[Dixielandjazz] Pseudonyms

Charlie Hooks charliehooks at earthlink.net
Tue Apr 22 14:40:30 PDT 2003

on 4/22/03 12:13 PM, John Farrell at stridepiano at tesco.net wrote:

> In 1935  Fats Waller (using the name "Flip Wallace") made some recordings
> for Associated Music in breach of his contract with Victor. In 1940 he also
> recorded with Condon's band under the name "Maurice". Given his instantly
> recognisable unique style it is difficult to believe that anybody was fooled
> for one second.

    Yeah, that's one downside with great distinction: hard to hide it.  The
same thing happened with Frank Lloyd Wright early on when he was still under
contract with Louis Sullivan.  He built some frame houses right on Chicago
Avenue in Oak Park, as though Sullivan couldn't ride by and tell with one
glance who had designed them.  Wright got fired.

Charlie, the Decent Docent (tour guide at FLlW Home and Studio)

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