The Jean Goldkette Orchestra featured some of the best White Jazz musicians of the 1920s. According to almost all that saw them when they played live they were a force to be reckoned with. The 1926/27 version of the orchestra featured Bix Beiderbecke, Frankie Trumbauer, Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, Eddie Lang and Joe Venuti. When the band started to have financial problems, Paul Whiteman hired most of the above mentioned musicians. Bix Beiderbecke had a hard time with the Goldkette Orchestra. He was fired for his inability to read music and then re-hired after he learned enough music to get by.

** Listen to a radio excerpt from one of the orchestras managed by Jean Goldkette in July 1929 by clicking on the link for the Eskimo Pie Orchestra. **

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Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
A Lane in Spain
(Al Lewis / Carmen Lombardo)
2-3-1927 Camden, New Jersey Victor
20491-B
Adoration
(Felix Borowski)
11-25-1924 Detroit, Michigan Victor
unissued
After I Say I'm Sorry
(What Can I Say?)

(Donaldson / Lyman)
1-28-1926 New York, New York Victor
19947-B
An Old Italian Love Song
(Vocal Refrain by Van Fleming)

(Harrison / Hirsch / Sosnik / Keithley)
7-27-1929 Chicago, Illinois Victor
22123-B
Behind the Clouds
(From Warner Bros. Picture "Gold-diggers of Broadway")

(Al Dubin / Joe Burke)
2-3-1926 New York, New York Victor
19965-B
Birmingham Bertha
(From Warner Bros. Picture "On With The Show")

(Grante Clarke / Harry Akst)
7-27-1929 Chicago, Illinois Victor
22077-B
Blue River
Vocal Refrain by Lewis James

(Alfred Bryan / Joseph Meyer)
9-15-1927 New York, New York Victor
20981
Can You Blame Me?
(Cause I Fell In Love With You?) (1)

(Joe Goodwin / Larry Shay )
1-17-1929 Chicago, Illinois Italian
HMV R-14132
Can You Blame Me?
(Cause I Fell In Love With You?) (4)

(Joe Goodwin / Larry Shay )
1-17-1929 Chicago, Illinois Victor
21871
Clementine
From New Orleans)

(Henry Creamer / Harry Warren)
9-15-1927 New York, New York Victor
20994-A
Cover Me Up With Sunshine
(And Feather My Nest With Love)

Vocal refrain by Frank Bessinger

(Mort Dixon / Ray Henderson)
10-15-1926 New York, New York Victor
20588-B
Cover Me Up with the Sunshine of Virginia
(Young / Lewis / Meyer)
3-28-1924 Detroit, Michigan Victor
19317-B
Dinah
(Sam M. Lewis / Joe Young / Harry Akst)
1-28-1926 New York, New York Victor
19947-A
Dinah (mono version from stereo recording)
(Sam M. Lewis / Joe Young / Harry Akst)
1958 New York, New York RCA Camden
Don't Be Like That (2)
Vocal refrain by Harold Strokes

(Gottier / Tobias / Pinkard)
11-23-1928 Chicago, Illinois Victor
21805-B
Don't Be Like That (3)
(Gottier / Tobias / Pinkard)
11-23-1928 Chicago, Illinois Victor
unreleased
Drifting Apart
(Gus Kahn / Ted Fiorito)
2-3-1926 New York, New York Victor
19975
Eileen
(Victor Arden)
3-27-1924 Detroit, Michigan Victor
19327
For Old Times' Sake
(Buddy De Sylva / Lew Brown / Ray Henderson)
6-26-1928 Chicago, Illinois Victor
21527
Fox Trot Classique
"From the Land of the Sky Blue Water" - To a Wild Rose"

(Cadman / MacDowell)
3-28-1924 Detroit, Michigan Victor
19345-B
"Gimme" a Little Kiss, Will "Ya"? Huh?
(Turk / Smith / Pinkard)
4-23-1926 Camden, New Jersey Victor
20031-A
Gonna Meet My Sweetie Now (3)
(Benny Davis / Jessie Greer)
1-31-1927 New York, New York Victor
25354-B
Here Comes the Show Boat (2)
(Billy Rose / Maceo Pinkard)
12-14-1927 Kansas City, Missouri Victor
unreleased
Here Comes the Show Boat (4)
(Billy Rose / Maceo Pinkard)
12-14-1927 Kansas City, Missouri Victor
21166-B
Honest and Truly
(Fred Rose / Leo Wood)
11-25-1924 Detroit, Michigan Victor
19528
Hoosier Sweetheart
Vocal refrain by Ray Muerer

