“Charleston” – Ben Selvin And His Orchestra (1925)

Vocalion; New York, May 13, 1925. Ben Selvin-vln-dir: Earl Oliver, Hymie Farberman or Roy Johnston-t/Sammy Lewis-tb/Larry Abbott, prob. Bobby Davis or Jimmy Dorsey-cl-as-ss/Bernard Daly-cl-ts-ss/Jimmy Johnston-bsx/Lew Cobey-p/John Cali-bj/ Milton Sands-d/Arthur Lange-arr.

Not the version you may have heard or associate with the dance, “The Charleston.” The song and dance craze had been around two years before this arrangement and recording.

A Youtube repost.

“According to The Guinness Book of World Records, Selvin recorded more musical sides (on 78-rpm discs) than any other person. One reason for this prolific output is that he recorded for dozens of different labels during this high-growth time in the industry, using a different name (or slightly different name) for each label. Selvin’s output has been estimated at 13,000 to 20,000 song titles.” –Wikipedia

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