None of the musicians in Ladd's Black Aces were Black even though Gennett records advertised them as such, going so far as to show a picture of an African-American band in some of their ads. In reality the name was a pseudonym for the Original Memphis Five. Jimmy Durante plays piano on the 1921 sides. Cliff Edwards' makes his first apperence on record on the song Virginia Blues and he does his interesting "Effin", which is what he called his half scat, half kazoo-sounding vocals towards the end of the song.

Thanks to Shane Davis, James Gallup, and Scott and Mark of Vintage Music Company

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Aggravatin' Papa
(Roy Turk / J. Russel Robinson)
12-12-1922 New York, New York Gennett
5023-A
9332
Aggravatin' Papa
Vocal by Mandy Lee

(Roy Turk / J. Russel Robinson)
2-16-1923 New York, New York Gennett
5060-B
All Wrong
(Martin / Kahn / Jones)
10-3-1923 New York, New York Gennett
5272-B
Starr
9472
Any Way The Wind Blows
(Creamer / Hanley)
8-7-1924 New York, New York Gennett
5521
Silvertone
4039
Aunt Hager's Children Blues
(W.C. Handy)
8-1921 New York, New York Gennett
4762-A
Starr
9150
Connerized
3011
Bad News Blues
(Akst / Davis)
6-22-1923 New York, New York Gennett
5187-A
Starr
9426
Beale Street Mama
Shufflin' Phil Sings Chorus

(Roy Turk / J. Russel Robinson)
3-2-1923 New York, New York Gennett
5075-B
Black-Eyed Blues
(Jaxore / Kendall)
4-14-1922 New York, New York Gennett
4869-A
Cardinal
501
Starr
9246
Broken Hearted Blues
(Ringle / Elickmann)
6-22-1923 New York, New York Gennett
5187-B
Starr
9426
Edison Bell Winner
3948
Brother Low Down
(Al Bernard / Larry Briers)
10-1921 New York, New York Gennett
4806-A
Connerized
3034

7685-A-B
Brother Low Down
(Barnard / Briers)
10-1921 New York, New York Starr
9189

7685-C
Great White Way Blues
(Phil Napoleon / Frank Signorelli)
12-8-1922 New York, New York Gennett
5018-A
Gypsy Blues
(Noble Sissle / Eubie Blake)
10-1921 New York, New York Gennett
4794-A
Connorized
3030
Rich Tone
7014
Starr
9177
Hopeless Blues
(Roy Turk / J. Russel Robinson)
5-25-1922 New York, New York Gennett
4886-A
Starr
9258
I Ain't Never Had Nobody Crazy Over Me
(Jimmy Durante / Johnny Stein / Jack Roth)
5-19-1923 New York, New York Gennett
5164-B
Starr
9398
If Your Man Is Like My Man
Vocal by Mandy Lee

(A. J. Piron)
4-5-1923 New York, New York Gennett
5125-B
Starr
9385
I'm A Harmony Baby
Vocal by Mandy Lee

(Merrill / Da Costa / Jerome)
4-5-1923 New York, New York Gennett
5125-A
Starr
9385
I'm Just To Mean To Cry
(Squires)
10-1921 New York, New York Gennett
4794-B
Connorized
3030
Rich Tone
7014
Starr
9177
I've Got A Song For Sale
(Nelson)
10-3-1923 New York, New York Gennett
5272-A
Starr
9472
I've Got It, You'll Get It
Vocal by Billy De Rex

(Pollack / Brown)
11-1921 New York, New York Gennett
4809-B
Connorized
3059
I've Got To Have My Daddy Blues
(Erdman / Cohn / Jones)
10-1921 New York, New York Gennett
4806-B
I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
(A. J. Piron)
8-21-1922 New York, New York Gennett
4938-A
Starr
9288
Lonesome Mama Blues
(Billie Brown)
5-25-1922 New York, New York Gennett
4886-B
Starr
9258
Long Lost Mama
(Daddy Misses You)

(Woods)
4-17-1923 New York, New York Gennett
5150-A
Starr
9409
Lots Of Mama
(Elmer Schoebel)
1-29-1924 New York, New York Gennett
5366-B
Silvertone
4047
Louisville Lou
(The Vampin' Lady)