(Goodwin / Ash / Basketle)
2-2-1927 New York, New York Victor
20471-B
Hush-a-Bye
Vocal Refrain by Frank Bessinger

(Frank X. Galvin / Robert E. Spencer)
10-12-1926 New York, New York Victor
20270-A
I Didn't Know
(Williams / Jones)
11-24-1924 Detroit, Michigan Victor
unissued
I'm Gonna Meet My Sweetie Now (2)
(Benny Davis / Jessie Greer)
1-31-1927 New York, New York Victor
20675-B
I Want to See My Tennessee
(Jack Yellen / Milton Ager)
11-24-1924 Detroit, Michigan Victor
19548-B
Idolizing
(Vocal Refrain by Frank Bessinger)

(Messenheimer / Abrahamson / West)
10-12-1926 New York, New York Victor
unissued

36813-1
Idolizing
(Vocal Refrain by Frank Bessinger)

(Messenheimer / Abrahamson / West)
10-12-1926 New York, New York Victor
20270-B

36813-2
I'd Rather Be the Girl in Your Arms (Than The Girl In Your Dreams)
Vocal Refrain by Frank Bessinger

(Harlen Thompson / Harry Archer)
10-15-1926 New York, New York Victor
20273-A
If I Lost You
(Harrison / Kassel / White)
7-9-1928 Chicago, Illinois Victor
21689
I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover (1)
Vocal Refrain by Billy Murray

(Dixon / Woods)
1-31-1927 New York, New York Victor
I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover (4)
Vocal Refrain by Billy Murray

(Dixon / Woods)
1-31-1927 New York, New York Victor
20466-B
In My Merry Oldsmobile (Fox Trot) (1)
(Vincient Edwards / Gus Edwards)
5-23-1927 Camden, New Jersey Victor
Special Record
For Private Use Only
In My Merry Oldsmobile (Fox Trot) (2)
(Vincient Edwards / Gus Edwards)
5-23-1927 Camden, New Jersey Victor
Special Record
For Private Use Only
In My Merry Oldsmobile (Waltz)
(Vincient Edwards / Gus Edwards)
5-16-1927 Camden, New Jersey Victor
Special
In The Evening
(Walter Donaldson)
3-27-1924 Detroit, Michigan Victor
19308-A
It's the Blues (No. 14 Blues)
(Porter Grainger / Jean Goldkette / Crozier)
3-27-1924 Detroit, Michigan Victor
19600-A
Just a Little Kiss From a Little Miss
(Eddie Kuhn)
12-14-1927 Kansas City, Missouri Victor
21150-B
Just Imagine (1)
(Buddy De Sylvia / Lew Brown / Ray Henderson)
7-9-1928 Chicago, Illinois Victor
unreleased
Just Imagine (2)
(Buddy De Sylvia / Lew Brown / Ray Henderson)
7-9-1928 Chicago, Illinois Victor
unreleased
Just Imagine (4)
(From "Good News")

(Buddy De Sylvia / Lew Brown / Ray Henderson)
7-12-1928 Chicago, Illinois Victor
21565
Just One More Kiss
(Harry Owens / Reggis Montgomery)
10-15-1926 New York, New York Victor
20300-B

36831-2
Just One More Kiss
(Harry Owens / Reggis Montgomery)
10-15-1926 New York, New York Victor
unissued

36831-3
Just One More Kiss
(Harry Owens / Reggis Montgomery)
10-15-1926 New York, New York Victor
unissued

36831-4
Lonesome and Sorry
(Benny Davis / Con Conrad)
4-23-1926 Camden, New Jersey Victor
20031-B
Look At the World and Smile (1)
(from the Musical Play, "Yours Truly")

