Re: Buddy Bolden's righteous Uptown Bumps
- I was wondering whether the story about Bolden playing the tune is a fiction, since 1914 or 1917 came years after he was retired from playing music.
What other possibilities does it leave?
1. The old New Orleans players didn't recall the tune right and were influenced by a different tune that is the 1914/1917 tune.
2. The original tune was played in New Orleans before the turn of the century and any 1914/1917 composition is a later copy of tune.
3. Other options?
--- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "silverleafjb" <silverleafjb@...> wrote:
> > 1. Why did Colyer titled it so?
> > 2. Is there a solid link between this and Buddy Bolden?
> > 3. Traces of the origin of the song?
> 1. I don't think Colyer is responsible for the title; I believe he heard it referred to with that name when he was in New Orleans.
> 2. No, but there is supposedly anecdotal evidence of Bolden playing "The Bucket's Got a Hole In It."
> 3. It was published originally as the "Long Lost Blues," from either 1914 or 1917. It also shows up as part of a published medley of blues pieces called "A Bag of Blues."
> It can be found on RHJ by Trixie Smith as "Long Lost, Weary Blues" http://www.redhotjazz.com/trixiesmith.html