Re: Roger Pryor Dodge was Lord Let Me In The Lifeboat !
My father also thought highly of Bechet and spoke of him often. I think this list reflects more the solos he wanted to play or use in his work.
My father knew Bunk in New York and made a silent film of him in Washington Square, playing/clowning with Bill Russell and Bunk's wife. A 'still' from this film is included in the book, Hot Jazz and Jazz Dance, his collected writings and record reviews that I published in 1995 with Oxford (available now for under $6 at Amazon).
Miley recordings - he used Black & Tan and Zulus among others in his dance performances (he did a touring gig with Miley). The recordings were never issued; they weren't of sufficient technical quality and Zulus, from an initial transfer attempt, has playback problems. What do you suggest I do?
> Thanks Pryor and everybody.
> As far as I can see, all the items in the portfolio pre-date 1930. The Bunk
> story means your father obviously continued his jazz listening beyond this
> date so it seems to me the 'hot' list was compiled about 1930 which would
> account for another glaring omission, Bechet, whose most renowned work came
> Were the Bubbers ever issued ?
> Interesting that Irick apparently came from the South. The work of Hunch
> Vines sounds extremely down-home N.O. and suggests strong N.O. influence in
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- I am sure I speak for everyone associated with the RHJ list in wishing Dan all the best and in conveying our hopes for a swift recovery from surgery. Music is very therapeutic (among its many other qualities)and the discussions on this list concentrate & exercise the mind wonderfully. Mind you, Dan, they can also send up the blood pressure...All the very best; it's great to hear from you.
--- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, Dan Van Landingham <danvanlandingham@...> wrote:
> I'm in agreement with Liam Murray;I am amazed that the knowledge those men like Pryor
> Dodge,mister Champarou have and when I do read their comments I hope I have learned
> something in terms of their own sense of jazz history.As of late,I haven't much to add in that I have been in and out of the hospital due to heart problems(I am scheduled for a sec-
> ond open heart surgery on 16 July;I am having my mitral valve replaced)so I've had other
> things on my mind.Their contributions to the RHJ are valuable in my opinion.