(Anne Caldwell / Raymond Hubbell)
2-1-1927 New York, New York Victor
Look At the World and Smile (2)
(from the Musical Play, "Yours Truly")

(Anne Caldwell / Raymond Hubbell)
2-1-1927 New York, New York Victor
20472-B
Look At the World and Smile
(2 - slowed version)
(from the Musical Play, "Yours Truly")

(Anne Caldwell / Raymond Hubbell)
2-1-1927 New York, New York Victor
20472-B
Look At the World and Smile (3)
(from the Musical Play, "Yours Truly")

(Anne Caldwell / Raymond Hubbell)
2-1-1927 New York, New York Victor
My Blackbirds Are Bluebirds Now (2)
vocal refrain by Van Fleming

(Irving Caesar / Cliff Friend)
11-23-1928 Chicago, Illinois Victor
21805-A
My Blackbirds Are Bluebirds Now (3)
(Irving Caesar / Cliff Friend)
11-23-1928 Chicago, Illinois Victor
unreleased
My Ohio Home
(Gus Kahn / Walter Donaldson)
12-12-1927 Kansas City, Missouri Victor
21166-A
My Pretty Girl (1)
(Charles Fulcher)
2-1-1927 New York, New York Victor
20588-A
My Pretty Girl (2)
(Charles Fulcher)
2-1-1927 New York, New York Victor
My Pretty Girl (mono version of stereo recording)
(Charles Fulcher)
1958 New York, New York RCA Camden
My Sweetheart
(Kahn / Conley / Rodemich)
3-27-1924 Detroit, Michigan Victor
19313
Painting the Clouds With Sunshine
(From Warner Bros. picture "Gold-diggers of Broadway")
(Vocal refrain by Frank Munn)

(Al Dubin / Joe Burke)
6-14-1929 New York, New York Victor
22027-A
Play Me Slow
(Milt Hagen / Charles O’Flynn)
11-25-1924 Detroit, Michigan Victor
19664
Proud of a Baby Like You (1)
(Vocal refrain by Keller Sisters and Lynch)

(Schoenberg / Stevens / Helmick)
1-28-1927 New York, New York Victor
Proud of a Baby Like You (4)
(Vocal refrain by Keller Sisters and Lynch)

(Schoenberg / Stevens / Helmick)
1-28-1927 New York, New York Victor
20469-B
Remember
(Seymour Simone / Buddy Fields)
11-24-1924 Detroit, Michigan Victor
19548-A
Roses
(Tobias / Tobias)
4-22-1926 Camden, New Jersey Victor
20033
Rosette
(Newman / Lombardo)
6-26-1928 Chicago, Illinois Victor
21527
She's Funny That Way
Vocal Refrain by Van Fleming

(Neil Moret / Richard Whiting)
1-17-1929 Chicago, Illinois Victor
21853-A
Slow River (2)
(H.M. Meyers / C.M. Schwab)
5-6-1927 Camden, New Jersey Victor
25354-A
Slow River (4)
(H.M. Meyers / C.M. Schwab)
5-6-1927 Camden, New Jersey Victor
20926-B
So Tired
Vocal refrain by "Hoagy" Carmichael

(Arthur Sizemore / George A. Little)
12-12-1927 Kansas City, Missouri Victor
21150-A
HMV
B 5479
Sorry and Blue
(Ebel / Ebel)
2-4-1926 New York, New York Victor
19962
Sunday
Vocal refrain by Keller Sisters and Lynch

(Miller / Cohn / Stein / Kreuger)
10-15-1926 New York, New York Victor
unissued

36829-2
Sunday
Vocal refrain by Keller Sisters and Lynch

(Miller / Cohn / Stein / Kreuger)
10-15-1926 New York, New York Victor
20273-B

36829-3
Sunny Disposish (2)
(from "Americana")

(Ira Gershwin / Phil Charig)
2-3-1927 New York, New York Victor
20493-B
Sunny Disposish (3)
(from "Americana")

(George Gershwin / Charig)
2-3-1927 New York, New York Victor
20493
Sweethearts on Parade (1)
Harold Stokes, Director
Vocal refrain by Van Fleming

