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RED INGLE

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 One of the most amazing events in the history of the record business happened this week. You've probably heard it - Tim-Tayshun, sometimes called Temptation - by Red Ingle and his Natural Seven. Released nationally on May 19, it was a major hit within 48 hours, and it's still growing. It's one of those laugh riot musical hits that caught the fancy of the American sense of humor overnight. If you haven't heard it, where have you been this week?

- Capitol Records Information Bureau

May 27, 1947

 

To the American record industry, 1947 was the year of the sleeper hit. Weary of the big bands that dominated popular music for the past decade, postwar record buyers latched onto discs that delivered something unusual. Open The Door, Richard  brought Dusty Fletcher's Harlem humor to mainstream America. The Harmonicats, a Chicago harmonica trio led by Jerry Murad, topped the 'Billboard' charts for eight weeks with Peg O' My Heart' a thirty-four-year-old Ziegfield Follies tune. Ted Weems's 1933 record of Heartaches, featuring Elmo Tanner's whistling (and curiously, Red Ingle on tenor sax), caught fire after a North Carolina disc jockey plugged it incessantly; that disc led the pop charts for thirteen weeks. Former Spade Cooley vocalist Tex Williams grabbed the public fancy with his droll proto-rap Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette).

But no one - not Capitol Records and certainly not Red Ingle - was prepared for the success of Tim-Tayshun, an unrelenting hillbilly send-up of the torrid standard Temptation. Public demand was so great that the label apologized to retailers:

Here's what happened:

1. About May 14, most radio stations had advance copies.

2. Air play suddenly brought thousands of requests.

3. By May 19, national release date on the record, demand for the ditty was already overwhelming.

4. Within 48 hours of national release, the song was a national sensation.

5. We at Capitol - frankly - couldn't press records fast enough, because buyers weren't satisfied with only one copy.

6. We're doing everything possible to get them out when they're wanted.

7. (and a Natural Seven at that) Today, just a week and a day after release, this sensational record is riding tops for playing over all other records.

The California-based label also teased the public about the anonymous lead singer, credited only as Cinderella G. Stump. "To boost interest in the disk, label is wise in creating comment on Who Is Cinderella Stump and will release her true identity in a few weeks,"  'Billboard' tersely noted in a June 14, 1947 review. "However, to many music lovers it will be no surprise to learn that beneath the veil of corned-up diction and off-key slurring, it's really Jo Stafford."

The record's unexpected success caught Ingle off guard. When it broke nationwide, he was touring California with a Civic Light Opera production of 'Rosalinda', an English translation of Johann Strauss's 'Die Fledermaus'. Bookers began asking for the Natural Seven, but the band was strictly a studio creation. So after more than two decades as a sideman with Jean Goldkette, Ted Weems and Spike Jones, the forty-year-old Ingle reluctantly assumed the thankless role of bandleader.

Ernest Jansen Ingle was born November 7, 1906 in Toledo, Ohio, the seventh and youngest child of Ernest Lincoln Ingle and Nella Mae (Jansen) Ingle. Two of the Ingle children died in infancy; three girls and two boys survived. Like his older sister Nita, young Ernest inherited his mother's bright red hair. As with everything else in his life, Ingle's lifelong nickname came naturally.

Although his family operated a farm near Napoleon, Ohio, Ingle was raised in Toledo, where his father managed the Tiedke Department Store. The Ingle children were surrounded by the arts. Nella Mae Ingle was a skilled painter and organist, and she encouraged her children to pursue similar interests. Red showed an early aptitude for both art and music. According to a 1940 NBC press release, he was already making people laugh at his songs by age four. When he began taking violin lessons, his education was bolstered by encouragement and bowing tips by acclaimed Viennese virtuoso Fritz Kreisler, who often stayed with the Tiedke family while on his American tours. Ingle also was fascinated by the square dance fiddlers he heard during his weekend visits to the family farm. He quickly learned many of the tunes and tricks used by the area's best fiddlers.

While playing violin in his high school orchestra, Ingle began seeking new musical challenges. After acquiring a C-melody saxophone from a cousin, Ingle began dabbling in reeds, according to Don Ingle, Red's son and a respected jazz trumpet player. "He later traded it for an alto sax and began to play with local orchestras like Al Amato's Green Mill Orchestra in Toledo,"  he said. "Red's solid musical foundation allowed him to excel on sax and clarinet."

Ingle also took on another lifelong interest while in high school: aviation. In 1924 he landed a summer job clearing land and draining swamps during Florida's land boom. While working near an airfield, he persuaded a local cropduster to give him flying lessons.

At age fifteen, Ingle won a scholarship to the Toledo American College of Music. He continued playing with local dance bands during the school year and summers at Michigan lake resorts. His 1925 ensemble featured jazz piano great Joe Sullivan, future bandleader Gray Gordon on sax and George Wettling on drums.

After marrying Edwina Alice Smith in June 1926, he decided to abandon his studies to pursue a full-time career in music. That fall he headed south to lead the Kentucky Kernals, a Paul Whiteman-affiliated territory band that featured young Claude Thornhill on piano. By year's end he was in Detroit, where he signed with Jean Goldkette's stable of bands.

A skilled entrepreneur with an eye for talent, Goldkette sought well-schooled jazz players for his Detroit-based Greystone Ballroom orchestra; by the time Ingle came aboard, Goldkette fronted a nationwide network of more than twenty bands. Initially working with some of Goldkette's smaller groups, Ingle joined the Greystone Orchestra in late February 1927. His bandmates included cornet legend Bix Beiderbecke and sax player Frankie Trumbauer, who shared Ingle's passion for flying.

At that time the Goldkette Greystone Orchestra was one of the era's tightest, hardest-swinging bands; its only comparable rival was Fletcher Henderson's orchestra in New York. Bill Challis's imaginative arrangements and Steve Brown's slapped bass propelled the band into exciting musical territories.

Ingle remained at the Greystone for a month, toured with smaller Goldkette bands through the spring, then rejoined the Greystone unit on May 29 for a four-week engagement at Cincinnati's Castle Farms. It was his last tour with the classic Goldkette ensemble. Mired in debts and a top-heavy payroll, the Greystone unit disbanded that September. Paul Whiteman quickly recruited Challis and many of Goldkette's key Greystone musicians, invigorating his popular but rhythmically stodgy orchestra.

Goldkette's new showcase band was now his Kansas City-based Playmor Ballroom unit, which included Hoagy Carmichael and Andy Secrest. Ingle worked with the Playmor band through part of 1928, returning to Detroit to work in smaller bands led by Owen Bartlett, Hank Biagini and Russ Morgan.

By 1929 Ingle was ready to move on. Although offered a job with an American dance band in Berlin, he opted to move to Chicago, where he fronted a band at the north-side Merry Gardens. "They were playing a lot of marathon dance contests then, and one of the dancers would use his break to sing a tune with the band,"  Don Ingle said. "That was Frankie Laine."  Ingle later worked with Maurice Sherman at the Lincoln Gardens and Sherman Hotel before joining Ted Weems' orchestra in August 1931. ..

Red Ingle Tim-Tayshun (Temptation)
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Red Ingle: Tim-Tayshun (Temptation)
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1-CD with 36-page booklet, 28 tracks. Playing time approx. 79 mns. The lead cut is Red Ingle 's outrageous hillbilly parody of 'Temptation (Tim-Tayshun)' from 1947, featuring a twangy Jo Stafford as 'Cinderella G. Stump.' It was smart and funny - and great music....

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