Re: New Wilbur Sweatman CD
- Don't look now, but Archeophone has one coming out also, according to
the Albany New release listing for April.
Tim Gracyk was going to issue a Sweatman CD some years sgo, but he
told me in 2001 that he'd decided he didn't want to put his family
through the hardship of the cost of such a project and/or the
possible fallout from any legal complication that might arise.
--- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, Scott Alexander <scott@t...> wrote:
> I'm glad to hear about the Oracle CD. Who would have believed that
> years after his death Wilbur Sweatman would receive such
> has been overlooked for too long. Coincidently I ran across a
> Sweatman that I had not seen before this weekend. I was researching
> Greene by looking through Variety magazine on microfilm when I came
> across it. Sweatman was doing well enough in December of 1912 to
> Christmas and New Years greeting with a photo of himself in
> It's similar to this picture
> but Sweatman is younger and is only playing two clarinets at once
> wearing a light colored suit. Unfortunately I couldn't get a very
> print out from the microfilm. The caption under the photo
> C. Sweatman. "The Original Ragtime Clarinetist" featuring the
> 2Bb Clarinets at once. Booked Solid. Director Jo Paige Smith."
> Hats Off To Wilbur!
> Scott Alexander
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