2097Re: [RedHotJazz] Red Hot Flo
- Dec 31, 2005on 31/12/05 10:10, Michael Rader at Rader.Michael@... wrote:
> There's a note on this recording in the booklet coming with Frog DGF37 (ShakeMost theories about the presence of Arnett Nelson on records originate with
> 'em Up by Clarence Williams). In this, Richard Rains states that part of the
> Jimmy Wade band was brought in for the session with "Red Hot Flo". This would
> indicate that the violin player is Eddie South and the clarinet player (most
> likely) Arnett Nelson or (possibly) Vernon Roulette. I don't know whence this
> wisdom, since Rains doesn't state any sources. The closest recordings in time
> known to be Wade are an April 5 1927 session.
the late Ernest Virgo, who was capable of hearing virtually any unknown
clarinettist as Nelson! The Wade band has probably been imported as a back
formation from this. Tom Lord's Clarence Williams simply says that the
cornet IS Ed Allen and that is what all previous informed listeners had
Compare South's playing on OKeh 8407 and forget that possibility anyway.
Forget Edgar Sampson too! Howard Nelson is named as the violinist
essentially because he is known (from Clarence I think) to be on some
Williams sides from this period. As these would be his only records there is
nothing to compare them with. He used to be named also for Eva's Columbia
14296-D, but file data names this violinist (not a hot player) as Noel
There is no personnel information on the file cards for 80739/40.
Happy New Year to you too.
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