All about Danny Polo - Recordings as a leader and as a side-man

Hitchy Koo The Embassy Rhythm Eight
Max Goldberg (ts); Lew Davis (tb) Danny Polo (cl); Billy Amstell (as); Bert Barnes (p)
Joe Brannelly (g); Dick Ball (b); Max Bacon (d)
London, February 1, 1935
He's A Ragpicker The Embassy Rhythm Eight
Max Goldberg (ts); Lew Davis (tb) Danny Polo (cl); Billy Amstell (as); Bert Barnes (p)
Joe Brannelly (g); Dick Ball (b); Max Bacon (d)
London, February 1, 1935
Back Home In Tennessee The Embassy Rhythm Eight
Max Goldberg (ts); Lew Davis (tb) Danny Polo (cl); Billy Amstell (as); Bert Barnes (p)
Joe Brannelly (g); Dick Ball (b); Max Bacon (d)
London, February 15, 1935
Where The Black Eyed Susans Grow (take 1) The Embassy Rhythm Eight
Max Goldberg (ts); Lew Davis (tb) Danny Polo (cl); Billy Amstell (as); Bert Barnes (p)
Joe Brannelly (g); Dick Ball (b); Max Bacon (d)
London, February 15, 1935
Where The Black Eyed Susans Grow (take 2) The Embassy Rhythm Eight
Max Goldberg (ts); Lew Davis (tb) Danny Polo (cl); Billy Amstell (as); Bert Barnes (p)
Joe Brannelly (g); Dick Ball (b); Max Bacon (d)
London, February 15, 1935
Stratton Street Strut Danny Polo And His Swing Stars
Tommy McQuater (cnt); Danny Polo (cl); Eddie Macauley (p); Eddie Freeman (g);
Dick Ball (b); Dudley Barber (d)
London, October 1, 1937 - DTB 3248-1
More Than Somewhat Danny Polo And His Swing Stars
Tommy McQuater (cnt); Danny Polo (cl); Eddie Macauley (p); Eddie Freeman (g);
Dick Ball (b); Dudley Barber (d)
London, October 1, 1937 - DTB 3249
Blue, Murder Danny Polo And His Swing Stars
Sid Raymond (as) Tommy McQuater (cnt); Danny Polo (cl); Eddie Macauley (p);
Eddie Freeman (g); Dick Ball (b); Dudley Barber (d)
London, October 1, 1937 - DTB 3250
That's A-Plenty Danny Polo And His Swing Stars
Sid Raymond (as) Tommy McQuater (cnt); Danny Polo (cl); Eddie Macauley (p);
Eddie Freeman (g); Dick Ball (b); Dudley Barber (d)
London, October 1, 1937 - DTB 3251
Money For Jam Danny Polo And His Swing Stars
Danny Polo (cl); Eddie Macauley (p);
London, October 1, 1937 - DTB 3252
Mr. Polio Takes a Solo Danny Polo And His Swing Stars
Danny Polo (cl); Eddie Macauley (p);
London, October 1, 1937 - DTB 3252
Home, Sweet Home Danny Polo And His Swing Stars
Tommy McQuater (cnt); Danny Polo (cl); Eddie Macauley (p); Eddie Freeman (g);
Dick Ball (b); Dudley Barber (d)
London, October 1, 1937 - DTB 3253
Jazz Me Blues Danny Polo And His Swing Stars
Tommy McQuater (cnt); Danny Polo (cl); George Chisholm (tb); Eddie Macauley (p);
Norman Brown (g); Dick Ball (b); Dudley Barber (d)
London, January 11, 1938
Jazz Me Blues(take 2) Danny Polo And His Swing Stars
Tommy McQuater (cnt); Danny Polo (cl); George Chisholm (tb); Eddie Macauley (p);
Norman Brown (g); Dick Ball (b); Dudley Barber (d)
London, January 11, 1938
Don't Try Your Jive On Me Danny Polo And His Swing Stars
Tommy McQuater (cnt); Danny Polo (cl); George Chisholm (tb); Eddie Macauley (p);
Norman Brown (g); Dick Ball (b); Dudley Barber (d)
London, January 11, 1938
Mozeltov Danny Polo And His Swing Stars
Tommy McQuater (cnt); Danny Polo (cl); George Chisholm (tb); Eddie Macauley (p);
Norman Brown (g); Dick Ball (b); Dudley Barber (d)
London, January 11, 1938
If You Were The Only Girl In The World Danny Polo And His Swing Stars
Tommy McQuater (cnt); Danny Polo (cl); George Chisholm (tb); Eddie Macauley (p);
Norman Brown (g); Dick Ball (b); Dudley Barber (d)
London, January 11, 1938
If You Were The Only Girl In The World (take 2) Danny Polo And His Swing Stars
Tommy McQuater (cnt); Danny Polo (cl); George Chisholm (tb); Eddie Macauley (p);
Norman Brown (g); Dick Ball (b); Dudley Barber (d)
London, January 11, 1938
Morning Feeling The Hot Club Swing Stars
Maurice Moufflard , Philippe Brun , Pierre Allier (tp) Danny Polo (cl) Max Blanc (as)
Alix Combelle, Nöel Chiboust (ts) Louis Richardet(p) Roger Chaput (g) Louis Vola (b)
Pierre Fouad (dm)
Paris, December 14, 1938
Swingin' At The Sugar Bowl The Hot Club Swing Stars
Maurice Moufflard , Philippe Brun , Pierre Allier (tp) Danny Polo (cl) Max Blanc (as)
Alix Combelle, Nöel Chiboust (ts) Louis Richardet(p) Roger Chaput (g) Louis Vola (b)
Pierre Fouad (dm)
Paris, December 14, 1938
Every Tub The Hot Club Swing Stars
Maurice Moufflard , Philippe Brun , Pierre Allier (tp) Danny Polo (cl) Max Blanc (as)
Alix Combelle, Nöel Chiboust (ts) Louis Richardet(p) Roger Chaput (g) Louis Vola (b)
Pierre Fouad (dm)
Paris, December 14, 1938
You Made Me Love You Danny Polo Trio
Danny Polo (cl); Jerry Mengo (d); Garland Wilson (p)
Paris, 30 January 1939 - Decca ?
