EDWARD "KID" ORY - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: BOB LONDON, JACK OWENS - HFSID 34070
Sale Price $396.00
EDWARD "KID" ORY, JACK OWENS and BOB LONDON
Guest book page signed by jazz trombonist Edward "Kid" Ory and Emmy-nominated crooner Jack Owens
Autograph notes signed "Edward 'Kid' Ory", "Bob London" and, on verso, "Jack Owens/[paraph]/How Soon." in black and purple inks. Red pencil marks and blue ink notations, all in unknown hand. 7½x6. Owen's note is dated June 15, 1951. London's note: "Thanks George for all the good things you've said about me and also the bad. Best Wishes always". Owen's note: "To George Here's where Maurice poked her head in the Room and said 'Jack, could I see you a moment'. At any rate you probably won't forget the broken key. Best always". ORY (1886-1973) was a jazz trombonist and one of the first great players of tailgate trombone, with the trombone playing rhythmic bass lines behind the trumpet and clarinet. Ory led his own band in New Orleans (1911-1919), which gave jobs to great instrumentalists like Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet. Ory moved around during the 1920s, becoming the definitive New Orleans trombonist and recording classic songs with Armstrong, King Oliver and Jelly Roll Morton, including the first two songs by a black New Orleans jazz band (Ory's Creole Trombone and Society Blues). He sat out the music scene from 1933 to 1942, but returned during the New Orleans revival of the 1940s, playing Dixieland and New Orleans jazz. He retired in 1966. Ory composed Muskrat Ramble, which has become a standard. OWENS (1912-1982), born John Milton Owens in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was an Emmy-nominated singer, songwriter and pianist. A star of Don McNeil's Breakfast Club, one of the longest-running network radio shows, he gained the nickname "The Cruising Crooner" for cruising through mostly female audiences on the Breakfast Club and singing love ballads to the women while sitting on their laps and nuzzling close. He was a popular singer who had big successes with songs like The Hukilau Song and I'll Weave a Lei of Stars for You. He also had his own TV show called The Jack Owens Show, alternately The Brunch Bunch, in the early 1950's, which earned him two Emmy nominations. Lightly toned. Owens' signature is cut of at right edge. Show-through touches Ory and London's signatures and Owens' note. Discoloration touches Owens' signature and London's note. Discoloration along bottom and left edges touches Owens' signature and London's note. Adhesive residue in top right corner above Ory's signature (does not touch signature). Irregular top edge. Otherwise in fine condition.
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