Jan Garber & His Orchestra, with Vocal refrain -- Positively-Abslolutely!, Fox Trot (Sam Coslow /Jean Herbert) Victor 1927
NOTE: This tune is one of the absolute tops of hot dance music of the Roaring Twenties. Also, the recording of it made in 1927 by Jan Garber's band, belongs to the positive absolute favorites of all time! Therefore, I decided to make a new version of my old clip, which I had uploaded in YT 4 years ago. This music deserves that!
Jan GARBER (born Jacob Charles Garber, 1894 -- d. 1977) American bandleader. He studied music at the Coombs Conservatory in Philadelphia. After graduating he was hired by the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. His career as a classical musician was cut short when he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1918. While stationed at a training camp in Alabama, Garber was asked to form a marching band. This experience got him interested in popular music, and after his discharge from the Army, he took a job with bandleader Meyer Davis. Davis had a number of bands operating under his name and Garber was soon made leader of one of them. His popularity caused a rift with Davis and, in 1920, Garber left to lead his own band. A year later, however, he combined his band with that of Davis. Now known as the Garber-Davis Orchestra, the band was very popular and made extensive tours of the southern states. In 1924, on one of these tours Davis got into trouble when he had an affair with a married woman. He had to immediately leave the town and he asked Garber to buy out his interest in the band for $1,000. From that time on the band was known as the Jan Garber Orchestra. Garber's 1920's band had played in the 'hot' or 'Jazz' music style. But in the early 1930's, he decided to switch to „sweet" dance music. In the 1920s (his band's best years) he collaborated with such great musicians as Adrian Rollini (sax, vibraphone) and Harry Reser (banjo).
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