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F.W. McGee

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  • Ingemar Wågerman
    Victor 38596 Everybody don´t know with Rev. F.W. McGee was recorded 15 April 1930. According to the liner notes of the Document BDCD-6032 the cornet (or
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 6, 2007
      Victor 38596 "Everybody don´t know" with Rev. F.W. McGee was recorded 15 April 1930. According to the liner notes of the Document BDCD-6032 the cornet (or trumpet?) player is possibly Henry "Red" Allen. He recorded for Victor in 1930, but as far as I know there is no certain proof that he played with Rev. McGee.

      The sermon ends with a short version of "Everybody don´t know who Jesus is", which was recorded by Paul Barbarin in 1951. McGee does not include the second theme (chorus) "He´s the Lily of the Valley". The origin of this theme is uncertain. The tune is called a "Wartime favorite" in the liner notes of GHB LP 139 (Don Albert - Louis Cotrell...), so it must have been well-known before Barbarin recorded it, but obviously there are no recordings of this tune between 1930 and 1951. Any suggestions?

      We recorded a medley with three different "liles of the valley" tunes on our latest CD.

      Ingemar Wågerman
      Gota River Jazzmen
      Göteborg, Sweden
      http://listen.to/gotariver

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    • Howard Rye
      There is no reason whatever to think this is Allen. He apparently recalled somewhere along the line that he had recorded with a preacher and the rest is
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 6, 2007
        There is no reason whatever to think this is Allen. He apparently recalled
        somewhere along the line that he had recorded with a preacher and the rest
        is imagination. No preaching record ever seems to have turned up on which a
        trumpeter sounding remotely like him can be heard!

        on 6/12/07 14:40, Ingemar Wågerman at gota_river@... wrote:

        Victor 38596 "Everybody don´t know" with Rev. F.W. McGee was recorded 15
        April 1930. According to the liner notes of the Document BDCD-6032 the
        cornet (or trumpet?) player is possibly Henry "Red" Allen. He recorded for
        Victor in 1930, but as far as I know there is no certain proof that he
        played with Rev. McGee.


        Howard Rye, 20 Coppermill Lane, London, England, E17 7HB
        howard@...
        Tel/FAX: +44 20 8521 1098




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