Freddie Rich & His Orch., v. The Rollickers – When The Real Thing Comes Along, Columbia 1929
NOTE: Fred (Freddie) RICH (ne Fryderyk Efrem Rich in 1898, Warsaw, Poland – d. 1956 in LA, CA) was a Polish-born bandleader and composer. After his musical training as a pianist in Warsaw, in his teenage years he emigrated to America. With help of the Polish-Jewish community in NYC he got a professional status as popular pianist and in mid 1920s he was able to establish his own band. He toured Europe and after return, his band signed permanent contract with the Astor Hotel (later Waldorf-Astoria) in New York City. In 1930s, he would become a musical director for various radio stations and in 1942, he moved onto a staff position with United Artists in Hollywood, where he was to remain for most of his career.