Hal Swain had a band in Toronto, Canada from 1921 to 1924. Swain's band was offered a job at Rector's Club in London, England . In 1924 the band sailed to London to take the job, but Rector's Club went out of business during the voyage. Upon arrival, the group found another job at New Prince's Restaurant in the Picadilly section of London. The engagement lasted until 1926 when the group disbanded a few months after Swain quit the band. Some of the group split off and headed to Berlin under the name of Dave Caplan's Toronto Band. Swain put together another band call Hal Swain's New Princes' Band. They continued to play at the restaurant until 1928.

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
All My Dreams Are Of You 1-18-1926 London, England Columbia
A Message From Missouri 5-19-1925 London, England Columbia
A Sunkist Cottage 11-1924 London, England Columbia
Chick Chick Chicken 1-18-1926 London, England Columbia
Come Back 10-7-1925 London, England Columbia
Coronado Nights 7-1925 London, England Columbia
Couldn't We Keep Dancing? 5-19-1925 London, England Columbia
Doo-Wacka-Doo 1-1925 London, England Columbia
Dream Maker Of Japan 12-1924 London, England Columbia
Dublinola 3-1925 London, England Columbia
Fooling 1-6-1926 London, England Columbia
Follow The Swallow 1-1925 London, England Columbia
How's Your Folks And My Folks?
(de Voll / Mecum)
1-6-1926 London, England Columbia
Hylton Medley 11-5-1925 London, England Columbia
If I Had Only Known 11-6-1924 London, England Columbia
I Love My Baby 2-25-1926 London, England Columbia
I Love The Moon 11-5-1925 London, England Columbia
I'm In Love With You 5-19-1925 London, England Columbia
I'm Wonderful 11-1924 London, England Columbia
In Shadowland 12-1924 London, England Columbia
Is Zat So? 1-18-1926 London, England Columbia
Kongo Kate 3-1925 London, England Columbia
June 11-6-1924 London, England Columbia
Just Like A Baby 7-1925 London, England Columbia
Keep Smiling At Trouble 5-19-1925 London, England Columbia
Love Bound 2-25-1926 London, England Columbia
Love's Dream 11-5-1925 London, England Columbia
Lullaby Baby 2-25-1926 London, England Columbia
Mamie 7-1925 London, England Columbia
Melody 3-1925 London, England Columbia
Nonni 5-19-1925 London, England Columbia
One Little One More 5-19-1925 London, England Columbia
Paddlin' Madeline Home 11-5-1925 London, England Columbia
Pal Of My Cradle Days 1-18-1926 London, England Columbia
Poem 10-7-1925 London, England Columbia
Poor Little Rich Girl 5-19-1925 London, England Columbia
Save Your Sorrow For Tomorrow 10-7-1925 London, England Columbia
Say It WHen You Get The Chance 2-25-1926 London, England Columbia
Show Me The Way To Go Home 3-1925 London, England Columbia
Sing A Song For The Rain 3-1925 London, England Columbia
Sometime 3-1925 London, England Columbia
Speak 2-11-1926 London, England Columbia
Smile All The While 2-11-1926 London, England Columbia
Specially For You 11-1924 London, England Columbia
Sunny Havana
(H. Nichols)
10-7-1925 London, England Columbia
Tantalizing Talllahassee 11-6-1924 London, England Columbia
The Tin Can Fusiliers 1-6-1926 London, England Columbia
That's Georgia 11-1924 London, England Columbia
Ukulele Baby 1-6-1926 London, England Columbia
When She's In Red 12-1924 London, England Columbia
Where Is That Girl 7-1925 London, England Columbia
Why Does The Chicken Cross The Road? 12-1924 London, England Columbia
You Can Take Me From Dixie 3-1925 London, England Columbia
Your Kiss Told Me 5-19-1925 London, England Columbia
Artist Instrument
Les Allen Alto Saxophone, Vocals
Dave Caplan Banjo
Ran Garrison Tuba
Bill Hall Trombone
Ken Kenny Drums
Alfie Noakes Trumpet
Hal Swain Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
Frank Walsh Piano
The Canadian Jazz Discography 1916 - 1980 by Jack Litchfeild, University Of Toronto Press, 1982
Such Melodious Racket; The Lost History Of Jazz In Canada 1914 - 1949 by Mark Miller, Mercury Press, 1997