by Uncle Dave Lewis
Al Gandee played with the Woverines when it was stationed for
a three-month stint at Doyle's Dance Studio here in Cincinnati.
He also participated on the Wolverines' first recording date,
which produced Gennett 5408 ("Fidgety Feet"/"Jazz Me Blues").
When the Wolverines 'escaped' from Doyle's, Gandee elected
not to go with them to Bloomington, preferring to stay in
Cincinnati. Ironically, in the short-term this was not a bad
decision, as when the boys got to Bloomington they found out
they didn't have a gig! Gandee was justly proud of his stint in the Wolverines, and
after Bix died led a "New Wolverine Orchestra" in the Cincinnati
area up until his death in 1946 in an auto accident.