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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The Savoy Orpheans Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

3458 The Savoy Orpheans - Burning Kisses / What'll I Do album art The Savoy Orpheans Burning Kisses / What'll I Do(Shellac, 10", 80 ) 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
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 ) 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 ) 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 ) 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 ) Columbia 3421 UK 1924 Sell This Version
3374 The Savoy Orpheans - I Love You / When It's Night Time In Italy album art The Savoy Orpheans I Love You / When It's Night Time In Italy(Shellac, 10", 80 ) 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
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 2052 Savoy Orpheans* Seminola / Florida(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice B 2052 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 - 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
B 5157 The Savoy Orpheans - Christmas Day With The Savoy Orpheans album art Savoy Orpheans* Christmas Day With The Savoy Orpheans(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice B 5157 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
C 1251 The Savoy Orpheans - London And Daventry Calling album art Savoy Orpheans* London And Daventry Calling(Shellac, 12") His Master's Voice C 1251 UK 1926 Sell This Version
B 5027 The Savoy Orpheans - Masculine Woman & Feminine Men / Picador album art Savoy Havana Band / Savoy Orpheans* Savoy Havana Band / Savoy Orpheans* - Masculine Woman & Feminine Men / Picador(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice B 5027 UK 1926 Sell This Version
B 5149 The Savoy Orpheans - Let's All Go To Mary's House / When It's Twilight On Missouri album art Savoy Orpheans* Let's All Go To Mary's House / When It's Twilight On Missouri(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice B 5149 UK 1926 Sell This Version
E.G. 342 Savoy Orpheans* / The Sylvians Savoy Orpheans* / The Sylvians - Sunshine Of Your Smile / Komm An Mein Herz(Shellac, 10") Electrola E.G. 342 Germany 1926 Sell This Version
B 5011 Savoy Orpheans* Pig Tail Alley / What Did I Tell Ya?(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice B 5011 UK 1926 Sell This Version
B 5062 The Savoy Orpheans - Dreaming Of A Castle In The Air / Tamiami Trail album art Savoy Orpheans* Dreaming Of A Castle In The Air / Tamiami Trail(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice B 5062 UK 1926 Sell This Version

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