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Juice Harp Rag on the Pepper Records label

Berl Olswanger on Pepper Records
 

John Pepper, co-owner of WDIA radio station in Memphis, founded Pepper Records in 1958. Berl Olswanger was the Music Director and composer Floyd Huddleston was the Vice President. Berl recorded a number of his own compositions on the Pepper Records label, some as demos, and his orchestra played on all the recordings. "Ooh La La, I Fooled You," written by Jean and Jane Lazenby, became a Top 40 hit, but the label of the disc jockey record did not include the name of the "Berl Olswanger Orchestra":

Evergood (Berl Olswanger), copyright © 1958 Berl Olswanger, A.S.C.A.P., copyright © renewed 1986 Anna Olswanger, A.S.C.A.P.
Norma Brock with the Keynoters and the Jack Hale Orchestra, Berl Olswanger on the piano

I'm Gonna Build Me a Mountain (Floyd Huddleston and Al Rinker)
Norma Brock with the Keynoters and the Jack Hale Orchestra, Berl Olswanger on the piano

Juice Harp Rag (Berl Olswanger), copyright © 1958 Berl Olswanger, A.S.C.A.P., copyright © renewed 1986 Anna Olswanger, A.S.C.A.P.
Salty Shaker at the Ragtime Piano with the Berl Olswanger Orchestra

Kitten on the Keys (Edward Elzear "Zez" Confrey and Sam Coslow)
Salty Shaker at the Ragtime Piano with the Berl Olswanger Orchestra

Mean Mistreatin' Blues (Berl Olswanger), copyright © 1958 Berl Olswanger, A.S.C.A.P., copyright © renewed 1986 Anna Olswanger, A.S.C.A.P.
The Townsel Sisters with the Berl Olswanger Orchestra

Ooh La La, I Fooled You (Jean and Jane Lazenby)
The Lazenby Twins with the Berl Olswanger Orchestra

Papa Don't Roll Them Bones (Berl Olswanger), copyright © 1958 Berl Olswanger, A.S.C.A.P., copyright © renewed 1986 Anna Olswanger, A.S.C.A.P.
Wayne Hefner with the Berl Olswanger Orchestra and the Peptones

Talk to Me Baby (Floyd Huddleston)
The Townsel Sisters with the Berl Olswanger Orchestra

Wondering (Jean and Jane Lazenby)
The Lazenby Twins with the Berl Olswanger Orchestra

Wrapped Up in a Dream (William "Pat" Best)
Wayne Hefner with the Berl Olswanger Orchestra and the Peptones


All sound recordings featuring Berl Olswanger and the Berl Olswanger Orchestra are copyright ℗ 2012 Anna Olswanger, A.S.C.A.P. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

The sheet music for all of Berl Olswanger's compositions is available in The Memphis Music of Berl Olswanger.

MP3 downloads of Berl Olswanger's Pepper Records Demo Recordings are available at ClassicsOnline.com.

Berl Olswanger's body of work is registered with ASCAP. For information about licensing the music of Berl Olswanger, contact Anna Olswanger.


 
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