Monday, March 24, 2014

Forsaken Memories

By listening to WRJQ, I rediscovered Romy Gosz, a once-popular Wisconsin band leader, who worked from the '30s to the '60s. I had to search pretty hard to find any of his music for sale; I ordered two CDs from Polkamart and got them today.

The band has a lot of passion and musicianship. Romy plays trumpet and uses a plunger mute on many songs. The horns use a wide vibrato that's been out of fashion for a long time. I really love it. Here's a jukebox playing "Forsaken Memories" —

The tune also goes by the name of Millie's Waltz. I already posted Elmer Scheid's version, here's Ivan Kahle's:

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