[Dixielandjazz] Help Needed
daniel_hardie at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 14 10:20:11 PDT 2003
> > Hi Bill,
> > I have been communicating with Ingemar about the
> > Bolden Tunes mentioned in The Loudest Trumpet. He
> > is compiling a comprehensive list of tunes said to
> > have been played by the Bolden Band. (It runs to
> > eleven pages and includes details about the
> > sources of the songs and recorded latter day
> > performances of them) I must say admire this kind
> > of detailed research.
> > I think he was hoping someone on the list might be
> > able to supply him with words and lead sheets for
> > the four stragglers he mentioned.
> > Shoo Shoo Skeeter should be on one of the US
> > copyright (Library of Congress?) web sites if it
> > was published and copyrighted in 1905.
> > Melpomene St. Blues was mentioned by Danny Barker
> > and you are right, Melpomene St. is one of a
> > number of avenues running off St.Charles Avenue
> > named after the classical muses.
> > Im Going When Jesus Calls Me is almost certainly
> > a spiritual but it is not in my copy of the Fisk
> > Singers hymnal. It might be in Slave Songs of the
> > United States (available via Google) or one of the
> > Southern Baptist hymnals or even an English or
> > European one. Its worth a Google search). There
> > was a hymn tune specialist I contacted on the DJML
> > some time back but I cant recall the name.
> > The House Got Ready was mentioned by Frank Amacker
> > as a Bolden favourite but I have no further
> > information on it.
> > Perhaps a sheet music specialist like Audrey Van
> > Dyke might have some clues and there probably
> > other sheet music collectors you know who might
> > have picked up copies of any of the above.
> > Another mystery tune said in Jazzmen to be in the
> > Bolden repertoire was Joyce 76.
> > I am sure Ingemar would appreciate any further
> > help from the list.
> > Regards
> > Dan Hardie (Sent by Hotmail because of computer problem)
> > Check out the websites:
> > http://members.ozemail.com.au/~darnhard/EarlyJazzHistory.html
> > http://members.ozemail.com.au/~darnhard/EarlyJazz.html
> > http://www.ozemail.com.au/~darnhard/BuddyBolden.html
> > Bill Haesler wrote:
> > > Dear Ingemar,
> > > More information is required to track down the
> > > information you ask for.
> > > However, this is what I have, some or all of
> > > which you may already have.
> > > MELPOMENE STREET BLUES
> > > Melpomene is a street in New Orleans and a
> > > band/musician has more than likely
> > > used the name for a blues tune, although I was
> > > unable to find any listed
> > > anywhere.
> > > SHOO SKEETER SHOO
> > > Froggy's Jazz Index (listed on Google - a Buddy
> > > Bolden chronology) says:
> > > "1905. 21 July: Board of Health announces
> > > yellow fever outbreak .
> > > Major public drive to stamp out disease carrying
> > > mosquitos by covering cisterns
> > > and draining or oiling standing water.
> > > Bolden's Band (and other Black bands)
> > > participate in public education with song
> > > "Shoo Skeeter Shoo" 
> > > Published Music: Shoo Skeeter Shoo, Phillip
> > > Werlein Co New Orleans, words by
> > > Percy Cahill, music by Sebastian Lutz. "
> > > My friend, Daniel Hardie, in his book 'The
> > > Loudest Trumpet', lists the tune in
> > > the index.
> > > However, as the index to my copy is corrupted
> > > (with page numbers in excess of
> > > what are in the book) I was unable to quickly
> > > locate his reference.
> > > Dan is on DJML, so may be able to clarify this.
> > > I´M GOING WHEN JESUS CALLS ME and THE HOUSE GOT
> > > READY.
> > > I need further information. Have you seen them
> > > listed anywhere?
> > > Do you have recordings/sheet music?
> > > Very kind regards,
> > > Bill.
> > >
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