The California Ramblers were a popular and prolific jazz group from the 1920s, that recorded hundreds of songs under many different record labels throughout the 1920s. Three of the members of the band, Red Nichols, Jimmy Dorsey, and Tommy Dorsey, would go on to front big bands in later decades. The original bandmembers were from Ohio, but chose the name California Ramblers because they thought people would be less inclined to listen to a jazz band from the Midwest. The band was instantly successful, and would remain well-known throughout the decade. They recorded for nearly every independent label in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., using over 100 unique aliases. This brilliant performance was recorded in 1925.