All the names listed above were
pseudonyms. Some were assigned exclusively to one genuine artist -
others were used by more than one arranger or performer.
Kortlander's alter-ego, used for hand-played duet rolls where
Kortlander accompanied himself. Also used as a solo performer for
traditional and ballad style rolls. Some later rolls under this name
also arranged by J. Lawrence Cook.
Probably used initially by Max Kortlander and Pete Wendling, then
taken over by J. Lawrence Cook and used into the 1950s.
Used exclusively by J. Lawrence Cook - who was so prolific a roll
producer that several pseudonyms were created for him! Cook later
recalled in interviews that the 'Sid Laney' name came from Sydney,
Australia, where QRS had a production plant, and 'Laney' was the
surname of his school principal, Lucy Laney.
Scott & Watters
/ Harold Scott / Jeff Watters
Osborne & Howe / Fred Osborne
pseudonyms were originally used for four-hand arrangements made by Max
Kortlander and other, uncredited QRS staff arrangers - as time went
by, they were also used by J. Lawrence Cook (particularly 'Harold
Scott') right into the 1960s.
Used by Pete Wendling prior to 1925, for rolls he was not completely
satisfied with. After his departure from QRS, the pseudonym was used
until the 1960s by J. Lawrence Cook.