Eddie Collis Discography

a list of recordings featuring singer Eddie Collis


this page first published by John Wright, 28 July 2004
last update 10 July 2015vintage@r2ok.co.uk

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The Eddie Collis Discography aims to bring attention to the recorded output of a very fine British singer and entertainer of the 1920's and 30's, who recorded with the British dance bands, and who later emigrated to USA and developed a whole new entertainment career.

Sources are indicated in black bold type JR=Jazz Records 5th Ed. (Rust, 1983), BDBR=British Dance Bands On Record, with supplement (Rust/Forbes, 1989), HGD= Hot German Discography, Horst Lange CC=Conway Collis, MT=Mike Thomas, TB=Terry Brown, JABW=John Wright, DHP=Davd Howarth Pile

Current recording list total: 179 recordings

RONNIE MUNRO AND HIS DANCE ORCHESTRA
(a collective personnel is listed in Rust/Forbes) Eddie Collis-v
London, ~ Sept 1926
855-2Two Little Bluebirds Parlophone E-5648
856-2D'ye Love Me? wz Parlophone E-5648, Ariel 4195
BDBR

London, ~Oct 1926.
E-885-2What! No Spinach? Par E-5681
E-886-3Toreador Par E-5681
E-887-2That Night In Araby Par E-5688
E-888-2Electric Flashes of 1926, part 1 Par E-5682
- Eddie Collis sings chorus of Bye Bye Blackbird and When The Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin' Along
E-889-2Electric Flashes of 1926, part 2 Par E-5682
- Eddie Collis sings chorus of A Night In Araby (sic)
E-890-2Electric Flashes of 1926, part 3 Par E-5683
- Eddie Collis sings chorus of Honeybunch

London, ~Nov 1926.
E-924-2Whistle Away Your Blues Par E-5694
E-927-1-3Sunny Swanee Par E-5699
BDBR
E-927- credits vocal Maurice Elwin on label

BERT FIRMAN'S DANCE ORCHESTRA
Bert Firman-vn, dir, Max Goldberg/Charles Rocco-t, Herb Finney/Arthur Lally-cl-as, ? Al Notorage -?, Cecil Norman-p,cel,a, Joe Brannelly-bj, ?-bb, Bob Manning-d?, Rudy Starita-vib-xylo when used, Eddie Collis-v (may be drummer also)
Hayes, Nov 23, 1926
Yy-9679-2In A Little Garden Zonophone 2852
Yy-9680-1She's Still My Baby Zonophone 2872
Yy-9681-1Memories Of YouZonophone 2872
Yy-9682-2I've Never Seen A Straight BananaZonophone 2853, Ariel 1053
Yy-9683-1How Many Times? Zonophone 2854 <
BDBR
first three titles of this session labelled as CARLTON HOTEL DANCE ORCHESTRA

Small Queen's Hall, London. Nov 25, 1926
Yy-9487-1The More We Are Together Zonophone 2852, Ariel 1052
Yy-9635-2That's My GirlZonophone 2835
Yy-9636-3What No Spinach? Zonophone 2837
Yy-9637-3Have You Forgotten? Zonophone 2837
Yy-9638-3While The Sahara Sleeps Zonophone 2836
BDBR
Bert Firman does not play during this session.
Yy-9487-1 vocal chorus features only the band singing, presumably including Eddie Collis.
Yy-9636-3 features Eddie Collis and chorus.
First title of this session labelled as CARLTON HOTEL DANCE ORCHESTRA, others as CABARET NOVELTY ORCHESTRA

SAVILE DANCE ORCHESTRA
musicians not known, Eddie Collis-v
London. Jan 1927
DU-8362-1Someone Is Losin' Susan Duophoe UB-2069
MT

THE LYRICALS of the 'Cafe de Paris, London'
Syd Roy-p-a-dir., Charles Mead-t, Basil Green-tb, Harry Roy-cl-as, Johnny Swinfen-as, Harold Lyons-ts, N. Tronny-vn, Tommy Venn-bj-g, Eddie Collis-d-v
London, ~ Jan 1, 1927
C-136-E-1It Made You Happy When You Made me Cry Aco G-16156, Beltona 1192, Guardsman 2062, Scala 821
C-137-E-2How Could Red Riding Hood?Aco G-16155, Bel 1191, Coliseum 2015
C-138-E-2Indian ButterflyAco G-16156, Bel 1202
C-139-E-1Thanks To YouAco G-16167
BDBR
Eddie's name is sometimes on the record labels, spelled Kolis, Kilos or Kollis.
Scala 821 as PAUL ALLEN'S ORCHESTRA, Beltona 1191 and 1191 as SOUTHERN STATES DANCE BAND, 1202 as PALM BEACH PLAYERS, Coliseum 2015 as NEW YORK CASINO ORCHESTRA, Guardsman 2062 as CASINO DANCE ORCHESTRA

