>>> Glen Richards <[log in to unmask]> 06/29/07 1:32 PM >>>
FWIW, Russ Morgan was a trombonist, so perhaps it was a sort of gag gift
Andy Mansfield was the pianist on the Ray Miller & His Hotel Gibson
Orchestra sides recorded for Brunswick in Chicago (in October 1927)and
Cincinnnati (in February 1928). A "Happy Mansfield" was the bass player
for the band when it recorded in 1926 - perhaps a relative?
Glen Richards ([log in to unmask])
The Andy Mansfield of our collection is the pianist, also arranger, and I believe played several other instruments. He was somewhat of a musical genius, I believe. He was an only child, born in 1902 and the son of a train engineer, in Stroudsberg, Pennsylvania. None of his material mentions any relatives in the music biz, but who knows.... He played the church organ from the age of 13. His first group was the Jazz Phiends, he also worked with Paul Whiteman, and is said to have been a friend of Fred Waring. He was in radio by 1931, maybe a bit earlier.
Jeanette Berard, MLS, CA
Special Collections Librarian
Thousand Oaks Library System
(805) 449-2660 xt228
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