Re: Marshall Circle recordings on Riverside 10" lp-this may be the only issue
- You're right, Adam! Those recordings by Roberts come from that CD (I
agree Sutton did better recordings elsewhere).
Unfortunately, the recording by Euday Bowman I uploaded for the group
is the only one I have. I read about some other recordings by Bowman
in a site (here's the link:
I like very much Euday Bowman's playing, but I think I prefer Brun
Campbell, who is less accurate but can improvise more and has a great
bounciness in his playing.
Thank you very much for the precious information about the issue of
Marshall's recordings of 1959: it seems that he played the last
strain of "Little Jack's Rag" and another unidentified tune.
Terry Waldo had a disc of recordings by Arthur Marshall, but that was
destroyed by the postal service (!); fortunately, it seems the about
one minute of the disc is save and still listenable (I hope it'll be
included in that issue by Waldo).
If there's interest, I can try to upload for the group ragtime
recordings by Brun Campbell, Will Ezell, Mike Bernard, Charlie
Thompson, Arnold Wiley, Roy Spangler, Dink Johnson...
Sorry for the very long message!
In the Red Hot Jazz Archive site there's a rag played by a pianist
called Sonny Clay in 1925. The title is "Punishing The Piano" and it
requires realplayer to be heard.
Here's the link:
This rollicking performance makes me think that according to Charlie
Thompson, Artie Matthews was the fastest pianist he ever heard.
--- In EliteSyncopations@yahoogroups.com, "ragtime_adam"
> I had a chance to ask Trebor Tichenor about the recordings of
> in '50 by Circle of his Silver Arrow (Rocket?), Missouri Romp, andNational
> Prize, among other not mentioned tunes. He said that the recordingsMatthews
> apparently were never made, it never happened. Just like Artie
> didn't end up recording. I think Trebor got this info right fromRudi Blesh, so I
> assume it's true.of Marshal
> I then proceded to ask Trebor about the interview/concert he taped
> in Sedalia in '59. He said that Terry Waldo is issuing them on CD.I suppose I
> was too excited to ask when or on what label, I now wish I hadasked. There is
> also supposed to be an unpublished two strain song/rag by Marshallthat
> Terry Waldo is transcribing. So... There are existing recordings ofArthur
> Marshall!! Although Trebor did mentioned it was about two monthsafter a
> stroke and Marshall could barely play.recordings of
> About the Euday Bowman recording... I didn't know such a recording
> exsisted!! Thanks for bringing it up Luigi! Do you have any other
> Euday Bowman? Would LOVE to hear any. His style strikes me assimilar to
> Brun Campbell's, although I think Bowman is better than Campbell.Oh, and
> all the recordings of Luckey Roberts are on a really greatoverlooked CD,
> called Luckey Roberts & Ralph Sutton "The Circle Recordings." It'snot Ralph
> Sutton's best stuff, but it is a great CD just for the six LuckeyRoberts sides.