MY LITTLE BIMBO

(DOWN ON THE BAMBOO ISLE)

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Aileen Stanley, vocal

Source: Edison Diamond Disc 50707-L   Recorded: 1921

File Name: mybimbo.mp3

File Size: 824 Kb

Playing Time: 00:03:31

AILEEN STANLEY (died1982, age 89) projected a blues-influenced sensuality that was rare in white female vocalists of that era. She was one of Billy Murray's regular singing partners in the 1920's. Aileen also recorded many hits with other collaborators and as a solo artist, most notably "Sweet Indiana Home" (Victor 18992 in 1922) and "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street' (with Gene Austin on Victor 19585 in 1925).

Aileen featured "My Little Bimbo" in William Rock's production, "Silks & Satins." Grant Clark provided the words for "My Little Bimbo;" Walter Donaldson the music; and Charles N. Grant, the arrangement. [More about Aileen Stanley]


Tech Tidbits:

"My Little Bimbo" was transferred using a 3.7 mil spherical stylus in a Stanton 500 stereo cartridge. The transfer was digitally captured in a stereo mode. Then the waveform of this vertical cut recordings was converted to mono using DCART 32 software. The speed of the Dual 1219 turntable was 80 rpm, the standard speed for Edison Diamond Discs.


Biographical Sources: 1) "Billy Murray, The Phonograph Industry's First Great Recording Artist," by Hoffmann, Carty, & Riggs; 2) The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music.

 


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