(Carmen Lombardo)
11-19-1928 Chicago, Illinois Victor
21800-A
Sweethearts on Parade (5)
Harold Stokes, Director
Vocal refrain by Van Fleming

(Carmen Lombardo)
1-14-1929 Chicago, Illinois Victor
21800-A
Take a Good Look at Mine
Vocal refrain by Harold Stokes

(Phil Ponce / Dan Dougherty)
1-14-1929 Chicago, Illinois Victor
21889-B
That's Just My Way Of Forgetting You
Vocal refrain by Jean Napier

(Buddy De Sylvia / Lew Brown / Ray Henderson)
7-13-1928 Chicago, Illinois Victor
21590-B
That's What Puts the "Sweet" in Home, Sweet Home
Vocal refrain by Harold Stokes

(Lowry / Gordon / Newman)
11-21-1928 Chicago, Illinois Victor
21800-B
Tip-Toe Through the Tulips With Me
(From Warner Bros. picture, "Gold-diggers of Broadway")

(Al Dubin / Joe Burke)
6-14-1929 New York, New York Victor
22027-B
What's the Use of Dreaming? 11-25-1924 Detroit, Michigan Victor
19664
Where The Lazy Daisies Grow
(Cliff Friend)
3-27-1924 Detroit, Michigan Victor
19308-B
Withered Roses
Vocal refrain by Van Fleming

(Garland / Gillespie / Shay)
11-23-1928 Chicago, Illinois Victor
21804-B
Ya Comin' Up Tonight, Huh?
(From F.B.O. picture, "Gang War")
Vocal refrain by Wynken - Blynken - Nod

(Sherman / Lewis / Lyman)
1-14-1929 Chicago, Illinois Victor
21889-A
Artist Instrument
Earl Baker Trumpet
Harry Bason Piano
Frank Bessinger Vocals
Dewy Bergman Piano
Bix Beiderbecke Cornet
Reggie Blyleth Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Sterling Bose Cornet, Trumpet
Tex Brewster Trumpet
Steve Brown String Bass
Vernon Brown Trombone
Hoagy Carmichael Piano, Cornet, Vocals
Bill Challis Arranger
Lou Congo Piano
Jack Cordaro Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Volly de Faut Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey Trombone
Fuzzy Farrar Trumpet
Van Fleming Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
Joe Galbraith Banjo
Harold George Brass Bass
Red Ginsler Trombone
Jean Goldkette Piano, Leader
? Gorner Violin
Joe Griffith Vocals
Art Gronwall Piano
Irish Henry Tuba
Joe Hooven Trumpet
Charles Horvath Drums
Pee Wee Hunt Trombone
Bob Hutsell Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Carroll Huxley Piano
The Keller Sisters Vocals
Eddie Lang Guitar
Ray Lodwig Trumpet
Al Lynch Vocals
Frank Magine Vocals
Frank Marvin Vocals
Gertrude Mathews Vocals
Lucile Mathews Vocals
Carl Mathieu Vocals
Paul Mertz Piano
Mel Miller Drums
Ray Muerer Vocals
Chauncey Morehouse Drums
Russ Morgan Arranger, Director
Frank Munn Vocals
Billy Murray Vocals
Don Murray Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Jean Napier Vocals
Nat Natoli Cornet, Trumpet
Beanie Neibaur Trombone
Steve Orr Drums
Kay Palmer Vocals
Danny Polo Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Ray Porter Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
Howdy Quicksell Banjo
Herb Quigley Drums
Bill Rank Trombone
Itzy Riskin Piano
George Rose Banjo, Guitar
Doc Ryker Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Ben Schriebman Violin
Lorin Schulz Trombone, Vocals
Myron Schulz Violin, Leader, Vocals
Andy Secrest Cornet
Seymour Simons Vocals
Dale Skinner Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
James Stanley Vocals
Harold Stokes Piano/Accordion, Leader, Vocals
Bob Strong Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Larry Tice Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Frankie Trumbauer C-Melody Saxophone
Joe Venuti Violin, Vocals
Spiegle Willcox Trombone, Vocals
George Williams Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Frank Wilson Vocals
Greta Woodson Vocals
Earl Wright Violin
Victor Young Violin