1924 BERNIE CUMMINS Orc GENE KING WHEN ST LOUIS BLUES78

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 10, 2011
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A series of great JAZZ Records from early Ragtime to Beb-Bop on 78 rpm Victrola Records

Great early Dance music by the Indiana BERNIE CUMMINS Orc

WHEN/ ST LOUIS BLUES

10" 78 rpm record

Condition:

VERY GOOD - unworn, but light scratches throughout.

Bernie Cummins (March 14, 1900 – September 22, 1986) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader.

Bernie Cummins was born in Akron, Ohio as Bernard Joseph Cummins. Cummins was in his youth a boxer, besides playing drums in local bands in Ohio. In 1919 he created a small ensemble of his own, which debuted in Indiana and which grew gradually into a larger dance band. Singers in the band included Dorothy Crane, Bernie's brother Walter Cummins and Scottee Marsh, which sang later with Tommy Dorsey. Charlie Callas and Randy Brooks also played with the band, as did Tommy Dorsey for a time. The orchestra's theme song was "Dark Eyes". Besides his activities as bandleader, Cummins was briefly also the manager of The Wolverines.

The Bernie Cummins Orchestra recorded frequently for such labels as Brunswick,
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