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Artists who recorded under different names

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I’m curious if there’s some sort of article or a guide out there about the different pseudonyms artists recorded under on different labels.

For instance:

Gloria Greer = Vaughn De Leath
Harry McClaskey, Irving Gilette = Henry Burr

Ect, I want to clear up the confusion and not pass up any records by certain arts because they went under a different name and I didn’t know it.

Thanks.

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Allen Sutton's "Pseudonyms on American Records, 1892-1942" has been the go-to book for many years.

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vintagetenor wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:28 pm Allen Sutton's "Pseudonyms on American Records, 1892-1942" has been the go-to book for many years.
I guess I need more reference books. Copies are $50 + on eBay.

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See “Performers Who Doubled Up”. From Jim Walsh’s FPRA:

https://archive.org/details/FavoritePio ... 1/mode/2up
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Annette Hanshaw = Gay Ellis
Rudy Vallee= Frank Mater, Les Laden
Six Jumping Jacks= Harry Reser
Hotel Bossert Orch., Elmer Feldkamp, Bunny Berigan (on 2000 series gold Vocalions only) = Freddy Martin
Golden Gate Orch= The Vagabonds= Ted Wallace and his Orch.= Ted Wallace Campus Boys= Ed Kirkeby and his Orchestra= California Ramblers. There are a few others I'm forgetting.

Bernie Cummins= Karl Radlach, Carl Meadows
Rose Room Orchestra= Tommy Gott
Harry Reser= Bill Wirges, Jazz Pilots, Volunteer Firemen, Cliquot Club Eskimos, Metropolitan Dance Orch., OKeh Syncopators, Tom Stacks and his Minute Men, Seven Polar Bears, The Tennessee Tooters, Earl Oliver's Jazz Babies, etc.

Gene Kardos= Joel Shaw
Dorsey Bros.= Paul Hamilton, The Travelers, Manley Bros.
Red Nichols= Lanin's Red Heads, The Red Heads, Charleston Chasers (until mid 1930), Red and Miff's Stompers, Red and his Big 10
Sam Lanin= Where do you start? :lol:
Bob Haring= Broadway Broadcasters
Paul Specht= The Georgians, Carolina Club Orchestra (no, they are not ALL Hal Kemp- Johnny Morris vocals are the giveaway!)
Hal Kemp= Carolina Club Orch (most), The Caroliners...

Here's an interesting one:
Dorsey Bros. Concert Orchestra= Kemp and Dorsey Bros. band members intermingled, directed by... Eugene Ormandy!

This just off the top- there's way, way more.
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In the early days (pre-1925) singers were the most prolific users of pseudonyms. The Australian bass-baritone Peter Dawson probably holds the record (no pun intended) with at least 30 as singer and another 9 or 10 as composer.

A list of some of the better known singers who recorded in the UK, and their pseudonyms, was compiled some years ago by Charles Hooey and entitled "A.K.A : The Wacky World of Pseudonyms".

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Arthur Fields recorded as Eugene Buckley for Columbia. edisonplayer

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AmberolaAndy wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:32 pm
vintagetenor wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:28 pm Allen Sutton's "Pseudonyms on American Records, 1892-1942" has been the go-to book for many years.
I guess I need more reference books. Copies are $50 + on eBay.
Here's a copy on Abebooks for $35 + $5 shipping: https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDe ... 1-_-image1

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gramophone-georg wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:32 pm Here's an interesting one:
Dorsey Bros. Concert Orchestra= Kemp and Dorsey Bros. band members intermingled, directed by... Eugene Ormandy!
Ormandy was a violinist and theater orchestra conductor before he led the Philadelphia Orchestra. His "real" name was Jenö Blau.

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Henry wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:15 pm
gramophone-georg wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:32 pm Here's an interesting one:
Dorsey Bros. Concert Orchestra= Kemp and Dorsey Bros. band members intermingled, directed by... Eugene Ormandy!
Ormandy was a violinist and theater orchestra conductor before he led the Philadelphia Orchestra. His "real" name was Jenö Blau.
Right- he had a dance band, too, early on, that recorded for OKeh. He was also associated with Major Bowes Capitol Theater Trio.
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