3028RE: [RedHotJazz] Corrine Corrina by Red Nichols
- Aug 1, 2006Michael.
We have discussed this poser before without resolution but a trawl through
the unindexed ' Trumpet On The Wing' produced the following :-
' On the date I found that Red had hired Charlie Teagarden to do the vocal
on ' Rockin Chair' while I was supposed to play my horn. We cut a test that
way -- and then Red and the officials on the date decided to switch us
around and had me do the vocal with Charlie playing. It wound up with me
getting just one note to play on that date. After 'Rockin' Chair' Red put up
'Corrine Corrina' and told me to do the vocal. " On this side", he said " I
don't want you to play after the vocal. Just sing and sit down." I couldn't
stand there with just one boot on, Papa. " Man, I got to play at least one
note," I told Red. And right after my vocal I grabbed a high C and held it
all the way to the end--- so they took it that way.'
Conclusive ? Not totally. There is a high held trumpet note at the end of
the side but a long way distant from the vocal. Also the phrasing of the
muted solo is very Wingie like, if possibly a shade too ' burlesque'. Also
this is not wa-wa and could possibly be produced by a straight or other mute
played into a Derby on a stand. However, I think that Wingie can most likely
be excluded and that the soloist is either Nichols ,a good mimic with rather
burlesque muted style or, more likely, Charlie Teagarden.
Anybody find an example of his ---or more unlikely- --Wingie's muted style
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