Author Archives: Richard Rollo

About Richard Rollo

I am a retired Community College Instructor. I taught Political Science 1 American Government for 22 years in Southern California. I am originally from Northern Minnesota. My earliest years were spent in the living quarters of a rural Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railway Depot. Then my family joined the great 1950's migration to Southern California where I joined up with fellow baby boomers in overcrowded schools.

Remembering Don Brown and the Cobweb Corner

Don Brown During  the summer of 1969,   I began  listening  to the Cobweb Corner, Don Brown’s radio program, on LA FM station KRHM.  He was the guide to my journey into the past through his radio program and his … Continue reading

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The Pied Pipers with the Paul Weston Orchestra — I’ll See You In My Dreams — 1947

Thanks to Mr.RJDB1969 The Pied Pipers were a vocal group and they got their break from Tommy Dorsey where they were vocal backup for Frank Sinatra.  After a quarrel with Dorsey, they struck out on their own  and here they … Continue reading

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This time, it might really be the end. R. I. P. Ucalidusaura.com

In late April, You Tube took down the website MusicProf78 for copyright violations.  A British Company has asserted  (possibly bogus) copyright claims to his record postings. I don’t know.  Many of us doubt the validity of many these claims for … Continue reading

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Ella Fitzgerald, I’ll See You In My Dreams, 1945-47

Thanks to Dante Vargas for the You Tube Ella sings this song  with that wonderful lilt in her voice.  Others on this cut were not listed except for Eddie Heywood, piano; Charlie Shavers, trumpet; Cozy Cole, drums.   I can’t find … Continue reading

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Time On My Hands (1931)– another Ray Noble with vocal by Al Bowlly featuring a Charlie Chaplin silent The Adventurer

  Thanks again to terencenunn35 This Charlie Chaplin movie clip is from The Adventurer, written and directed by Chaplin for  the Mutual Film Company, in 1917.  IMDB says that the movie was shot in Venice Beach, California.  But these scenes … Continue reading

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Django Reinhardt and the Quintet of the Hot Club of France — I’ll See You In My Dreams becomes an influential instrumental 1939

Thanks tortwodtwo565 for the You Tube Django was a giant; he influenced jazz, country, and pop music.  But, that came later.  Don Brown told me when Django’s records first appeared in record stores in the U.S.,  the store owners thought … Continue reading

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Dinah Shore — It Had To Be You- written by Isham Jones and Gus Kahn, 1924

Thanks to ssou02 for the You Tube According to one of the You Tube commentators,  this recording was from 1960 with Andre Previn, piano; Red Mitchell, bass; and Frank Capp on drums.  1960 seems right for the sound quality, the … Continue reading

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Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys — recorded in 1938 but only released later on 33 1/3 LP collections.

Thanks to TheVinylVindcator for the You Tube Bob Wills was asked what type of music he played and he called it Western Swing.  He said what made it different was he mixed up old country music along with New Orleans … Continue reading

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Jabbo Smith and his Rhythm Aces — Sau Sha Stomp

Thanks again to Atticus Jazz for the You Tube Well, it has been awhile since I posted a Jabbo Smith record and whenever you need to blow out the Cobwebs, you can count on Jabbo Smith.  His Rhythm Aces on … Continue reading

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Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians — I’ll See You In My Dreams — 1937

Thanks to Cats Pjamas1for the You Tube Always subtle, and sweet.  Guy Lombardo  was where the term “sweet’ band came from.  Some of the commenters on the You Tube wished that brother Carmen Lombardo had sung the lyric.  Louis Armstrong … Continue reading

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