[Dixielandjazz] Cakewalkin' babies

Robert Alexander Cremer dixielandjazz@ml.islandnet.com
Sat, 1 Jun 2002 08:54:49 +0200


Thanks!

Yes I have in my collection the Clarence Williams Blue Five with Eva Taylor.
I met Eva in the sixties while she was visiting Amsterdam. She was singing
in 'Oudestijl Jazz Muzikanten SociŽteit De Blokhut' with accompany of local
musicians (among them Herman Openneer -washboard- and Pim Gras -clarinet-).
She sang 'Cakewalking Babies' too!

Keep in singing,


Rob Cremer (mr. Bob Doodah)
Pharmacy Five plus Three, The Noisy Oysters, The Bob Doodah Band
Breda, The Netherlands
e-mail: bobdoodah@twobeat.nl
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----- Original Message -----
From: briantowers <briantowers@msn.com>
To: <dixielandjazz@ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2002 3:49 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Cakewalkin' babies


> Robert,
>
> I presume you also have the Clarence Williams Blue Five recording of
January
> 8th 1925, the first recording of this tune, with the part-composer
Clarence
> Williams on piano.  If not,  you are missing something very important.
> Vocalist Eva Taylor sings it in an upbeat manner, compared to Bessie's
more
> blues orientated May 5th 1925 version.  (I notice Bessie improvises on the
> lyric a little) It is great but Bessie's version loses in a comparison,
> IMHO.
>
> In the Clarence Williams version the band's ensemble sound is sublime,
with
> Louis Armstrong-cornet; Sidney Bechet -soprano sax; and Charlie Irvis-
> trombone (in a definitive tailgate style).  It swings like the clappers,
> incredibly with just a two piece rhythm section of Clarence Williams -
piano
> and Buddy Christian -banjo.
>
> If I was in the business of teaching basic New Orleans style jazz - this
> would be a contender for exhibit number one!  The front-line counterpoint
is
> spellbinding - close to perfection in fact.
> Regards,
> Brian Towers,
> Hot Five Jazzmakers, Toronto, Canada
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robert Alexander Cremer" <r.cremer@hetnet.nl>
> To: <dixielandjazz@ml.islandnet.com>
> Sent: Friday, May 31, 2002 2:38 AM
> Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Request for lyrics Cakewalkin' babies
>
>
> Yes, I have. On LP and CD.
>
> Keep on swinging!
>
> Rob Cremer (Bob Doodah)
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>   From: william price
>   To: dixielandjazz@ml.islandnet.com
>   Sent: Friday, May 31, 2002 5:33 AM
>   Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Request for lyrics Cakewalkin' babies
>
>
>   Robert   Do you not have the Bessie Smith record of this?
>
>
>
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