Frank Trumbauer got his start playing in several dance bands in the Midwest and eventually became musical director of Jean Goldkette's Orchestra. He led his own band at the Acadia Ballroom in St. Louis that featured Bix. They played together in Jean Goldkette's Orchestra and made many highly influential recordings together. They both joined Adrian Rollini's short lived band and then joined the Paul Whiteman Orchestra in 1927. Trumbauer stayed with Whiteman until 1932, when he left to form his own band. He then rejoined Whiteman in 1933. In the mid-30's he played with Charlie and Jack Teagarden and then led his own band in California. During World War II he left the music business, but after the war he played in the NBC Orchestra. This excellent 1929 recording features an outstanding Smith Ballew on vocal.