“I Gotta Have You” – The Midnight Airdales (1929)

Columbia; New York, September 13, 1929: Red Nichols-c-dir/Mickey Bloom, Tommy Thunen-t/Glenn Miller-tb/2 unknown as/Fud Livingston-cl-ts/Henry Whiteman or Maurice Goffin-vn/Rube Bloom-p/Joe Tarto-bb/Gene Krupa-d/Red McKenzie-v.

Originally employed as a Bellhop in St. Louis, Red McKenzie became known in the jazz world for his kazoo and “tissue-comb” techniques. More specifically, he is known for playing said “instruments” and singing with the group he founded, The Mound City Blue Blowers. Here, Red McKenzie takes on the vocals and if you can wait out his singing, the song really kicks in after the 2:20 mark.

A Youtube repost.

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