band as Jan 1, Eddie Collis-v
London, Feb 9, 1927
C-201-E-1Stop It, I Love ItAco G-16167, Beltona 1206, Coliseum 2012
C-202-E-2Drifting And Deaming Aco G-16168, Beltona 1202, Coliseum 2017, Guardsman 2059
C-203-E-1Everybody's Got A Girl But Me Aco G-16168, Beltona 1204, Coliseum 2015, Guardsman 2066
C-204-E-1A Little Nightie Hanging On The Line Aco G-16167, Beltona 1204
BDBR
Beltona 1202 and 1204 as PALM BEACH PLAYERS, 1206 as NEW ORLEANS DANVE ORCHESTRA, Coliseum 2012 as MARYLAND DANCE ORCHESTRA, 2015 as NEW YORK CASINO ORCHESTRA, 2017 as MAYFIELD DANCE ORCHESTRA, Guardsman 2059 as CABARAET DANCE ORCHESTRA, Guardsman 2066 as OLD SOUTHERN DANCE ORCHESTRA
notes includes additions from supplemtn to BDBR (1989)

SYD ROY's CRICHTON ORCHESTRA
band as Jan 1, Eddie Collis-v
London, Feb 16, 1927
10641-1High, High, High Up In The Hills Edison Bell Winner 4600
10644-2I Need Lovin' Edison Bell Winner 4600
BDBR

BUDDY ROSE AND HIS DANCE ORCHESTRA
Rust/Forbes lists a collective personnel for recordings, Eddie Collis-v
London, March 16, 1927
4655-1My Girl's Fine And Dandy Imperial 1727
BDBR
on this disc BUDDY ROSE is a pseudonym for Ronnie Munro.
Mike Thomas reports that the record label names Ed Collins as vocalist, on both sides but Eddie does not sing on 4564-.

THE LYRICALS of the 'Cafe de Paris, London'
Syd Roy-p-a-dir., Charles Mead-t, Basil Green-tb, Harry Roy-cl-as, Johnny Swinfen-as, Harold Lyons-ts, N. Tronny-vn, Tommy Venn-bj-g, A.C. Heather-bb when used, Eddie Collis-d-v
London, ~Mar 25, 1927
C-267-E-1Who Do You Love?Aco G-16189, Beltona 1241, Coliseum 2024, Guardsman 2063
C-268-E-1Take Your Finger Out Of Your Mouth Aco G-16188, Beltona 1258, Guardsman 2062
C-269-E-1If I Didn't Know Your Husband Aco G-16189, Beltona 1205, Coliseum 2027, Guardsman 2061
C-270-E-1Crazy Words - Crazy Tune Aco G-16188, Beltona 1219, Coliseum 2027
BDBR
C-267- Eddie Collis duets with Harry Roy
C-270- features a vocal trio that probably includes Eddie Collis
Beltona 1205 as AMERICAN DANCE ORCHESTRA, 1219 and 1241 as SOUTHERN STATES DANCE ORCHESTRA, 1258 as VIRGINIA DANCE ORCHESTRA, Coliseum 2024 and 2027 as MAYFIELD DANCE ORCHESTRA, Guardsman 2061 and 2062 as CASINO DANCE ORCHESTRA, 2063 as OLD SOUTHERN DANCE ORCHESTRA

band as ~Mar 1927, but Stan Gosling-tb replaces Green. Eddie Collis -v
London, ~Apr 11 1927
C-303-E-1You Should See My TootsieAco G-16202, Coliseum 2041, Guardsman 2073
C-304-E-1I'm Telling The Birds, Telling The Bees Aco G-16204, Beltona 2043, Coliseum 2043, Guardsman 2073
C-305-E-1Sam, The Old Accordion ManAco G-16204
C-306-E-1That's My Hap-Hap-HappinessAco G-16202, Beltona 1238, Guardsman 2075
BDBR
Beltona 1238 as AVENUE DANCE ORCHESTRA, Colisseum 2041 as COLISEUM DANCE ORCHESTRA, 2043 as MAYFIELD DANCE ORCHESTRA, Guardsman 2073 and 2075 as CABARET DANCE ORCHESTRA

