The Charleston Chasers

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The Charleston Chasers
Genres Jazz, swing
Years active 1925 (1925)–1930 (1930)
Labels Columbia
Past members Vic Berton
Jimmy Dorsey
Roy Evans
Benny Goodman
Scrappy Lambert
Dick McDonough
Glenn Miller
Miff Mole
Phil Napoleon
Red Nichols
Pee Wee Russell
Arthur Schutt
Paul Small
Kate Smith
Joe Tarto
Eva Taylor
Charlie Teagarden
Jack Teagarden

The Charleston Chasers was a name used between 1925 and 1930 for a series of recording groups that did not exist outside of the studios. Although each of the players had plenty of bandstand experience. The Charleston Chasers existed only as a studio recording ensemble for Columbia Records.[1]

Associated artists[edit]

Vic Berton, drummer
Jimmy Dorsey, clarinet
Roy Evans, vocals
Benny Goodman, clarinet
Scrappy Lambert, vocals
Dick McDonough, banjo or guitar
Glenn Miller, trombone
Miff Mole, trombone
Phil Napoleon, trumpet
Red Nichols, cornet
Pee Wee Russell, clarinet
Arthur Schutt, piano
Paul Small, vocals
Kate Smith, vocals
Joe Tarto, tuba
Eva Taylor, vocals
Charlie Teagarden, trumpet
Jack Teagarden, trombone

Selected discography[edit]

Year Title Genre Label
1999 1925-1930 Jazz, Swing Timeless
1999 The Charleston Chasers Jazz, Swing ASV/Living Era
1930 Sing you Sinners Jazz unknown, but found on the album "The Song Hits of 1930 (Jazz Age Chronicles, Vol. 9)" Recorded on Columbia Label Made in England CB 95 with The Columbia Photo Player; "In my Little Hope Chest" Both Theme Songs from "Honey" With Vocal Chorus. Shellac 78 (owned by author)


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