The Charleston Chasers

The Charleston Chasers was a studio recording ensemble that recorded music on Columbia Records between 1925 and 1931.[1] They recorded early versions of songs such as "After You've Gone", "Ain't Misbehavin'", and "My Melancholy Baby".[2] Their 1931 recording of "Basin Street Blues" featured Benny Goodman, who stated that it was the first time that he was able to show his own musical personality on record.[3]

The Charleston Chasers
GenresJazz, swing
Years active1925 (1925)–1931 (1931)
Past membersVic Berton
Jimmy Dorsey
Roy Evans
Benny Goodman
Scrappy Lambert
Dick McDonough
Glenn Miller
Miff Mole
Phil Napoleon
Red Nichols
Pee Wee Russell
Arthur Schutt
Paul Small
Kate Smith
Joe Tarto
Eva Taylor
Charlie Teagarden
Jack Teagarden

The group's rendition of "Someday Sweetheart" was featured on the soundtrack of the Depression-era crime drama Road to Perdition.[4]

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  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "The Charleston Chasers | Biography & History". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved April 28, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Crawford, Richard; Magee, Jeffrey (1992). Jazz Standards on Record, 1900-1942: A Core Repertory. Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College Chicago. pp. 1, 2, 53. ISBN 978-0-929911-03-8.
  3. ^ Gioia, Ted (2012). The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire. Oxford University Press. p. 29. ISBN 978-0-19-993739-4. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Road to Perdition Soundtrack Track 9 "Someday Sweetheart" Performed by The Charleston Chaser. YouTube. Retrieved March 19, 2020.

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