band as ~Apr 1927. Eddie Collis -v
London, ~May 25 1927
C-350-E-1Positively - Absolutely* Aco G-16214, Beltona 1248, Coliseum 2041
C-352-E-1Ya Gonna Be Home Tonight? Aco G-16214, Beltona 1260, Guardsman 2084
BDBR
* features vocal duet with Harry Roy
Two other titles from this session have vocals not yet identified, You Know I Love You and He's The Last Word issued on Aco G-16213
Beltona 1247 and 1260 as AVENUE DANCE ORCHESTRA, 1248 as SUNNY SOUTH DANCE ORCHESTRA, Coliseum 2041 as COLISEUM DANCE ORCHESTRA, Guardsman 2084 as CASINO DANCE ORCHESTRA

RONNIE MUNRO AND HIS DANCE ORCHESTRA
Rust/Forbes lists a collective personnel for recordings, Eddie Collis-v

London, June 15, 1927
4724-1Roses For Remembrance Curry 294
4725-1Honolulu Song Bird not traced*
4726-1Singnot traced**
4727-1The Blue Trainnot traced**
BDBR
Curry 294 as CURRYS DANCE ORCHESTRA.
Records so far found feature non-vocal -2 takes on Imperial 1772* and Imperial 1771** as BUDDY ROSE AND HIS DANCE ORCHESTRA; labels credit Eddie Collis as vocalist but only -2 takes have been found on Imperial.

THE LYRICALS of the 'Cafe de Paris, London'
Syd Roy-p-a-dir., Charles Mead-t, Stan Gosling-tb, Harry Roy-cl-as, Johnny Swinfen-as, Harold Lyons-ts, N. Tronny-vn, Tommy Venn-bj-g, A.C. Heather-bb when used, Eddie Collis-d-v
London. ~Jun 21, 1927
C-400-E-1Ain't That Too Bad? Aco G-16229, Beltona 1249
C-401-E-1It All Depends On You Aco G-16230, Beltona 1246
C-403-E-1You Don't Like It - Not Much Aco G16230
BDBR
C-402-E-1 is sung by Harry Roy
Beltona 1246 as AVENUE DANCE ORCHESTRA, 1249 as SOUTHERN DANCE ORCHESTRA, Guardsman 2084 as CASINO DANCE ORCHESTRA

RONNIE MUNRO AND HIS BAND
band similar to June session. Eddie Collis-v
London. Sept 1927
E-1551-4Souvenirs Parlophone E-5901
BDBR, MT
E-1551-3 features a vocal trio which may include Eddie Collis, issued on Par E-5901 and Ariel 4250 (as ARIEL DANCE ORCHESTRA).
E-1552-3 Old Names Of Old Flame -wz features same vocal trio, also issued on Par E-5901

KIT-CAT BAND
Al Starita-cl-as-dir., Tom Smith-Edwin Knight-t, Ted Heath-tb, Billy Ternent-as, George Smith-cl-ts, Eric Siday-Jean Pougnet-vn, Harry Berly-vl, D.Cameron-vc, Sid Bright-p, Len Fillis-bj-g, Alfred Field-bb, Max Bacon-d, Eddie Collis-v
Central Hall, Westminster, London. Sept 7, 1927
WA-6146-1Here I Am Broken-hearted Columbia 4553
WA-6147-1The Girl Is You, The Boy Is MeColumbia 4552
WA-6148-1Tweet TweetColumbia 4552
WA-6149-1Lavender -wz Columbia 4553
BDBR

as Sept 7 but Eric Little-d replaces Max Bacon.
Piccadilly Hotel Ballroom, London. Sept 19, 1927
WA-6189-2Souvenirs Columbia 4563
BDBR, MT
Mike Thomas reports that the vocal features duo Eddie Collis and Al Starita. Some issues of Col 4563 feature instrumental version WA-6189-3

as Sept. 7
London, Oct 17, 1927
WA-6402-2C'est Vous (It's You) -wz Columbia 4662
BDBR

THE CRICHTON LYRICALS
As the Lyricals June 21, Eddie Collis-d-v
London. Oct 21, 1927
4759-1-2She Don't Wanna Imperial 1821, Curry 315
4760-1-2Souvenirs Imperial 1821
4761-1-2-3Where, Oh Where, Do I Live? Imperial 1820
4762-1-2Somebody Said Imperial 1820
BDBR, MT
4762-1-2 is the song What Do I Care What Somebody Said?
Curry 315 as CURRY'S DANCE ORCHESTRA

