The Eton Boys

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OriginSt. Louis, Missouri
LabelsVictor records
  • Charlie Day
  • Jack Day
  • Eddie Murray
  • Earl Smith

The Eton Boys were an all-male jazz quartet. They featured in Screen Songs films. The Eton Boys included Charlie Day, Jack Day, Eddie Murray, and Earl Smith. They appeared in short films (including as the musical accompaniment to animated films) and on popular radio shows. They wentto schools in the St. louis area and the original two performed first as acrobats.[1]

In 1941 they recorded on Victor records.[2]


  • Frances Shelley and the Four Eton Boys (1929)
  • The Operator's Opera (1933)
  • Use Your Imagination (1933)
  • Sing 'Em Back Alive (1933)
  • Mirrors (1934), a short[3]
  • A Great Idea (1935)
  • Rhythm Café (1938)[4]
  • A Bicycle Built for Two
  • My Gal Sal


  2. "Eton Boys - Discography of American Historical Recordings".
  3. Reid, John (April 21, 2006). Films Famous, Fanciful, Frolicsome & Fantastic. ISBN 9781411689152 – via Google Books.
  4. Webb, Graham (July 13, 2020). Encyclopedia of American Short Films, 1926-1959. McFarland. ISBN 9781476681184 – via Google Books.

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