Ray Starita And His Ambassadors

Profile:
The Ambassadors band had saxophonist & clarinet-player Ray Starita as leader, along with his brother Rudy on drums, vibes and xylophone.

When the band performed at The Ambassador Club, Conduit Street, London, the brass section was not usually present. Appearances at The Ambassador were between April 1928 & April 1930 and April 1931 & circa July 1932. From September 1932 to 1933 the "Ambassador" was dropped and the band were simply known as "Rudy Starita and his Band".

On some recordings the band has been variously credited as:
"Andre Astan And His Band" [Sterno #986 & '4in1' #7]
"The Rhythm Aces" [Sterno #1007 or Redwing #1002]
"Nat Starr And His Orchestra" [Sterno #1010]
"The Twelve Rhythm Monarchs" [Sterno #1023 & '4in1' #6, #7 & #8]
"Billy Seymour And The Boys" [Sterno #1036]
"Chick Hall And His Collegians" [Redwing #1003 & #1004]

(There were three American-Italian Starita brothers; the eldest Rudy Starita, born in Naples, then in America [Renato] Ray Starita and Al Starita. Ray returned to America in 1932 and became an amusement park owner.)
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Ray Starita And His Ambassadors Discography Tracks

Albums

Mello 012 Ray Starita And His Ambassadors Ray Sitaria And His Ambassadors Band Vol 1 1928-29(CD, Album) Mellotone Records Mello 012 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

4909 Ray Starita And His Ambassadors - Ramona / There Must Be A Silver Lining album art Ray Starita And His Ambassadors Band* Ramona / There Must Be A Silver Lining(Shellac, 10") Columbia 4909 France 1928 Sell This Version
4798 Ray Starita And His Ambassadors - Chirp Chirp / Fancy Our Meeting album art Fred Rich And His Hotel Astor Orchestra / Ray Starita And His Ambassadors Fred Rich And His Hotel Astor Orchestra / Ray Starita And His Ambassadors - Chirp Chirp / Fancy Our Meeting(Shellac, 10") Columbia 4798 UK 1928 Sell This Version
5008 Ray Starita And His Ambassadors - Rhapsody In Rhythm / That's What I Call Keen album art Ray Starita And His Ambassadors Rhapsody In Rhythm / That's What I Call Keen(Shellac, 10") Columbia 5008 UK 1928 Sell This Version
5227 Ray Starita And His Ambassadors - One And One Are Two / Dada ! Dada! album art Ray Starita And His Ambassadors Band* One And One Are Two / Dada ! Dada!(Shellac, 10") Columbia 5227 UK 1929 Sell This Version
5620 Ray Starita And His Ambassadors - I Don't Know How / Thou Swell album art Ray Starita And His Ambassadors Band* / The Broadway Nitelites* Ray Starita And His Ambassadors Band* / The Broadway Nitelites* - I Don't Know How / Thou Swell(Shellac, 10") Columbia 5620 UK 1929 Sell This Version
5442 Ray Starita And His Ambassadors - Broadway / The Chicken Or The Egg album art Ray Starita And His Ambassadors Band* Broadway / The Chicken Or The Egg(Shellac, 10") Columbia 5442 UK 1929 Sell This Version
15 Ray Starita And His Ambassadors - He's Dead But He Won't Lie Down album art Ray Starita And His Ambassadors / Zicano's Accordeon Band Ray Starita And His Ambassadors / Zicano's Accordeon Band - He's Dead But He Won't Lie Down(Shellac, 10") 4 in 1 15 UK Unknown Sell This Version
FR134 Ray Starita And His Ambassadors - Trois Petites Fois / J'Aime La Musique Militaire album art Ray Starita Et Ses Ambassadeurs* Trois Petites Fois / J'Aime La Musique Militaire(Shellac, 10") Sterno FR134 France Unknown Sell This Version
863 Ray Starita And His Ambassadors Dsert Lover / Kisses In The Dark(Shellac, 10") Sterno 863 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

CDEA 6223 Ray Starita And His Ambassadors - Dreams Of Yesterday album art Ray Starita & His Ambassadors' Band* Dreams Of Yesterday(CD, Comp, RM) Vocalion CDEA 6223 UK 2014 Sell This Version