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Byron Caran - Trombone - ANY INFO??

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Byron Caran - Trombone - ANY INFO??

Postby ncaranbarat » Sun May 02 2010 08:04 AM

Hi all,
I'm new to the forum. I love Big Band and Jazz and have been searching the web for any remnants of information about my grandfather, Byron Caran, when I came across some session information here. I was wondering if any of you have any further information. He was primarily a studio mucisian for the networks (trombone), worked on the Ed Sullivan show as well as briefly having his own orchestra in New York. My grandmother was Lillian Green Caran, the stage actress and child star who also did a lot of radio work in the 50s. My grandfather died in 1987 and my grandmother passed away in 2002. Other than some stories and old pictures from family get togethers, I didn't really know the extent of his career but am eager to find out. My dad (Bryron's eldest son, Arthur) passed away in 2004.
Thanks all,
Nicole Caran Barat
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Re: Byron Caran - Trombone - ANY INFO??

Postby jazzjester » Mon May 03 2010 06:39 PM

He is on he following two sessions that I know of

Larry Clinton
Walter Smith, Willis Kelly, Bob Cusumano (tp) Ford Leary, Byron Caran (tb) Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, Don Watt (cl,as) George Dessinger, Tony Zimmers (cl,ts) Sam Mineo (p) Jack Chesleigh (g) Al Whistler (b) Ray Michaels (d) Beatrice "Bea" Wain (vcl)
New York, January 21, 1938
018359-1 How'dja like to love me ? (bw vcl) Vic 25775, Joyce 6003
018360-1 I fall in love with you every day (bw vcl) - -
018361-1 When the heather is in bloom (bw vcl) 25773, 6010, Jazz Document 6010
018362-1 At the perfume counter (bw vcl) - - -


Ralph Flanagan and his Orchestra:
Billy Butterfield, Andy Ferretti, Jimmy Maxwell (tp) Will Bradley, Byron Caran, John D'Agostino, Billy Pritchard (tb) Toots Mondello, Harry Terrill (as) Bernie Kaufman, Al Klink (ts) Hank Ross (bar) Billy Rowland (p) Bob Haggart (b) Terry Snyder (d) Harry Prime (vcl) Ralph Flanagan (cond,arr)
New York, July 24, 1950
EOVB 4304-2 Singing winds (theme) Victor 20/47-3911, EPA436, Camden CAL387, Ajax
C-752, Vic (Jap)S40, EP1013, LS503
EOVB 5123 Mona Lisa (hp vcl) Victor 20-3882, 20/47-3888, Ajax C-752
EOVB 5124 La vie en rose Victor 20-3882, 20/47-3889, (Jap)EP1013
LS503, Camden CAL 387, (E)CDN126
Note: This session was played by a studio band rather than the regular unit.
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Re: Byron Caran - Trombone - ANY INFO??

Postby ncaranbarat » Sat May 15 2010 04:21 AM

Thanks!
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