RONNIE MUNRO AND HIS DANCE BAND
Rust/Forbes lists a collective personnel for recordings, Eddie Collis-v
London, Oct 1927
E-1587-2Where Oh Where Do I Live? Parlophone E-5923
E-1588-2One Summer Night Parlophone E-5923
BDBR

London, Nov 1927
E-1610-2Palais de Danse Medley - part 4 Par E-5939
Eddie Collis sings chorus of Red Lips, Kiss My Blues Away
E-1611-1Palais de Danse Medley - part 3 Par E-5939
Eddie Collis sings chorus of Russian Lullaby -wz
E-1613-3Palais de Danse Medley - part 2 Par E-5938
Eddie Collis sings chorus of The Devil Is Afraid Of Music
BDBR

BERT FIRMAN ORCHESTRA
Bert Firman - dir., Frank Guarente-Max Goldberg-t, Perley Breed-Arthur Lally-cl-as-bar, Bill Barton-ts, John Firman-p, Joe Brannelly-bj, Billy Bell-bb, Eddie Collis-drums?-v
Hayes, Middlesex. Nov 29 1927
Yy-11977-2Is She My Girl Friend?Zonophone 5045
Yy-11978-2You Don't Like It - Not MuchZonophone 5062
Yy-11979-2Are You Happy? Zonophone 5045
BDBR
all sides as RHYTHMIC EIGHT

SYD ROY'S LYRICALS
As the Lyricals June 21, Eddie Collis-d-v
London. Dec 5th, 1927
4765-1-2Bless Her Little Heart Imperial 1836
4766-1-2Why Did You Say? -wzImperial 1835
4767-1-2Baltimore Imperial 1835
4768-1-2Once In A Blue Moon Imperial 1836
BDBR
Some issues of Imperial 1835 have additional takes featuring Ramon Newton vocal (Why Did You Say) and instrumental Baltimore. Some issues of Imperial 1836 have additional takes featuring both titles sung by Ramon Newton. On these issues Ramon Newton is credited as Peter Rush on the record labels.


RHYTHMIC EIGHT
Frank Guarente-Max Goldberg-t, Perley Breed-Arthur Lally-cl-as-bar, Bill Barton-ts, John Firman-p, Joe Brannelly-bj, Billy Bell-bb, Eddie Collis-v
London. Dec 6, 1927
Yy-12207-2Miss Annabelle Lee Zonophone 5062
MT, BDBR
Brian Rust suggests that Eddie Collis may also play drums on this recording


RHYTHMIC EIGHT
same band/musicians as Dec 6th 1927, Eddie Collis-v
London. Dec 13, 1927.
Yy-12229-2Possibly Zonophone 5063
Yy-12230-2Under The Moon Zonophone 5060
Yy-12231-1Diane wz Zonophone 5063
Yy-12232-1There's A Rickety Rackety Shack Zonophone 5064
Yy-12233-2Bells Of Hawaii Zonophone 5064
MT, BDBR
Yy-12230-2 as Bert Firman's Dance Orchestra. Brian Rust suggests that Eddie Collis may also play drums on these recordings, and Bert Firman may play violin.

RONNIE MUNRO AND HIS DANCE BAND
band as session Nov 1927
London, Dec 1927
E-1661-2Hit The Deck - selection, part 1 Par R-3456
Eddie Collis sings chorus of Sometimes I'm Happy
E-1662-1Hit The Deck - selection, part 2 Par R-3456
Eddie Collis sings chorus of Hallelujah!
E-1663-2My Persian Rosebud Par E-5953
BDBR, MT
Par E-3456 as WEST END PLAYERS; Par E-5953 as RONNIE MUNRO AND HIS DANCE ORCHESTRA

KIT-CAT BAND
as Sept. 7
London, Dec 17, 1927
WA-6709-1In A Street Of Chinese Lanterns Columbia 4718
BDBR
Rust reports that this title features a vocal trio including Eddie Collis and Al Starita


RHYTHMIC EIGHT
same band/musicians as Dec 6th 1927, Eddie Collis-v
London. Dec 21, 1927
Yy-12276-1I Left My Sugar Standing In The Rain Zonophone 5084
Yy-12277-2Did You Mean It? Zonophone 5080
MT, BDBR
Yy-12277-2 as Bert Firman's Dance Orchestra. Brian Rust suggests that Eddie Collis may also play drums on these recordings, and Bert Firman may play violin.

