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Glen Law Band - CD 18 songs * Savanna

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1968 Savanna Times Journal photo recognizing Glen Law's 50 years as dance band leader

1968 Savanna Times Journal article recognizing Glen Law's 50 years as a dance band leader

CD of the Glen Law Orchestra with the 18 tracks listed below cost $7.00 plus $2.00 shipping and handling.  Please order by e-mailing slaw@grics.net or stevensorchestra@lycos.com.
 
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send check or money order to:
Steve Stevens Orchestra Project
1701 Michigan Avenue
Savanna, Illinois 61074
 
 

October 2005: Glen Law Band – sidemen during this recorded session – converted to CD September 2, 2005 - Glen Law, alto saxophone & vocals; deceased, organized first band in 1918; retired 1978 after 60 years of leading a local band; played first house dance on Oakton Road with Wayne King

 

Elizabeth Sour, accordion & vocals; age 73 living near east of Argo Fay, from local musical family; played piano for Glen Law at age 10 at the Savanna Moose

John Sour – regularly helped move, set-up and tear down the equipment

 

John Smolek Drum & vocals; now age 88 living on Michigan Avenue in Savanna

 

Lawrence Hiher, Trumpet & vocals – age 80 living in Savanna – retired and gave trumpet to a Rodda boy

 

Ethel Fili, piano; current status unknown

 

Track 1 - Jealous Heart sung by Glen Law

Track 2 - Red Roses For A Blue Lady sung by Johnny Smolek

Track 3 - Five Foot Two sung by Elizabeth Sour

 

Track 4 – “The Easy Way” sung by Glen Law

Track 5 – “When My Dream Boat Comes Home” sung by Lawrence Hiher

Track 6 – “Anytime” sung by Johnny Smolek

 

Track 7 – “It’s a Sin to Tell Lie” sung by Johnny Smolek

Track 8 – “Alice Blue Gown” with Elizabeth Sour on accordion & Lawrence Hiher on trumpet

 

Track 9 – “Melody of Love” sung Johnny Smolek

Tack 10 – “Tiny Bubbles” sung by Glen Law with John Smolek singing bass back-up and harmonizing, Lawrence Hiher playing muted trumpet solo

Track 11 – “Everywhere You Go” sung Elizabeth Sour

Track 12 – “Baby Face” sung Elizabeth Sour

 

Track 13 – “Wall Paper Roses” sung by Glen Law

Track 14 –“Blue and Broken Hearted” sung Johnny Smolek.

Track 15 – “Doodle Doo, Doodle Doo” sung by Johnny Smolek and Glen Law together

 

Track 16 – “Alley Cat” sung by Glen Law, accordion Elizabeth Sour, Trumpet L. Hiher.

Track 17 – “Peg O’ My Heart” sung Johnny Smolek

 

Track 18 – “Some of These Days” sung by Elizabeth Sour (original ending was clipped: added one second spacing and repeated about 2/3 of song: It’s still a dilly of a rendition by Liz and the band in the Sophie Tucker style.

 
January 2006: Sidemen of Glen Law Orchestra as remembered by Eleanor Dyson Moore Torke: Edward Mielke, Frances Mielke, Merle Clark, Helen Law (wife of Judd), piano & organ; Clifford Sorn of Dubuque, drums.
 
March 2006: Sidemen of the Glen Law Orchestra as remembered by Merle, Vernon, Don Law and wives: Clifford Hastings, drums; Everett Eveland, trumpet & drums; Mildred Polhill, accordion; Eugene Paulson (believed to be relative of Arnie & Ken Paulson).