on 4/7/05 6:45, tommersl at tommersl@...
> I'm curious about when Lonnie Johnson first appeared on someones
> record either as a leader or sideman.
> I Woke Up Cold In Hand / Charles Creath's Jazz O Maniacs seems to me
> like maybe theres a violin there that could be Lonnie Johnson, it's a
> wild guess but just to be sure that theres no violin there I want to
> ask for information or just opinions about it.
Won't Don't Blues from Creath's November session is normally regarded as
Lonnie's first recording.
No one has ever previously reported a violin on the earlier session, and I
would issue the warning that some dubbing processes notoriously introduce a
false harmonic (I think that's the correct description) that some listeners
hear as a violin. It is a bane of discographers, though phantom violins are
more often reported on Paramounts than other labels.
John R.T. Davies dubbings of all the Creaths are on Timless CBC1-036 Jazz In
saint Louis 1924-1927.
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