on 24/1/06 21:30, Michael Rader at Rader.Michael@...
> The American Music CD (AMCD 17) contains one 2 minute drum solo: Swanee River
> (Mx.826) plus tracks with Bunk Johnson presumably selected to illustrate
> various facets of Baby's drum playing. They include a version of Maryland, My
Swanee River one was made during American Music's own Bunk Johnson session
of 14 May 1945, apparently as a test of recroding the drum. The story is in
Mike Hazeldine's "Bill Russell's American Music".
This CD is a reissue of AM's four Baby Dodds 10-inch LPs minus titles
included on previous AM CDs. Only three of the original 10-inchers were
actually issued but apparently Baby Dodds 4 was compiled and mastered. These
of course are the teaching recordings originally referred to so we've come
> RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com schrieb am 24.01.06 16:30:31:
>> Many thanks for all the information. The soundtrack on the videoclip is from
>> the recording of Tea for Two. I did't know that you could use your shoe to
>> play drums!
>> Howard Rye <howard@...> wrote: on 24/1/06 7:09, Michael
>> Rader at Rader.Michael@... wrote:
>>> There is a whole American Music CD (from George Buck) devoted to Baby. I
>>> there's another extended drum solo on it (but not Tea for Two) - I haven't
>>> time to listen this morning. AM also has a video of Baby which has been
>>> "synchronised" with recordings - the original soundtrack - if there ever was
>>> one - has apparently been lost. There's a snatch of video at:
>> Tea For Two comes from a session recorded by John Steiner and Hugh Davis on
>> 31 January 1944. 12 titles were recorded and six issued, four on SD (for
>> Steiner-Davis) and two on a special American Music Baby Dodds label (hence
>> the appearance on Dan). All have Tut Soper on piano and the SDs were issued
>> under his name.
>> I can't find any reissue other than the Tea For Two on Dan (twice). Any
>>> Folkways also recorded Baby solo. The recordings were on a 10inch LP, but
>>> might be available on CD - I recall seeing one up for sale on e-bay a while
>>> back. In any case, I think Smithsonian produces CDs from the Folkways and
>>> Smithsonian catalogues "on demand".
>>> Michael Rader
>>> RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com schrieb am 24.01.06 00:57:36:
>>>> Came across a Japanese Dan LP re-issue of American Music recordings by Bill
>>>> Russell from 1944-1945. There is a drum solo recording of Tea for Two from
>>>> 1944 with Baby Dodds accompanied by piano. (Except for the "teaching"
>>>> recordings on AM I am not aware of any drum solos recorded by Baby Dodds.)
>>>> Does anybody know if he made more recordings on this occasion, and are
>>>> any other drum solos recorded by him?
>> Howard Rye, 20 Coppermill Lane, London, England, E17 7HB
>> Tel/FAX: +44 20 8521 1098
Howard Rye, 20 Coppermill Lane, London, England, E17 7HB
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