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Re: [RedHotJazz] Sticky Wicket was George Baquet (was NEW ORLEANS CLARINET STYLE)

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  • Howard Rye
    I¹m sure we¹ve discussed the Baquet¹s before on this list. 1885 is the birth year on Achille¹s draft card. I think we can take it as correct. ... [Non-text
    Message 1 of 5 , Feb 12, 2009
      I¹m sure we¹ve discussed the Baquet¹s before on this list. 1885 is the birth
      year on Achille¹s draft card. I think we can take it as correct.


      on 12/02/2009 10:19, David Brown at johnhaleysims@... wrote:

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      > Thanks Howard for the, as ever, definitive discographical overview.
      >
      > The Clara clarinet duo sound very similar to the Fuller/Elliot of the
      > Bessies 5 months earlier.
      >
      > Yes, Sticky would also be a candidate for the 1923 Bessies. It's not Redman
      > who is, reputedly, on adjacent sides.
      >
      > Can anyone find exposed bona fide Sticky from this period --- or any period
      > ?
      >
      > I have been listening to Achille, apparently always known as Joe, on his
      > only sides, Original N.O. Jazz Band 1918 & 1919. ( I do not hear him on the
      > Durantes ) He was yet another brother who failed in brotherly emulation.
      >
      > 'Cause Baquet ( Achille) he went round saying his brother couldn't play a
      > clarinet as good as he could. And I told the people different. I say he'll
      > never be the clarinet player that George Baquet was. Course he was a nice
      > little clarinet player but not like his brother George and George Baquet
      > taught his brother.'
      >
      > -- Natty Dominique interview with Bill Russell.
      >
      > Achille plays in staccato Shields style, albeit a bit smoother, less edgy.
      > No Creole fluidity here. We heard from Pops that Achille 'passed' and played
      > in the same band as Shields. Achille was 8 years older than Shields and one
      > speculates that the younger man would more likely have been influenced by
      > the older than vice versa.
      >
      > The Footnote article has Achille 15 November 1885 and not 1886 as in
      > Chilton.
      >
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      > Howard Rye, 20 Coppermill Lane, London, England, E17 7HB
      > howard@...
      > Tel/FAX: +44 20 8521 1098
      >



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