Montmartre Moan Danny Polo Trio
Danny Polo (cl); Jerry Mengo (d); Garland Wilson (p)
Paris, 30 January 1939 - Decca F-7039
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-?
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
China Boy 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-?
It's Tight Like That Coleman Hawkins with Varsity Seven
Danny Polo (cl) Benny Carter (as,tp) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Joe Sullivan (p) Ulysses Livingston (g)
Art Bernstein (b) George Wettling (d) Jeanne Burns (vcl)
New York, December 14, 1939 - US1158-1 - Varsity 8147
Easy Rider Coleman Hawkins with Varsity Seven
Danny Polo (cl) Benny Carter (as,tp) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Joe Sullivan (p) Ulysses Livingston (g)
Art Bernstein (b) George Wettling (d) Jeanne Burns (vcl)
New York, December 14, 1939 - US1159-1 Varsity 8147; Elite 5032; Savoy XP 8053, MG 15015, MG 15039
Scratch My Back Coleman Hawkins with Varsity Seven
Danny Polo (cl) Benny Carter (as,tp) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Joe Sullivan (p) Ulysses Livingston (g)
Art Bernstein (b) George Wettling (d) Jeanne Burns (vcl)
New York, December 14, 1939 - US1160-1 - Varsity 8135; Savoy XP 8053, MG 15039
Save It, Pretty Mama Coleman Hawkins with Varsity Seven
Danny Polo (cl) Benny Carter (as,tp) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Joe Sullivan (p) Ulysses Livingston (g)
Art Bernstein (b) George Wettling (d) Jeanne Burns (vcl)
New York, December 14, 1939 - US1161-1 - Varsity 8135
When Day Is Done Coleman Hawkins' All Star Octet
Danny Polo (cl) Benny Carter (tp); Jay C. Higginbotham (tb); Coleman Hawkins (ts)
Gene Rodgers (p); Lawrence Lucie (g); Johnny Williams (b); Walter Johnson (d);
New York, January 3, 1940
The Sheik Of Araby Coleman Hawkins' All Star Octet
Danny Polo (cl) Benny Carter (tp); Jay C. Higginbotham (tb); Coleman Hawkins (ts)
Gene Rodgers (p); Lawrence Lucie (g); Johnny Williams (b); Walter Johnson (d);
New York, January 3, 1940
My Blue Heaven Coleman Hawkins' All Star Octet
Danny Polo (cl) Benny Carter (tp); Jay C. Higginbotham (tb); Coleman Hawkins (ts)
Gene Rodgers (p); Lawrence Lucie (g); Johnny Williams (b); Walter Johnson (d);
New York, January 3, 1940
Bouncing With Bean Coleman Hawkins' All Star Octet
Danny Polo (cl) Benny Carter (tp); Jay C. Higginbotham (tb); Coleman Hawkins (ts)
Gene Rodgers (p); Lawrence Lucie (g); Johnny Williams (b); Walter Johnson (d);
New York, January 3, 1940
How Long, How Long Blues Coleman Hawkins with Varsity Seven
Danny Polo (cl) Benny Carter (as,tp) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Joe Sullivan (p) Ulysses Livingston (g)
Artie Shapiro (b) George Wettling (d) Joe Turner (vcl)
New York, January 15, 1940 - US1284-1 - Varsity 8173; Elite 5032; Savoy 649, XP 8057, MG 15039
Shake It And Break It Coleman Hawkins with Varsity Seven
Danny Polo (cl) Benny Carter (as,tp) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Joe Sullivan (p) Ulysses Livingston (g)
Artie Shapiro (b) George Wettling (d) Joe Turner (vcl)
New York, January 15, 1940 - US1285-1 - Varsity 8179; Commodore 114; Savoy 649, XP 8057, MG 15039
A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody Coleman Hawkins with Varsity Seven
Danny Polo (cl) Benny Carter (as,tp) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Joe Sullivan (p) Ulysses Livingston (g)
Artie Shapiro (b) George Wettling (d)
New York, January 15, 1940 - US1286-1 - Varsity 8179; Savoy XP 8053, MG 15039
Pom Pom Coleman Hawkins with Varsity Seven
Danny Polo (cl) Benny Carter (as,tp) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Joe Sullivan (p) Ulysses Livingston (g)
Artie Shapiro (b) George Wettling (d)
New York, January 15, 1940 - US1287-1 - Varsity 8173; Savoy XP 8053, MG 15015, MG 15039

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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