Here I'm proud to present my first transfers from a 78 rpm shellac record (a quite warped disc graded "VG"; not perfect but still nice). Chant of the Jungle is a very fast and hot instrumental that had previously been recorded by, among others, the California Ramblers and the Casa Loma Orchestra. Design for Dancing is a quite typical, mid-tempo instrumental by Clinton – an extremely repetitive but effective dance song.
Discographical data from The Jazz Discography by Tom Lord:
Larry Clinton and His Orchestra: Larry Clinton (tp,tb,cl,arr,ldr) Ivor Lloyd, Walter Smith, James Sexton (tp) Ford Leary, Joe Ortolano (tb) Hugo Winterhalter, Mike Doty (cl,as) George Dressinger, Tony Zimmers (ts) Sam Mineo (p) Jack Chesleigh (g) Walt Hardman (b) Charlie Blake (d)
New York, October 6, 1938
027257-2 Design for Dancing Victor 26076
027259-1 Chant of the Jungle Victor 26076
78 source: Victor 26076