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Re: Fats Waller Discography/Addington Major

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  • 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 1 of 6 , Jun 1, 2007
      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 2 of 6 , Jun 4, 2007
        (?) 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 3 of 6 , Jun 4, 2007
          --- 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 4 of 6 , Jun 4, 2007
            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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