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  • Recording Title

    Why should I cry over you?

  • Other Title(s)

    • Fox trot (Title descriptor)
  • Musical group

    The Virginians

  • Composer

    Ned Miller , Chester Conn

  • Alto saxophone

    Ross Gorman

  • Clarinet

    Ross Gorman

  • Leader

    Ross Gorman

  • Genre(s)

    Ragtime, jazz, and more

  • Category


  • Description

    Jazz/dance band

  • Instrumentation

    Takes 1-5: Tuba, 2 saxophones banjo, piano, cornet, trombone, and traps
    Takes 6-9: Saxophone, tuba, cornet, trombone, banjo, piano, traps, and clarinet

  • Label Name/Number

    Victor 18933

  • Matrix Number/Take Number


  • Recording Date


  • Place of Recording

    New York, New York

  • Size


  • Duration


  • Notes

    Victor ledgers, 7/18/1922: "Mr. Gorman played saxophone and clarinet."

  • Rights & Access

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    Source of original recording: Recorded Sound Section, Library of Congress. Inclusion of the recording in the National Jukebox, courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment.


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