“Dusk”; Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra; Duke Ellington; O. Hardwicke; B. Webster; J. Hodges; B. Bigard; H. Carney; C. Williams; R. Stewart; W. Jones; L. Brown; J. Nanton; J. Tizol; F. Guy; J. Blanton; S. Greer; Victor (20-1534-A); Publication date: May 28, 1940


“Six Lessons From Madame La Zonga”; Dick Stabile and his Orchestra; Shirley Gay; Newman; Monaco; Vocalion (5593); Publication date: May 28, 1940


“A Portrait of Bert Williams”; Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra; O. Hardwick; H. Carney; J. Hodges; A. Bigard; B. Webster; R. Stewart; C. Williams; W. Jones; J. Nanton; J. Tizol; L. Brown; Duke Ellington; J. Blanton; F. Guy; S. Greer; RCA Victor (26644-A); Publication date: May 28, 1940


The New York Times, May 28, 1940

TWO LEPKE AIDES FACE COURT TODAY

Strauss and Capone Accused With Racketeer and 3 Others of First-Degree Murder

The New York Times, May 28, 1940

[By the end of May 1940 the “Brooklyn murder syndicate” (Murder, Inc.), was dying, due in part to a few murders with “corroboration,” … and Duke Ellington and his Orchestra were creating great music…]


“Bojangles”; Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra; O. Hardwick; H. Carney; J. Hodges; A. Bigard; B. Webster; R. Stewart; C. Williams; W. Jones; J. Nanton; J. Tizol; L. Brown; Duke Ellington; J. Blanton; F. Guy; S. Greer; RCA Victor (26644-B); Publication date: May 28, 1940


“The Bug”; Bob Pope and his Hotel Charlotte Orchestra; Bluebird (B-6300-B); 1936


“Barney Google”; Irving and Jack Kaufman; Rose; Conrad; Gennett (5152-B); April 1923


“Barney Google”; Harry Blake and Robert Judson; Rose; Conrad; Perfect (12049-A); April 3, 1923


“Barney Google”; Billy Jones and Ernest Hare; Rose and Conrad; Columbia (A3876); 1923


“Barney Google”; Thomas and West; Con Conrad; Regal (9459-A); March 1923


“Barney Google”; Missouri Jazz Hounds; Arthur Hall; Con Conrad; Regal (9486-A); May 1923


“Barney Google”; Frank Williams; Rose; Conrad; Cameo (351); March 1923


“Barney Google”; The Great White Way Orchestra; Billy Rose; Con Conrad; Billy Murray; Victor (19093-A); 1923


“Barney Google”; Billy Jones; Rose; de Beek; Conrad; Bell (P-220-B); 1923


“Barney Google”; Georgie Price; Billy Rose; Con Conrad; Victor (19066-A); April 26, 1923


“Barney Google”; Haring’s Velvetone Orchestra; Rose; Conrad; Cameo (355); May 1923


The New York Times, May 25, 1939


“Barney Google”; Melody King’s Dance Orchestra; Rose; Conrad; His Master’s Voice (216407-B); 1923

RACKETS SUSPECTS HELD AS VAGRANTS

Two Men Sought for Year by Dewey for Questioning in Lepke – Gurrah Inquiry

BAIL SET AT $25,000 EACH

One Is Known as ‘Charlie the Bug’ [Convicted, in 1941, of killing Dutch Schultz, in 1935, thanks to Abe Reles…] and Other as ‘Barney Google,’ Police Say


“Barney Google”; Charlie Ventura and his Bop for the People; Charlie Ventura and Ensemble; Billy Rose; Con Conrad; RCA Victor (20-3467-A); June 1949


“Heavy Traffic on Canal Street”; New Friends of Rhythm; Alan Shulman; Sylvan Shulman; Harry Glickman; Louis Klevman; Harry Patent; Tony Colucci; Laura Newell; Buster Bailey; Paganini; Victor (26647-A); Publication date: May 24, 1940


“No Name Jive”; Gene Krupa and his Orchestra; Wagner; Columbia (35508); May 21, 1940


“Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga”; Gene Krupa and his Orchestra; Irene Davis; Newman; Monaco; Columbia (35508); May 21, 1940


“You Think of Everything”; Del Courtney and his Orchestra; Joe Martin; Rose; McCarthy; Van Heusen; Okeh (5608); Publication date: May 24, 1940


“Hong Kong Blues (Blues de Hong Kong)”; Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra; “Skeets” Herfurt; Hoagy Carmichael; Deane Kincaide; Victor (26636-B); May 23, 1940


“All This And Heaven Too”; Del Courtney and his Orchestra; Sherman Hayes; De Lange; Van Heusen; Okeh (5608); Publication date: May 24, 1940


The New York Times, May 24, 1940

TWO IN MURDER RING QUICKLY CONVICTED

Maione and Abbandando Are Found Guilty by Kings Jury, Must Go to the Chair

LEPKE INDICTED IN 2 CASES

Racketeer Accused in O’Dwyer Inquiry of Slayings by the Brooklyn ‘Syndicate’

…witness was Abe Reles… and poured into the record a four-hour account of shootings, stabbings and strangulations unparalleled in the annals of modern gangland history…

The New York Times, May 24, 1940


“King George VI’s Empire Day Address”, 05/24/1940; Columbia Broadcasting System, inc.; Publication date: May 24, 1940