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Fats Waller Discography/Addington Major

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  • Michael Rader
    Partly in answer to my own question on the reason for nominating Addington Major as a possible for the trumpet player on the Joe Sims session, it seems as
    Message 1 of 6 , May 28, 2007
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      Partly in answer to my own question on the reason for nominating Addington Major as a possible for the trumpet player on the Joe Sims session, it seems as though JSP is using the Waller discography by Stephen Taylor to guide them through the project - at least this is what it says on the Fats Waller yahoo discussion group created by Linda Fitak (no, I'm not a member, but the archives are publicly accessible). Taylor apparently initially sold his discography as a computer file via a now defunct web site (fatswaller.com) still retrievable via the "wayback machine", but not alas the sample pages. If I'm not misreading things, the discography has now been incorporated in a book by Taylor on Fats' radio transcriptions and airshots, published by Scarecrow press.

      Since I'm not a Waller specialist, I don't have this book - the Laurie Wright book was as far as I got, and this lists Metcalfe in the dreaded italics. Can anyone who has the book check to see if major is listed as a possibility and see if there are any reasons given for suggesting him.

      Michael Rader
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    • spacelights
      Taylor s book lists Metcalf (preceded by a question mark) for the Joe Sims session... ... Addington Major as a possible for the trumpet player on the Joe Sims
      Message 2 of 6 , Jun 1, 2007
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        Taylor's book lists Metcalf (preceded by a question mark) for the Joe
        Sims session...

        --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, Michael Rader <Rader.Michael@...>
        wrote:
        >
        > Partly in answer to my own question on the reason for nominating
        Addington Major as a possible for the trumpet player on the Joe Sims
        session, it seems as though JSP is using the Waller discography by
        Stephen Taylor to guide them through the project - at least this is
        what it says on the Fats Waller yahoo discussion group created by
        Linda Fitak (no, I'm not a member, but the archives are publicly
        accessible). Taylor apparently initially sold his discography as a
        computer file via a now defunct web site (fatswaller.com) still
        retrievable via the "wayback machine", but not alas the sample pages.
        If I'm not misreading things, the discography has now been
        incorporated in a book by Taylor on Fats' radio transcriptions and
        airshots, published by Scarecrow press.
        >
        > Since I'm not a Waller specialist, I don't have this book - the
        Laurie Wright book was as far as I got, and this lists Metcalfe in the
        dreaded italics. Can anyone who has the book check to see if major is
        listed as a possibility and see if there are any reasons given for
        suggesting him.
        >
        > Michael Rader
      • Agustín Pérez
        So does his monthly updated Ultimate Fats Waller Discography (.pdf file Stephen Taylor sends via email). Best regards, Agustín ... Joe ... Sims ... pages.
        Message 3 of 6 , Jun 1, 2007
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          So does his monthly updated "Ultimate Fats Waller Discography" (.pdf
          file Stephen Taylor sends via email).

          Best regards,
          Agustín

          --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "spacelights" <spacelights@...>
          wrote:
          >
          > Taylor's book lists Metcalf (preceded by a question mark) for the
          Joe
          > Sims session...
          >
          > --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, Michael Rader <Rader.Michael@>
          > wrote:
          > >
          > > Partly in answer to my own question on the reason for nominating
          > Addington Major as a possible for the trumpet player on the Joe
          Sims
          > session, it seems as though JSP is using the Waller discography by
          > Stephen Taylor to guide them through the project - at least this is
          > what it says on the Fats Waller yahoo discussion group created by
          > Linda Fitak (no, I'm not a member, but the archives are publicly
          > accessible). Taylor apparently initially sold his discography as a
          > computer file via a now defunct web site (fatswaller.com) still
          > retrievable via the "wayback machine", but not alas the sample
          pages.
          > If I'm not misreading things, the discography has now been
          > incorporated in a book by Taylor on Fats' radio transcriptions and
          > airshots, published by Scarecrow press.
          > >
          > > Since I'm not a Waller specialist, I don't have this book - the
          > Laurie Wright book was as far as I got, and this lists Metcalfe in
          the
          > dreaded italics. Can anyone who has the book check to see if major
          is
          > listed as a possibility and see if there are any reasons given for
          > suggesting him.
          > >
          > > Michael Rader
          >
        • David Brown
          (?) Metcalf on the Sims is straight from Rust. Addington is therefore a novel fabrication of the Waller JSP. Clarence --- if we believe Rust --- normally found
          Message 4 of 6 , Jun 4, 2007
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            (?) Metcalf on the Sims is straight from Rust. Addington is therefore a
            novel fabrication of the Waller JSP. Clarence --- if we believe Rust ---
            normally found better players and only ever used Metcalf on two sides, the
            Okehs of 23 September 1927 'Baby Won't You Please Come Home' & 'Close Fit
            Blues', the former of which does indeed offer stiff, clipped E.coast style
            which may well be Metcalf and which is far removed from the fluent, fleet,
            skipping player on the Sims.

            If this is Addington Major --- and I find no reason on earth to believe it
            is --- he can then be instated elsewhere on the Big Charlie. ' Oh Play It
            Big Addington'.

            Dave






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          • spacelights
            ... From Tom Lord s Clarence Williams : Charlie Gaines, upon hearing this record... declares that he is not the cornetist, and suggests Addington Major.
            Message 5 of 6 , Jun 4, 2007
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              --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "David Brown" <johnhaleysims@...>
              wrote:
              >
              > (?) Metcalf on the Sims is straight from Rust. Addington is therefore a
              > novel fabrication of the Waller JSP.

              From Tom Lord's 'Clarence Williams':

              "Charlie Gaines, upon hearing this record... declares that he is not
              the cornetist, and suggests Addington Major."
            • David Brown
              John Many thanks. Do we have a date and source for the Gaines interview and are there further attributions by him in the book ? The problem is we have no
              Message 6 of 6 , Jun 4, 2007
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                John

                Many thanks. Do we have a date and source for the Gaines interview and are
                there further attributions by him in the book ?

                The problem is we have no recorded Addington with which to compare and there
                seems very little biographical information.

                Dave



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