(Milton Ager / Jack Yellen)
4-9-1923 New York, New York Gennett
5127-B
Starr
9388
Morning Won't You Ever Come 'Round?
(Turk / Silver)
8-7-1924 New York, New York Gennett
5521
Silvertone
4039
Muscle Shoals Blues
(Thomas)
4-14-1922 New York, New York Gennett
4869-B
Connerized
3077
Starr
9246
My Honey's Lovin' Arms
(Ruby Meyer)
3-19-1922 New York, New York Gennett
4856-A
Starr
9230
Nine O'Clock Sal
Vocal Chorus, Vernon Dalhart

(Leroy / Hayes / Leary / Ingham)
1-29-1924 New York, New York Gennett
5366-A
Silvertone
4047
Nobodys Sweetheart
(Billy Meyers / Gus Kahn / Ernie Erdman / Elmer Schoebel)
3-19-1924 New York, New York Gennett
5422-B
Starr
9532
Papa Blues
(Leslie / Wending / Kortlander)
4-9-1923 New York, New York Gennett
5127-A
Starr
9388
Papa Better Watch Your Step
(Wells / Cooper)
4-9-1923 New York, New York Gennett
5142
Cardinal
564
Railroad Men
(Elmer Schoebel / Ernie Erdman / Billy Meyers)
12-8-1922 New York, New York Gennett
5018-B
Starr
9332
Runnin' Wild
(Joe Grey / Leo Wood / A. Harrington Gibbs)
1-16-1923 New York, New York Gennett
5035-B
Starr
9343
Satanic Blues
(Larry Shields / Emile Christian)
3-19-1922 New York, New York Gennett
4856-B
Starr
9230
Rich Tone
7034
Connorized
3077
Shake It And Break It
(Chiha / Clark)
8-1921 New York, New York Gennett
4762-B
Starr
9150
Connerized
3011
She's A Mean Job
Vocal by Billy De Rex

(Jimmy Selby)
11-1921 New York, New York Gennett
4809-A
Sittin' On The Inside Lookin' At The Outside
(Waiting For The Evenin' Mail)

(Billy Baskette)
5-19-1923 New York, New York Gennett
5164-A
Starr
9398
Stop Your Kidding
(Irving Mills / Ferd Groffe / Jimmy McHugh)
11-6-1922 New York, New York Gennett
4995-B
Starr
9315
Cardinal
540
Sugar Blues
Shufflin' Phil Sings Chorus

(Lucy Fletcher / Clarence Williams)
3-2-1923 New York, New York Gennett
5075-A
Sweet Lovin' Mama
(Please Come Back To Me)

(Wagner / Lockard)
12-12-1922 New York, New York Gennett
5023-B
9331
'Taint Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do
Vocal by Mandy Lee

(Porter Grainger / Robbins)
4-17-1923 New York, New York Gennett
5142-A
Cardinal
564
Two Time Dan
(Roy Turk / J. Russel Robinson)
4-17-1923 New York, New York Gennett
5150-B
Starr
9409
Unfortunate Blues
(Winston / Hamm)
3-19-1924 New York, New York Gennett
5422-A
Starr
9532
Virginia Blues
Featuring Cliff Edwards

(Fred Meinken)
2-25-1922 New York, New York Gennett
4843-B
Connorized
3059
Starr
9229
Yankee Doodle Blues
(George Gershwin)
11-6-1922 New York, New York Gennett
4995-A
Starr
9315
Cardinal
552
You Can Have Him, I Don't Want Him
(Tracy / Dougherty)
8-21-1922 New York, New York Gennett
4938-B
You've Got To See Your Mama Everynight
(Rose / Conrad)
1-16-1923 New York, New York Gennett
5035-A
Starr
9343
Artist Instrument
Doc Behrendson Clarinet
Benny Bloom Cornet
John Cali Banjo
Billy de Rex Vocals
Jimmy Durante Piano
Cliff Edwards Vocals
Arthur Fields Vocals
Moe Gappell Trombone
Ernest Vocals
Sam Lanin Vocals
Mandy Lee Vocals
Jimmy Lytell Clarinet
Loren McMurray Banjo
Miff Mole Trombone
Phil Napoleon Trumpet
Charles Panelli Trombone
Jack Roth Drums
Frank Signorelli Piano