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George Hall Hotel Taft Orchestra - Will Of The Wisp

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George Hall's bandleading career started when he recorded for the ARC label in March 11, 1927, as George Hall's Arcadians. This band contiued to play in various New York hotels until the depression took its toll in the late 20's and early 30's. His 1927-1928 recordings featured vocals on occasion by Scrappy Lambert, Fred Wilson, Leroy Montesanto, and Irving Kaufman. While playing at New York's Taft Hotel, Hall got a recording contract with the Bluebird label. During his long stay at the Taft, his band got good radio coverage, and he began a talent for featuring excellent vocalists with the band. Loretta Lee sang on the initial Bluebird recordings in 1933. Hall continued to record many of the popular songs of the 1930's, and Loretta Lee made her last recording with Hall, March 5, 1935, retiring to become a housewife and mother. Sonny Schuyler (also featured on this record) was assigned to the vocal recordings until July 12, 1935 when Dolly Dawn joined the band.

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