KIT-CAT BAND
as Sept. 7, 1927, but Nat Star-as replaces Billy Ternent
London, Jan 5 1928
WA-6755-1There's A Rickety-Rackety ShackColumbia 4703
WA-6756-1She Don't WannaColumbia 4703
WA-6767-1Music And MoonlightColumbia 4702
BDBR

as Jan 5th, but Billy Ternent-as replaces Nat Star
London, Jan 13 1928
WA-6813-1Community BluesColumbia 4732, WAY-2 (7")
WA-6814-1Tonight (I Wonder Where You Are) -wzColumbia 4732
BDBR

RAY STARITA AND HIS AMBASSADORS' BAND
Ray Starita-cl-ts-dir, Andy Richardson and/or Freddy Pitt-t, ? Bill Hall-tb, Chester Smith-as, Reg Pursglove-vn, Donald Thorne-p, Jack Hill-bj-g, Arthur Calkin-bb-sb, Rudy Starita-d-vib-x, Eddie Collis-v
London. March 7, 1928
WA-7102-1So Tired Columbia 4788
WA-7103-1Sweet Suzanne -wz Columbia 4787
BDBR
vocals credited on label as ED COLLINS


RHYTHMIC EIGHT
possibly same band/musicians as Dec 6th 1927, Eddie Collis-v
London. March 8, 1928
Yy-131031-2Love Baby Zonophone 5116
Yy-131032-2Together, We Too Zonophone 5115
Yy-13133-2Once In A Blue Moon Zonophone 5116
MT, BDBR
Brian Rust suggests that Eddie Collis may also play drums on these recordings, and Bert Firman may play violin.

RAY STARITA AND HIS AMBASSADORS' BAND

as March 7 but Sylvester Ahola-t replaces Pitt. Eddie Collis-v
London. April 5, 1928
WA-7216-2Love Lies Columbia 4853
WA-7217-1Blue River Columbia 4853
WA-7218-2Together -wzColumbia 4872
source
notes

RONNIE MUNRO AND HIS DANCE ORCHESTRA
Rust/Forbes lists a collective personnel for recordings, Eddie Collis-v
London, April 1928
E-1862-2Nebraska Parlophone R-102
E-1863-1-2I Scream-You Scream-We All Scream For Ice Cream Par E-6012
E-1864-2Westward Bound Par R-102
E-1865-2C.O.N.S.T.A.N.T.I.N.O.P.L.E. Par e-6012, Ariel 4268
BDBR
Parlophone R-102 as ROOF GARDEN ORCHESTRA

SYD ROY'S LYRICALS
Rust/Forbes lists the musicians as the Lyricals June 21, 1927. Eddie Collis-d-v
London. May 15, 1928
4840-1The Man I Love Imperial 1905
4843-1Rain Imperial 1904
BDBR
take 4840-2 was issued on some pressings of Imperial 1905 featuring vocals by Cavan O'Connor, and take 4840-3 was instrumental only. The reverse Singapore Sorrows has Cavan O'Connor vocal (4841-1) or an instrumental (4841-2-3), or Eddie's vocal from the next session.
take 4843-2 was issued on some pressings of Imperial 1904 featuring vocals by Cavan O'Connor, and takes 4843-3-4 were instrumental only. The reverse Polly has Cavan O'Connor vocal (4842-1-3) or an instrumental (4842-2).

as above, Eddie Collis-v
London. June 1, 1928
4841-4-5Singapore Sorrows Imperial 1905
4860-2Sunny Skies Imperial 1907
4861-1-2Stay Out Of The South Imperial 1906
4862-1-2I Can't Give You Anything But Love Imperial 1906
4863-2How Long Has This Been Going On? Imperial 1907
BDBR
4860-1 was also issued, instrumental.
4863-1 was also issued, instrumental.
On Imperial labels, 'Vocal Chorus: E.Kolis'

>Click this link to HEAR Eddie Collis singing How Long Has This Been Going On?

RAY STARITA AND HIS AMBASSADORS' BAND
Ray Starita-cl-ts-dir, Andy Richardson and/or Sylvester Ahola-t, ? Bill Hall-tb, Chester Smith-as, Reg Pursglove-vn, Donald Thorne-p, Jack Hill-bj-g, Arthur Calkin-bb-sb, Rudy Starita-d-vib-x, Eddie Collis-v
London. June 30, 1928
WA-7576-2Just A Little Fond Affection -wz Columbia 4960
WA-7577-1Mistakes -wz Columbia 4960
BDBR

as above, Eddie Collis-d-v
London. July 6, 1928
4908-1Love Lies not issued
4909-1My Pet not issued
4910-1I'll Be Lonely not issued
4911-1A Room With A View not issued
BDBR
4908-2, 4909-2, 4910-2, 4911-2 were issued, instrumental.

