Re: Everybody don't know / Lily of the Valley
- Hi, again, Ingemar,
But I guess you already knew all of that, after my Google research a
few minutes ago...
But definitely check out "Gospel Pearls."
--- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "silverleafjb" <silverleafjb@...>
> Hi, Ingemar,
> It's possible you would find the music and composer of that piece in
> the book "Gospel Pearls," which is what George Lewis used for his
> album of spirituals. I'm not at home or I could look it up in my copy.
> It's a useful little book to have...it just so happens there's a
> couple of copies for sale on eBay right now, if you're interested.
> You'll notice Rev. Gates version is listed as "Everybody Don't Know"
> rather than "Lily of the Valley." I found this type of confusion with
> spiritual titles many times. (One that comes to mind is "Royal
> Telephone," the actual title of which, if I remember correctly, is
> "Telephone to Jesus.") When pulling "Everybody Don't Know" up on
> allmusic.com, I came across the title "Everybody Ought to Know" by the
> Oak Ridge Boys. Same tune, composer credit given as "Deaton." Another
> album listing shows composer credit to "Loes," and a check at
> ascap.com turns up the name Harry Dixon Loes, although that title is
> not listed!
> So you may have to look up a number of titles to find the earliest
> Chris Tyle
Another Lilly of the Valley was recorded in Melbourne, Ausrtralia by Graham
Bennett's Hot Sands Jazz Band, back in December, 1963. It's on an East Audio
EP EAS-004. The band included Frank Turville (tpt), Campbell Burnap (tbn),
Paul Martin (clt), Willie Watt (bjo), Graham Bennett (d) and Ken Sluce (bs).
Frank and Graham are no longer with us; Paul lives - and plays - in
Tasmania; Campbell lives - and still plays, as far as I know - in London;
Willie is still in Melbourne, still playing. I don't know what became of Ken
Tony Standish (who wrote the sleeve notes).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ingemar Wågerman" <gota_river@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2006 4:57 PM
Subject: [RedHotJazz] Everybody don't know / Lily of the Valley
> The first recording of Everybody don't Know / Lily of the Valley with
> vocal was Rev.F.W. Mc Gee (1930), who sang one chorus "Everybody don´t
> (2x) "who Jesus is" (2x) - not the "He´s the Lily of the Valley" part
> it was omitted because of lack of space). The first recording with
> vocal as far as I know was George Lewis Oxford Series Vol. 12 (1954)
> vocal by Joe Watkins. Does anybody know any earlier recordings with vocal?
> still don´t know the origin of the tune. Maybe it was written by McGee.
> I have found 140 recordings of the "Traditional" Lily of the Valley. I
> there are more! Please contact me off-list - maybe someone can help me to
> add some recordings!
> A Happy New Year to all
> Ingemar Wagerman
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