California Ramblers

Volume Two

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Although this out-of-print LP (the second of two) looks like a bootleg and gives virtually no information about the personnel or recording dates, the 16 performances on the set (14 by the California Ramblers and two by a small group from the orchestra called the Little Ramblers) are well worth hearing by fans of 1920s hot dance music. None have been reissued yet on CD and there are plenty of spirited solos (along with period vocals) from the likes of bass saxophonist Adrian Rollini, the Dorsey Brothers and lesser-known but talented players. Highlights include such remarkable titles as "Yes She Do," "Vo-Do-Do-De-O Blues," "Nothin' Does Does Like It Used to Do Do Do," and "Make My Cot Where the Cot-Cot-Cotton Grows."