Savoy Orpheans
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1923
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Savoy Orpheans

Savoy Orpheans Biography (Wikipedia)

The Savoy Orpheans were a British dance band of the 1920s. They were resident at the Savoy Hotel, London, between 1923 and 1927.

The band was formed by Debroy Somers, an ex-army bandmaster, in 1923. Both the Orpheans and the Savoy Havana Band were under the management of Wilfred de Mornys. The Orpheans were later led by the violinist Cyril Ramon Newton, and by the pianist Carroll Gibbons.

When de Morny's contractual arrangement with the Savoy Hotel company ended on 31 December 1927, the Orpheans disbanded. In early December 1927 there were newspaper reports of the Hotel management denying the rumour that the Savoy Orpheans, Savoy Havana Band and the Sylvians were to leave. Reg Batten, of the SHB, stayed on at the Hotel and led a band with the clumsy name "Savoy Orpheans (1928)". This would indicate legal tussles over the rights to the original name. It was not until 1931 that pianist Carroll Gibbons returned from working at MGM in Hollywood and, with saxophonist Howard Jacobs, formed a new ensemble "the Savoy Hotel Orpheans" for the hotel. The music writer Brian Rust wrote of this group, "it was a purely straight, typically smooth supper-club band."

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George Melachrino
Love Walked In
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Love Walked In
Carroll Gibbons
Better Think Twice
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Better Think Twice
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Charleston
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Charleston
Carroll Gibbons
Sentimental Journey
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Sentimental Journey
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Sweet & Lovely
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Sweet & Lovely
Frankie Carle
Sunrise Serenade
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Sunrise Serenade
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Who Am I
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Who Am I
Carroll Gibbons
I'll Be Seeing You
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I'll Be Seeing You
Carroll Gibbons
By the Fireside
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By the Fireside
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My Bluebird's Back Again
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My Bluebird's Back Again
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Underneath The Wabash Moon
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Underneath The Wabash Moon
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The Blue Room
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The Blue Room
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The Girl Friend
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The Girl Friend
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Five foot two eyes of blue
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Five foot two eyes of blue
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Five minutes more
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Five minutes more
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Blue Room
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Blue Room
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Let's All Go To Mary's House
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Let's All Go To Mary's House
Carroll Gibbons
Cocktails for Two (feat. Savoy Orpheans)
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Cocktails for Two (feat. Savoy Orpheans)
Carroll Gibbons
The King is Still in London (feat. Savoy Orpheans)
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The King is Still in London (feat. Savoy Orpheans)
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The Charleston
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The Charleston
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Dinah
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Dinah
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