Lazy River; Sweet Lorraine

Description (Brief):

Bechet-Spanier Big Four. side 1: Lazy River; side 2: Sweet Lorraine (H.R.S. [Hot Record Society] 2000).
78 rpm.

Description (Brief)

Hot Record Society was an American jazz record label, founded by Steve Smith in 1937, dedicated to reissuing out-of-print early Dixieland or traditional jazz, also referred to as “hot jazz.” The HRS original advisory board included John Hammond, Marshall Stearns, Charles Edward Smith, Wilder Hobson, Bill Russell, Charles Delaunay, Hugues Panassié, and Sinclair Traill. In addition to re-issuing records, HRS released new recordings of jazz on its own label until 1947. HRS also sold both new and used records in its mid-town Manhattan shop beginning in 1939.

Recording Date: 1940

Recording Artist: Bechet-Spanier Big FourManufacturer: Hot Record Society

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York

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Exhibition Location:

Related Publication: Rust, Brian. Jazz Records 1897-1942, Vol. 1

Credit Line: Gift of Lucy C. Shain in memory of James Lewis Shain

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1978.0670.727Maker Number: 2000Accession Number: 1978.0670Catalog Number: 1978.0670.727

Object Name: sound recording

Physical Description: shellac (overall material)Measurements: overall: 12 in; 30.48 cm


Record Id: nmah_672967

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