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Charley Straight

b. 16 January 1891, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 21 Sept 1940, Chicago, Illinois, USA. On departing Wendell Phillips SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, Right was a pianist in vaudeville before getting into the music group business. As well as Roy Bargy (on second piano) along with a saxophonist he shaped Right’s Trio aka the Imperial Three, performing unsuccessful recording assessments for Victor and Columbia Information on consecutive times in November 1919. Nevertheless, a month later on the Emerson label released the trio’s 1st information. In 1923, Right and his fresh nine-piece band had been documenting for Paramount, the songs being simultaneously released on subsidiary brands because the Frisco Syncopators, Harmograph Dance Orchestra, Manhattan Imperial Orchestra, Broadway Melody Manufacturers and Rendezvous Dance Orchestra. Long citizen in the Rainbow Landscapes in Chicago, the music group was became a member of by Bix Beiderbecke in 1924. Joseph ‘Wingy’ Manone also used Right, and in 1926, Miff Mole and Crazy Bill Davison had been on the Brunswick program which created ‘Hobo’s Prayer’/‘Small Gaff’, also released on Vocalion Information as from the Tennessee Tooters. The majority of Right’s 1926-27 edges went on Brunswick under his personal name however, many were also released on Vocalion because the Tuxedo Orchestra. He by no means worked like a innovator after his last Brunswick classes of August 1928, though he’s known to possess recorded using the Benson Orchestra of Chicago, operate by the company which dealt with his own music group. Right was a prolific songwriter, though non-e of his function appears to have endured; he was also musical movie director of the company producing piano rolls, to which he unquestionably added himself. He was created, lived, worked, rarely left, and lastly passed away, in Chicago, in Sept 1940.

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