We leap forward to 1932 when Ray Starita and His Ambassadors play Get Happy, with Rudy on drums and Nat Gonella on trumpet.
In 1929 brother Al and The Piccadilly Players waxed He’s a Good Man to Have Around.
From 1927 we find Go, Joe, Go by Ray and his Piccadilly Revels Band.
Same year, same mob, Back Beats.
Again 1927: Al with The Kit-Cat Band play Delirium, composed by “Baron” Arthur Schutt, the pianist from the New York “chamber jazz” circle.
We close with something from Ray and Al’s early years in London. Al on cl & as and Ray on cl & ts in The Savoy Havana Band’s 1923 version of Downhearted Blues. (We heard Bessie’s version back in Autumn 2018 #1.)