ALFREDO'S BAND
Alfred Gill-vn, dir., Alfie Noakes-t, Richard McDonald-tb, Claude Cavalotti-as, Les Allen-ts, Frank Walsh-p, Cyril Gaida-bj, Ken Garrison-bb, Charles E. Harris-d, Eddie Collis-v
London, June 27, 1929
88948-1Huggable, Kissable You -wz Edison Bell Radio 1222
88950-1Lady Divine -wz Edison Bell Radio 1225
BDBR, MT
Mike Thomas reports 88948-1 features also a vocal trio including Hal Swain, Les Allen + ?
Mike also suggests that Eddie Collis is one of the trio on two other recordings from this session Carolina Moon and I'm Thirsty For Kisses, Hungry For Love.

London, June 28, 1929
88952-1Mean To Me Edison Bell Radio 1225
88953-1Glorianna Edison Bell Radio 1282
88954-1Wedding Of The Painted Doll Edison Bell Radio 1223
BDBR
notes

RAY STARITA AND HIS AMBASSADORS' BAND
Ray Starita-cl-ts-dir, Andy Richardson and Freddy Pitt or Arthur Niblo-t, ? Bill Hall-tb, Chester Smith + another-cl-as, Ted Edbrooke-vn, Donald Thorne-p, George Oliver-bj-g, Arthur Calkin-bb-sb, Rudy Starita-d-vib-x, Eddie Collis-v
London. July 3, 1929
WA-9244-1It's A Habit Of Mine Columbia 5501
WA-9245-1Blue Days Are Over Columbia 5502
BDBR
Rust/Forbes report that Blue Days Are Over was arranged by Phil Cardew

PICCADILLY PLAYERS
Al Starita-cl-as-dir., Freddy Pitt-t, Ben Oakley-tb, George Smith-cl-as-ts, another-cl-as, Eddie Lee-vn, Sid Bright-p, Archie Hughes-bj-g, Alf Field-bb, Bill Harty-d, Rudy Starita-x (if used), Eddie Collis-v
London, Aug 23 1929
WA-9358-2He's A Good Man To Have Around Columbia 5523
WA-9388-2Kansas City KittyColumbia 5539
WA-9389-2You Wouldn't Fool Me Wouldn't You?Columbia 5551
WA-9390-1I Want To Be Bad Columbia 5551
BDBR
Mike Thomas reports that Frank Coughlan-tb may be featured

ALFREDO'S BAND
London ~Sept 30, 1929
Mike Thomas suspects that a recording of Makin' Whoopee on EBW 4979 may feature Eddie Collis but the disc has not been heard as yet. Mike suspects the recording was dubbed to an 8" disc (mx 89935) and released as RADIO MELODY BOYS

JACK LEON'S SYMPHONIC DANCE BAND
band with Eddie Collis-v
London. Sept-Oct 1929
3063-2I Want To Be Bad Piccadilly 374, Octacross 317
3064-1Singin' In The Rain Piccadilly 373, Metropole 1178
3065-1If You Were Mine Pic 387, Met 1174, Oct 313
3066-2Smiling Irish Eyes Pic 387, Met 1174, Oct 313
3067-2If I Had My Way Picc 388
3068-1Pagan Love Song Picc 373, Met 1178, Oct 312
3069-2You Wanted Someone To Play With -wz Picc 386
BDBR

PICCADILLY PLAYERS
as Aug 23 but Ernest Ritte-cl-ts replaces George Smith.Eddie Collis-v
London, Oct 7 1929
WAX-5172-4Follow Through - selection part 1Columbia 9799
Eddie Collis and a duo sings a chorus of Button Up Your Overcoat
WAX-5173-4Follow Through - selection part 2Columbia 9799
Eddie Collis and a duo sings a chorus of You Wouldn't Fool Me Would You
BDBR

ALFREDO'S BAND as June 27, 1929
London, ~Oct-Nov 1929
12567-2Painting The Clouds With Sunshine Edison Bell Winner 4973
12568-3Tip-Toe Through The Tulips Edison Bell Winner 4973
BDBR, MT
Mike Thomas listed these amendments in Talking Machine Review 95

