“You Took Advantage Of Me” – Miff Mole’s Molers (1928)

Okeh; New York, July 27, 1928: Red Nichols-Leo McConville-t/Miff Mole-tb/Dudley Fosdick-mel/Fud Livingston-cl-ts/Arthur Schutt-p/Carl Kress-g/Joe Tarto-b tuba/Stan King-d.

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He was never a major soloist. And he never had the opportunity to lead a band of his own. But Joseph Anthony Livingston had one of the coolest nicknames around: Fud.

By the late 1930s Fud would retire completely as a session musician and take up music publishing as his day job. But if you look through enough classic 1920s jazz sides, his name will appear regularly with the likes of Benny Goodman, Paul Whiteman, Red Nichols and Jean Goldkette along with many others.

He also has the honor of having one of his compositions from 1931, “I’m Thru With Love,” sung by Marilyn Monroe in the 1959 film Some Like It Hot.

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2 thoughts on ““You Took Advantage Of Me” – Miff Mole’s Molers (1928)

  1. This is the first time I’ve heard Miff and company’s version of this song, and I’ve never heard it done better. Your site is irrestible, and I’ve set up a link to “Jazz Between The Wars” on the blogroll on my blog (THE OBSERVATION POST).

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  2. Just visited your site–thanks for the shout-out in your post and for adding the link to your blogroll! I try to create two entries a week and appreciate your interest as a vintage jazz aficionado. Look forward to reading your posts and poetry! –Keep jazzin’. Ken

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