October 2005: Glen Law Band – sidemen
during this recorded session – converted to CD September 2, 2005 - Glen Law, alto saxophone & vocals; deceased,
organized first band in 1918; retired 1978 after 60 years of leading a local band; played first house dance on Oakton Road
with Wayne King
Elizabeth Sour, accordion & vocals; age 73 living near east of Argo Fay, from local musical family;
played piano for Glen Law at age 10 at the Savanna Moose
John Sour – regularly helped move, set-up and tear down the equipment
John Smolek Drum & vocals; now age 88 living on Michigan Avenue in Savanna
Lawrence Hiher, Trumpet &
vocals – age 80 living in Savanna – retired and gave trumpet to a Rodda boy
Ethel Fili, piano; current status unknown
Track 1 - Jealous Heart sung by Glen Law
Track 2 - Red Roses For A Blue Lady sung by Johnny Smolek
Track 3 - Five Foot Two sung by Elizabeth Sour
Track 4 – “The Easy Way” sung by Glen Law
Track 5 – “When My Dream Boat Comes Home” sung by Lawrence Hiher
Track 6 – “Anytime” sung by Johnny Smolek
Track 7 – “It’s a Sin to Tell Lie” sung by Johnny Smolek
Track 8 – “Alice Blue Gown” with Elizabeth Sour on accordion & Lawrence Hiher
Track 9 – “Melody of Love” sung Johnny Smolek
Tack 10 – “Tiny Bubbles” sung by Glen Law with John Smolek singing bass back-up and
harmonizing, Lawrence Hiher playing muted trumpet solo
Track 11 – “Everywhere You Go” sung Elizabeth Sour
Track 12 – “Baby Face” sung Elizabeth Sour
Track 13 – “Wall Paper Roses” sung by Glen Law
Track 14 –“Blue and Broken Hearted” sung Johnny Smolek.
Track 15 – “Doodle Doo, Doodle Doo” sung by Johnny Smolek and Glen Law together
Track 16 – “Alley Cat” sung by Glen Law, accordion Elizabeth Sour, Trumpet L. Hiher.
Track 17 – “Peg O’ My Heart” sung Johnny Smolek
Track 18 – “Some of These Days” sung by Elizabeth Sour (original ending was clipped:
added one second spacing and repeated about 2/3 of song: It’s still a dilly of a rendition by Liz and the band in the
Sophie Tucker style.
January 2006: Sidemen of Glen Law Orchestra as remembered by Eleanor Dyson Moore Torke: Edward Mielke, Frances Mielke,
Merle Clark, Helen Law (wife of Judd), piano & organ; Clifford Sorn of Dubuque, drums.
March 2006: Sidemen of the Glen Law Orchestra as remembered by Merle, Vernon, Don Law and wives: Clifford Hastings,
drums; Everett Eveland, trumpet & drums; Mildred Polhill, accordion; Eugene Paulson (believed to be relative of Arnie
& Ken Paulson).