- Hope the films as good as the correspondance!!
'Slow Drag' Pavageau was born in 1888, so perhaps he was as likely to
remember what Bolden sounded like as Bunk.That is depending on what
school of thought you subscribe to regarding Bunks date of birth,1879
The definitive argument on the subject of whether Bunk played with
Bolden is stated in 'Song of the wanderer' by Mike Hazeldine & Barry
Martyn.What is pretty certain is that Bunk played with Frankie Dusen,
who led what was the Bolden band,after Bolden quit.So surely Bunk
would at least have been familiar with the Bolden repertoire.
Surely it would have been unlikely for Bolden's sidesmen to play with
Piron,I think we are given to understand that they were different
types of musicians.As to none of them going on to better
things,didn't J R M send for Dusen to join him on the west Coast.Does
Albert Glenny playing on the first revival record not count?
For me personally and without any real knowledge,I have always
imagined that the American Music 'Wooden Joe's' epitomized what i
imagine Bolden's music to have sounded like.