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  • Recording Title

    Let me be the first to kiss you good-morning (and the last to kiss you good-night)

  • Other Title(s)

    • Fox trot (Title descriptor)
    • Déjame saludarte con un beso (Parallel (translated) title)
  • Musical group

    Drake Hotel Orchestra , Jack Chapman Orchestra

  • Composer

    J. Russel Robinson , Al Bernard

  • Piano

    Jack Chapman , Lindsay McPhail

  • Violin

    Raymond "Doc" Davis

  • Leader

    Jack Chapman

  • Vocalist

    Raymond "Doc" Davis

  • Genre(s)

    Ragtime, jazz, and more

  • Category

    Instrumental with vocal refrain

  • Description

    Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo

  • Language


  • Instrumentation

    2 violins, cornet, trombone, 3 saxophones, banjo, tuba, piano, and traps

  • Label Name/Number

    Victor 19519

  • Matrix Number/Take Number


  • Recording Date


  • Place of Recording

    Chicago, Illinois

  • Size


  • Duration


  • Notes

    A copy marked take 3 exists in the UCSB collection; the Victor blue history card does not state clearly that take 3 was issued.

  • Rights & Access

    This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is not permitted. The authorization of rights holders of the recording is required in order to obtain a copy of the recording. Contact [email protected] for more information.


    Source of original recording: Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara. Inclusion of the recording in the National Jukebox, courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment.


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