Kendra Steiner Editions (Bill Shute)

April 10, 2021

Roger Wolfe Kahn & His Orchestra in THE YACHT PARTY (1932 Vitaphone short)

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Roger Wolfe Kahn has always been something of an anomaly in the 20’s/30’s dance band world. From a wealthy family, he had the funds to employ the finest jazz players and he had excellent taste in repertoire, though his other passion, aviation, eventually won out—-indeed, you can see his stunt flying at the end of this short!

Jazz Oracle Records did a wonderful CD collection ten or fifteen years ago of his best and jazziest sides, which is highly recommended. Until then, enjoy this wild Vitaphone short with Kahn and crew, including the amazing dancing of Melissa Mason and the clarinet work of the young Artie Shaw.

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