The Savoy Orpheans

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British dance band of the 1920s resident at the Savoy Hotel, London, between 1923 and 1927.
See also Savoy Hotel Orpheans for releases post 1927.

There were effectively three 'Savoy' bands that followed on from the "Savoy Quartet" residence [1915-1921].

The Savoy Havana Band [1921-27], The Savoy Orpheans [1923-27] and the 'brassless' support, The Sylvians [1926-27]. However, in many cases, the Sylvians recorded or performed with personnel from the former to augment their sound.

In 1921 the Savoy Hotel, Strand, London, engaged the services of American saxophonist Bert Ralton to form a house dance band. Previously from Havana, Cuba, Ralton named the ensemble the "Savoy Havana Band". He departed for Australia in 1923.

Howard Jacobs, who replaced saxophonist Rudy Vallee, then directed the Orpheans between late 1931 and mid 1932, followed by Carroll Gibbons until 1955.
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3352 The Savoy Orpheans - Dreamy Melody / In A Tent album art Savoy Havana Band / Savoy Orpheans* Savoy Havana Band / Savoy Orpheans* - Dreamy Melody / In A Tent(Shellac, 10", 80 RPM) Columbia 3352 UK 1924 Sell This Version
3458 The Savoy Orpheans - Burning Kisses / What'll I Do album art The Savoy Orpheans Burning Kisses / What'll I Do(Shellac, 10", 80 RPM) Columbia 3458 UK 1924 Sell This Version
B 1915 The Savoy Orpheans - Hum A Little Tune / All Alone album art The Savoy Orpheans Hum A Little Tune / All Alone(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice B 1915 UK 1924 Sell This Version
3442 The Savoy Orpheans - Before You Go / Goo-Goo album art The Savoy Orpheans Before You Go / Goo-Goo(Shellac, 10", 80 RPM) Columbia 3442 UK 1924 Sell This Version
B 1917 The Savoy Orpheans - Driftwood / Dream Daddy album art Savoy Havana Band / Savoy Orpheans* Savoy Havana Band / Savoy Orpheans* - Driftwood / Dream Daddy(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice B 1917 UK 1924 Sell This Version
3430 The Savoy Orpheans - You're In Kentucky Sure As You're Born / Riviera Rose album art The Savoy Orpheans You're In Kentucky Sure As You're Born / Riviera Rose(Shellac, 10", 80 RPM) Columbia 3430 UK 1924 Sell This Version
3460 The Savoy Orpheans - Virginia / George Porgie album art The Savoy Orpheans Virginia / George Porgie(Shellac, 10", 80 RPM) Columbia 3460 UK 1924 Sell This Version
3431 The Savoy Orpheans - Honolulu Blues / Twelve O'Clock At Night album art The Savoy Orpheans Honolulu Blues / Twelve O'Clock At Night(Shellac, 10", 80 RPM) Columbia 3431 UK 1924 Sell This Version
3421 The Savoy Orpheans - Say It With A Ukulele / Horsey, Keep Your Tail Up album art The Savoy Orpheans Say It With A Ukulele / Horsey, Keep Your Tail Up(Shellac, 10", 80 RPM) Columbia 3421 UK 1924 Sell This Version
3374 The Savoy Orpheans - I Love You / When It's Night Time In Italy, It's Wednesday Over Here album art The Savoy Orpheans I Love You / When It's Night Time In Italy, It's Wednesday Over Here(Shellac, 10", 80 RPM) Columbia 3374 UK 1924 Sell This Version
The Savoy Orpheans - Araby / Echoes Of Ireland album art Savoy Orpheans* Araby / Echoes Of Ireland His Master's Voice UK 1925 Sell This Version
The Savoy Orpheans - Moonlight And Roses / Always album art Savoy Havana Band / Savoy Orpheans* Savoy Havana Band / Savoy Orpheans* - Moonlight And Roses / Always His Master's Voice UK 1925 Sell This Version
Savoy Orpheans* Seminola / Florida His Master's Voice UK 1925 Sell This Version
B 2031 The Savoy Orpheans - When I Think Of You / The Toy Drum Major album art Savoy Orpheans* When I Think Of You / The Toy Drum Major(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice B 2031 UK 1925 Sell This Version
B 2144 The Savoy Orpheans - I Am Thinking Of You / I'm A Little Bit Fonder Of You album art Savoy Orpheans* I Am Thinking Of You / I'm A Little Bit Fonder Of You(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice B 2144 UK 1925 Sell This Version
B 1972 The Savoy Orpheans - Stars And Stripes Medley / That's What I'll Do album art Savoy Orpheans* Stars And Stripes Medley / That's What I'll Do(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice B 1972 UK 1925 Sell This Version
B 2172 The Savoy Orpheans - Normandy / Charleston Baby album art Savoy Orpheans* Normandy / Charleston Baby(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice B 2172 UK 1925 Sell This Version
The Savoy Orpheans - Barcelona / Matador album art Savoy Orpheans* / Savoy Tango Orchestra Savoy Orpheans* / Savoy Tango Orchestra - Barcelona / Matador His Master's Voice UK 1926 Sell This Version
The Savoy Orpheans - What's The Good Of Leaving The Dear Old Home / In My Gondola album art Savoy Orpheans* What's The Good Of Leaving The Dear Old Home / In My Gondola His Master's Voice UK 1926 Sell This Version
The Savoy Orpheans - Valencia / The Student Prince album art Savoy Havana Band / The Savoy Orpheans Savoy Havana Band / The Savoy Orpheans - Valencia / The Student Prince His Master's Voice UK 1926 Sell This Version
The Savoy Orpheans - Christmas Day With The Savoy Orpheans album art Savoy Orpheans* Christmas Day With The Savoy Orpheans His Master's Voice UK 1926 Sell This Version
The Savoy Orpheans - Perfumes Of The Past / My Irish Home Sweet Home album art Savoy Orpheans* Perfumes Of The Past / My Irish Home Sweet Home His Master's Voice UK 1926 Sell This Version
B 2252 The Savoy Orpheans - Brown Eyes, Why Are You Blue? / I Want A Lovable Baby album art Savoy Orpheans* Brown Eyes, Why Are You Blue? / I Want A Lovable Baby(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice B 2252 UK 1926 Sell This Version
C 1286 The Savoy Orpheans - Tip Toes / Sunny album art Savoy Orpheans* Tip Toes / Sunny(Shellac, 12") His Master's Voice C 1286 UK 1926 Sell This Version
C 1250 Light Opera Company* / Savoy Orpheans* Light Opera Company* / Savoy Orpheans* - The Student Prince - Vocal Gems(Shellac, 12") His Master's Voice C 1250 UK 1926 Sell This Version

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