RAY STARITA AND HIS AMBASSADORS' BAND
Ray Starita-cl-ts-dir, Andy Richardson and Freddy Pitt or Arthur Niblo-t, ? Bill Hall-tb, Chester Smith-cl-as-bar, Nat Star-as, Ted Edbrooke-vn, Donald Thorne-p, George Oliver-bj-g, Arthur Calkin-bb-sb, Rudy Starita-d-vib-x, Eddie Collis-v
London. Dec 11, 1929
WAX-5289-1The House That Jack Built -selection Columbia 9915
Ed Collis sings a chorus of The Thought Never Entered My Head
WAX-5290-2The House That Jack Built -selection Columbia 9915
Ed Collis sings a chorus of She's Such A Comfort To Me
BDBR
Rust/Forbes report that the band was augmented with additional string players for this session

SID ROY AND HIS FAMOUS LYRICALS
Syd Roy-p-a, Ernest Broadhurst-Stan Gosling-t, Basil Green-tb, Harry Roy-cl-as-ts, Johnny Swinfen-as, Don Barrigo-ts, N.Tronny-vn-a, Tommy Venn-bj, Eddie Collis-d-v
London. ~Dec 13, 1929
Z-1271-2You Want Lovin'(I Want Love) Broadcast 497
Z-1272-2Baby, Oh! Where can You Be? Broadcast 497
BDBR
the spelling on labels is SID.

ALFREDO'S BAND as June 27, 1929
London. late Dec 1929
89599-2To Be In Love (Espesh'lly With You) Edison Bell Radio 1290
89600-3Underneath The Russian Moon -wz Edison Bell Radio 1290
BDBR, MT
Mike Thomas listed these amendments in Talking Machine Review 95

London. Jan 1930
89613-2Turn On The Heat Edison Bell Radio 1299
89614-3If I Had A Talking Picture Of You Edison Bell Radio 1299
BDBR, MT

SID ROY'S LYRICALS
Syd Roy-p-a, Ernest Broadhurst-Stan Gosling-t, basil Green-tb, Harry Roy-cl-as-ts, Johnny Swinfen-as, Don Barrigo-ts, N.Tronny-vn-a, Tommy Venn-bj, Eddie Collis-d-v
Berlin, Germany. Jan 1930
10015Orange Blosson Time Ultraphon A-339
10016Button Up Your Overcoat Ultraphon A-340
10017Loveable And Sweet Ultraphon A-339
10019If I Had A Talking Picture Of You Ultraphon A-340
mx-??My Dream Memory Ultraphon A-341
mx-??Lover, Come Back To Me Ultraphon A-341
BDBR, MT
Mike Thomas reports that Eddie Collis sings solo and as one of a trio on Orange Blossom Time

BILLY BARTON MIT SEINEM HAVANA BAND
Billy Barton-cl-as dir: Tim Cave-t/Ben Pickering-tb/Franz Feith or Teddy Kline-cl-ss-as/Harry Pohl-sl-ts/Theo Mackeben-p/Mike Danzi-bj-g/Charles Schaefer-bb/Eddie Kollis-d-v
Berlin, March 20, 1930
10794Excuse Me Lady Ultraphon A-410
10795Piccolo Pete Ultraphon A-411
10797I May Be Wrong Ultraphon A-412
10798Sunny Side Up Ultraphon A-412
HGD, MT
Mike Thomas reports that the missing matrices 10796 (Louise) and 10799 (Why Was I Born) are shown in the Hot German Discography as instrumental

SAM BASKINI'S JAZZ SYMPHONIKER
musicians not identified, Eddie Collis-v
Berlin, March-April 1930
5718Sunny Side Up Kalliope K-1617, Eltag 2413
5721You're Always In My Arms -wz Kalliope K-1595
HGD, MT
Eltag as Fred Jones mit seinen Jazz-Symphonikern.
5721 has not been confirmed aurally

ORCHESTRE GLUSKIN musicians present not confirmed, Eddie Collis-v
Paris, ~ September 1930
C-507'Leven Thirty Saturday Night Disque publicitaire (un-numbered)
MT
Mike Thomas reports: I have a transfer on an LP and can confirm Collis's presence here. The LP sleeve says "This was a cardboard record given as a souvenir to the patrons of the exclusive Embassy Club on the Champs Elysees where the band was appearing. The instructions on the record sleeve state that a used needle be employed and that 20 playings would be possible."

LUD GLUSKIN AND HIS ORCHESTRA
musicians not identified, Eddie Collis and Jim Kelly -v
Berlin, December
H-83261Three Little Words *** Homocord H-3949
H-83264I Owe You * Homocord H-3950
H-83265A Slave To Love ** Homocord H-3951
HGD, MT
notes: * vocal Eddie Collis, ** vocal Eddie Collis OR Jim Kelly, *** Eddie Collis, Jim Kelly and another (trio)
Mike Thomas also reports: Other titles from this session have Jim Kelly singing or no vocal at all. I have not heard these titles so cannot confirm the information.

