|Black & Tan Fantasy|
From our PBS Television Special. Instrumental written by Duke Ellington.
1930s Swinging song whose lyrics tell us how the dance craze called "Truckin'" came to be. Carla Normand sings and the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra play in that "Truckin'" groove in San Francisco..
|Bugle Call Rag|
San Francisco's own red hot Royal Society Jazz Orchestra make this 1930s Swing number so exciting! Intriquing interplay between hot Tap Dancer and Hot Jazz Soloists.
San Francisco's Royal Society Jazz Orchestra with Don Neely singing/speaking the whimsical 1930s novelty Jazz number that was meant to be scary in a lighthearted way. He tells the story of Mysterious Mose while the musicians chime in.
San Francisco's own Royal Society Jazz Orchestra puts a lot of heat into this jazz favorite, China Boy. Featuring Hot Tap Dancing, Hot Jazz Solos, and a Red Hot RSJO making this 1930s Jazz number so intoxicating!
|My Baby Just Cares For Me|
Eddie Cantor in the early 1930s performed and recorded this exuberant song with its witty lyrics. Vocalist Carla Normand and the Royal Jesters with Don Neely's Royal Society Jazz Orchestra in San Francisco
|My Favorite Band|
1930s Swing from the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra of San Francisco with Bandleader Don Neely singing about his "Favorite Band." A novelty early 1930s song that introduces the musicians of the orchestra with a solo from each.
|Diga Diga Doo|
1920s Hot Jazz and 1930s Swing, featuring San Francisco's own Royal Society Jazz Orchestra. Singing "Diga Diga Doo" is Frederick Hodges.
|The Sheik Of Araby|
1920s jazz classic played by Don Neely and the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, with Don playing the musical saw. A fresh rendition of this jazz favorite in San Francisco.
|Got The Jitters|
San Francisco's Royal Society Jazz Orchestra and the Jesters capture the frenetic 1929 stock market panic with a driving rhythm and scorching solos. Sung with great flair by The Jesters vocal trio.
|I Know That My Baby's Cheatin' On Me|
1920s Hot Jazz and 1930s Swing, featuring San Francisco's own Royal Society Jazz Orchestra. Singing "I Know That My Baby is Cheatin' On Me," is Carla Normand. Sophie Tucker, in the early 1930s, performed and recorded this song. It's a saucy low-down number with delightfully suggestive innuendos in the lyrics.
One of the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra's most popular songs. Available on CD entitiled "Radio Rhythm." 1930s hit song sung by the inimitable Frederick Hodges in San Francisco and originally performed by Maurice Chevalier. Here we have Frederick Hodges singing for you, not in French, but in English and German!
|My Conversational Man|
The Royal Society Jazz Orchestra of San Francisco backs Carla Normand in this 1930s gem originally sung and recorded by Sophie Tucker. It's a saucy low-down number with delightfully suggestive innuendos in the lyrics about a lover who talks too much!
|Bend Down Sister w/ Deco Belles Gatsby |
The Art Deco Society of California's Deco Belles, with Don Neely's Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, "Bend Down Sister," Frederick Hodges Vocal. Gatsby Summer Afternoon, September 2007, Dunsmuir House and Gardens, Oakland California.
|Forty-Second Street w/ Deco Belles at The Art Deco Ball, with Rusty Frank|
Deco Belles choreographed by Jenna Chalmers, tap section by Rusty Frank with historic B.S. Chorus.