Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "Trees" by Isham Jones & His Orchestra

I first came into contact with this song in a rendition by Alfalfa on “The Little Rascals.” This version hails from 1930 by the Chicago sweet band led by Isham Jones. Jones was a cold taskmaster of a bandleader which is kind of at odds with the sweet music he made with his group. At one time or another, Jones’ orchestra featured such greats as Woody Herman and Benny Goodman. The vocalist and banjo player on this track is Van Fleming.

 

 

For more listening pleasure, here is Alfalfa’s version of the song:

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