THE MASQUERADERS
Carroll Gibbons-p, Howard Jacobs-as-dir., Bill Shakespeare-t, Don Macaffer-tb, Lauire Payne-cl-as-bar, George Smith-ts, Hugo Rignold-Reg Leopold-vn, Harry Jacobson-2nd p, Bert Thomas-g, Jack Evetts-sb, Rudy Starita-d-vib-x, Eddie Collis-v
London. Dec 22, 1931
CA-12312-2Carry On Columbia CB-401
CA-12313-2On Mo'nah Columbia CB-401
source
THE MASQUERADERS are in fact the SAVOY HOTEL ORPHEANS

EDDIE COLLIS
>band/musicians not identified but t/cl-as/vn/p/g/sb/d are heard
London. ~Jan 1932
mx-??Dancing In The Dark Panachord 25156
mx-??Im Sorry Dear Panachord 25156
mx-??All Of Me Panachord 25173
mx-??You Try Somebody Else Panachord 25173
mx-??Stealing For You Panachord 25177
mx-??Goodnight Little Girl, Goodnight Panachord 25177
CC, Panachord catalogue
Mr Conway Collis supplied copies of a Panachord catalogue. I estimate recording dates as January 1932. Discs examined have shown the matrix numbers. Mike Thomas reports that 25173 has instrumentation t/cl-as/vn/p/g/sb/d

PICCADILLY DANCE BAND
musicians not identified, Eddie Collis-v
London, Feb 1932
4681-1-2Whistling Waltz Piccadilly 927, May Fair G-2142, Octacross 120
4688-1An Ev'ning In Caroline Piccadilly 925, May Fair G-2141
4689-1By The Sycamore Tree Piccadilly 925, May Fair G-2142
4690-2In The Jailhouse Now May Fair G-2141
4691-1Carmelita Piccadilly 927, Octacross 106, Octacross 653
?When The Rest Of The Crowd Goes Home -wz Piccadilly 926
BDBR, MT
on 4690-2 Eddie is supported by a vocal chorus
This session, the last made by Piccadilly, may be a band led by Jack Leon.
May Fair issues as FIFTH AVENUE DANCE BAND

HARRY BIDGOOD AND HIS BAND
(Rust/Forbes offer a collective personnel for this session)Eddie Collis-v
London. ~ February 8, 1932
J-91-3Mona Lisa Broadcast 828
J-92-1You Try Somebody Else Broadcast 828
J-93-2The Whistling Waltz Broadcast 834
J-94-2When The Rest Of The Crowd Goes Home -wz Broadcast 834
BDBR
Broadcast 828 as Lew Sylva and his Band. Broadcast 834 as Bidgood's Good Boys

RAY NOBLE AND HIS NEW MAYFAIR ORCHESTRA
Max Goldberg-Bill Shakespeare-t, Tony Thorpe-tb, Laurie Payne-Bob Wise-cl-as-bar, Harry Berly--ts-vl, Leon Goossens-o, Eric Siday-+ another -vn, Harry Jacobson-p, Bert Thomas-bj, Jack Evetts-sb, Bill Harty-d-vib, Eddie Collis-v
London. Feb 9, 1932
OB-2177-1-2-3You Came Into My Heart Rejected
OB-2178-1-2I Whistle Under Your Window Rejected
OB-2179-2Goodnight, Little Girl, Goodnight HMV B-6146, Vic 24173
TB, BDBR

EDDIE COLLIS
vocal, accompanied by studio band
London, ~ Jan 8, 1932
CAR-974-Prisoner Of Love Regal MR-506
CAR-975-One More KissRegal MR-506
DHP

SYDNEY KYTE AND HIS PICCADILLY HOTEL BAND
Sydney Kyte-vn, dir., Alfie Noakes + another - t, ?-tb, Lionel Clapper, Ivor Robinson-cl-as, Sid Lenton-ts, Norman Phillips-bsx-vn, Norman Cole-vn, Billy Thorburn, Jack Joy-p, ?-bj-g, ?-bb, Eric Handley-d, Eddie Collis-v
London. Feb 11, 1932
CAR-1054-1Whistling Waltz Regal MR-539
CAR-1055-1Sweetheart (in My Dreams Tonight)Regal MR-539
BDBR

Additions and amendments eagerly sought!


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