James McIntyre And His Chateau Laurier Orchestra


James McIntyre, a Scottish born violinist, led his Chateau Laurier Orchestra, at the famous Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario during the 1920’s and 1930. All of the research material about this obscure Canadian orchestra points to the fact that he broadcast live from the hotel five nights a week. What they fail to mention is that he made one single record on the His Master’s Voice 216000 series, which was number 216489. When I consulted Jack Litchfield’s excellent discography entitled “The Canadian Victor 216000 Series-Estimating The Recording Dates”, it is presumed that the record was released around May, 1925. The songs on the record are “In the Garden of To-Morrow”, and, “China Girl”.

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