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Published on Nov 4, 2009
Tal Henry & His North Carolinians - Found My Gal, Victor 1928
NOTE: Tal HENRY (1898 1967) was an American musician, director of his North Carolinians Orchestra. In early 1919, he began playing with the Frank Hood band and made his home in Greensboro, North Carolina. In 1924 Tal Henry took over the band and formed the Tal Henry and His North Carolinians Orchestra where he played in the OHenry Hotel in Greensboro. The orchestra moved north to Washington, Pennsylvania playing the dances and events at the Washington Hotel. Soon, the orchestra became famous nationally, and was very busy with contracts. The band performed all across the United States. Some of the many famous venues they visited include the New Yorker Hotel, Roseland Ballroom, Hershey Park Hotel, Steel Pier in Atlantic City, and Madison Square Garden as well as Washington, D.C. to perform for Franklin D. Roosevelt's Birthday Ball. In 1934 "Miami News" wrote that "Tal Henry is here at last with his knock-out orchestra of Victor Recording Artists. One of America's greatest entertaining and novelty orchestras. A sensational hit ".