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Re: Paul Specht

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  • Albert Haim
    If memory serves, the two important characters in this recording are the fabulous Finn, Sylvester Ahola, and Phil Wall, pianist for the Specht band and
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 12, 2007
      If memory serves, the two important characters in this recording are
      the fabulous Finn, Sylvester Ahola, and Phil Wall, pianist for the
      Specht band and composer of "Static Strut." Phil Wall wrote the tune
      in honor of Ahola who was a radio amateur. (static, from interference
      in radio transmission and reception by atmospheric electricity).

      Other musicians in the recording (from Brian Rust's American Dance
      Band Discography), Charlie Spivak, trumpet; Al Philburn, trombone;
      Ernie Warren, Foster Morehouse, Jack Cressy, reeds; Lou Calabrese,
      banjo; Billy Wolfe, brass bass; Johnny Morris, drums.

      Albert


      --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, Mordechai Litzman <folke613@...>
      wrote:
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      > Here is a January 1926 recording of Static Strut with Paul Specht's
      Orchestra. Cannot find any information re this recording on the RHJA
      or who is playing, and where the recording was made. Anybody knows?
      > Other recordings of the same tune by Erskine Tate, Fletcher
      Henderson and the California Ramblers were all made in 1926 but later
      in the year, but it is hard to know who is copying who.
      >
      >
      > http://youtube.com/watch?v=Vrak4vKoGjg
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