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3061Re: One Bixian is Back (was Bee Palmer and Ralph Berton)

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  • Albert Haim
    Aug 8, 2006
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      Only one take each of "Wringin' and Twistin'" and of "In A Mist" were
      issued. The respective masters are W 81450-A and W 81426-B.

      I only mentioned the issues of "Wringin' ..." for which I have scans
      of the labels. That is why I did not cite the Vocalion 3150.

      Bix can be heard on piano in

      In A Mist Bix
      Wringin' and Twistin' Bix, Tram and Lang
      For No Reason At All in C Bix, Tram and Lang
      Big Boy Wolverines

      Bix wrote three other piano compositions (Candlelights, In the Dark
      and Flashes) but did not record them.

      There is an interview of Lou Panico by John Stein in which Panico
      states that Bix recorded some piano rolls. If they were made, they
      have not been found.


      W--- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "Jeffrey Jastram" <mister_j@...>
      > Gentlemen:
      > Please help ...
      > I have two records containing "Wringin' An' Twistin'" (Okeh
      40916/81450 and
      > Vocalion 3150/81450) by "Tram-Bix and Lang". Both were recorded
      > (I think) with "In A Mist" on the other side. I believe these may be
      > identical recordings (in particular, note that both contain
      "/81450") but
      > in your conversation, the Vocalion label is not mentioned.
      > Are these two from the same session? Identical takes or different?
      > questions for "In A Mist"? Also, were there any other piano solos
      > by The Bixster? The "tinkling" on these is delightful!
      > Another Bix fan,
      > Jeff
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Albert Haim
      > To: RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: 8/8/2006 6:27:47 AM
      > Subject: [RedHotJazz] Re: One Bixian is Back (was Bee Palmer and Ralph
      > Berton)
      > "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
      > http://bixography.com/images/wringingokeh.JPG
      > http://bixography.com/images/wringinantwistinodeonswing.jpg
      > Albert
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