3057Re: One Bixian is Back (was Bee Palmer and Ralph Berton)
- Aug 8, 2006Hi Albert,
Thanks for the references... Ma Rainey's version isn't the same tune
as Waller's/Trumbauer's. It's an interesting original song, arranged
for a jazz band, and not really a blues. It was registered for
copyright in 1926--words and music by Paul Carter.
--- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "Albert Haim" <alberthaim@...> wrote:
> "Wringin' and Twistin'"--does anyone know the story
> > behind its composition? I find the idea of a Waller/Trumbauer
> > collaboration in 1927 fascinating, but I wonder if it really
> > happened...
> According to Philip Evans and Linda Evans, "Bix, The Leon Bix
> Beiderbecke Story" (Prelike Press, 1998; Phil Evans spent 50 years
> researching the life of Bix. The results of his work -a day by day
> chronology with innumerable quotes from people who knew Bix, complete
> letters from Bix to his parents and fellow musicians, complete
> discographical information, etc.- are presented in enormous detail in
> this book), page 284,
> "Althouh Tram and Fats Waller are listed as co-composers, it seems
> more likely that Tram arranged the Waller tune for the trio to record."
> Ma Rainey recorded "Wringin' and Twistin' Blues" early in 1926 (PM
> 12338). Is this the same tune as the one Bix, Tram and Lang recorded?
> To see the OK and Odeon labels of Bix, Tram and Eddie recording of
> "Wringin' and Twistin'" click on
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