Re: [RedHotJazz] personnel in Vitaphones
- Excellent, indispensible (and expensive) as Liebman¹s Vitaphone book is, it
does not contain band personnels in the sense that I assume the enquirer is
looking for. This is probably because they are not credited on the prints.
There are occasional exceptions (e.g Vitaphone 827 by Norman Thomas
Quintette) where I assume all particpants were regarded as principals.
Neither Liebman nor the IMDb reference cited gives the personnel of The Hot
Four on Vitaphone 2349 and I assume that¹s what the enquirer is looking for.
Many of the later African-American band shorts from the 30s are described in
full with personnels in the works of Klaus Stratemann.
I suspect the main reason no one else has done this work is simply that the
material has mostly been unavailable to work with.
on 14/04/2009 02:13, David Weiner at djwein@... wrote:
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> All the research has been done; full info can be found in the books
> "Vitaphone Films: A Catalogue of the Features and Shorts"by Roy Liebman
> "The First Hollywood Sound Shorts, 1926-1931" by Edwin M. Bradley
> Most of the shorts are fully described in the IMDB - for example, the
> Jazzmania Quintette:
> Dave W.
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> Subject: [RedHotJazz] personnel in Vitaphones
> How is it possible that NOBODY,even in the States,has tried to identify the
> personnel of the many Vitaphones unearthed recently (for me at least)?
> Even in the notes accompanying the Al Jolson "The jazz singer" there is
> only the list of the tunes shown in disc 3: quoting from the useless notes:
> " over 4 hours worth of rare historic........" in all not a single
> description of any of the shorts shown. I wanted to know who were the
> "Stoll,Flynn & Company: The Jazzmania Quintette".
> Anybody can help?
> Also in some YouTube they are other Vitaphones, with wrong names of players,
> but NOTHING that you could expect to find in any discography reporting a
> jazz record.
> Well that's all to start (HOPEFULLY) a helpful discussion in the forum.
> Hooray for Red Hot Jazz,Veniero Molari
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