All about Danny Polo

Montmartre Moan Danny Polo Trio
Danny Polo (cl); Jerry Mengo (d); Garland Wilson (p)
Paris, 30 January 1939 - Decca F-7039
You Made Me Love You Danny Polo Trio
Danny Polo (cl); Jerry Mengo (d); Garland Wilson (p)
Paris, 30 January 1939 - Decca ?
Montparnasse Jump Danny Polo & His Swing Stars
Philippe Brun (tp); Danny Polo (cl); Alix Combelle (ts); Una Mae Carlisle (p);
Oscar Aleman (g); Louis Vola (sb); Jerry Mengo (d); Written-By - Danny Polo (cl);
Paris, 30 January 1939 - Decca F-6989
Doing The Gorgonzola Danny Polo & His Swing Stars
Philippe Brun (tp); Danny Polo (cl); Alix Combelle (ts); Garland Wilson (p);
Oscar Aleman (g); Louis Vola (sb); Jerry Mengo (d);
Paris, 30 January 1939 - Decca F-?
China Boy on YouTube Danny Polo & His Swing Stars
Philippe Brun (tp); Danny Polo (cl); Alix Combelle (ts); Una Mae Carlisle (p);
Oscar Aleman (g); Louis Vola (sb); Jerry Mengo (d);
Paris, 30 January 1939 - Decca F-?
Polo-Naise Danny Polo & His Swing Stars
Philippe Brun (tp); Danny Polo (cl); Alix Combelle (ts); Garland Wilson (p);
Oscar Aleman (g); Louis Vola (sb); Jerry Mengo (d);
Paris, 30 January 1939 - Decca F-?

DANNY POLO
Clarinet and saxes. Born Toluca, Illinois, December 22, 1901 and died Chicago, July 11, 1949. Grew up in Clinton, Indiana where he started to play clarinet in a marching band. First professional job with Elmer Schoebel and Merritt Brunies in Chicago, c. 1923. Replaced Don Murray in Jean Goldkette's Band 26-27. Toured Europe with Dave Tough and recorded in 29 in Berlin. Moved to Paris and formed own band in 29 and played with Arthur Briggs, Lud Gluskin and Ray Ventura. Late 29 moved to London and played with Bert Ambrose until 35, with a short period in 32 when he played with Lud Gluskin. Returned to the US 35-38 but back to Europe and again played with Bert Ambrose and Ventura. In 39 he returned to the States and joined Joe Sullivan at Café Society in New York. After a short period he played with Jack Teagarden for 2 years and joined Claude Thornhill in 42. Led also some own groups in the mid 40's and rejoined Thornhill shortly before he died. Very good clarinet player who was quite popular in England.
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