh that kiss (1932)
Out of nowhere (1931)
Over the blue (1931)
Overnight (1931)
Peach of a pair (1931)
Peanut vendor (1931)