[Dixielandjazz] stackolee/stagger lee

Adaywayne at aol.com Adaywayne at aol.com
Mon Dec 8 16:06:23 PST 2003

Of course, Dan, it does help if you know how to spell the name of the 
tune....."Stack O' Lee Blues".....what else?

So a quick Google search for "stack o' lee" blues +composer gives all kinds 
of information that I haven't had time to read yet. I do know that Ellington 
recorded it in 1927 and that (Ray) Lopez and (?) Dotwell are credited as 
composer and lyricist, respectively. A further search listed Papa Harvey Hull and 
Long Cleeve Reed as composer and lyricist. I kinda like the sound of the latter 
two guys better! No dates of composition yet.

In a message dated 12/8/03 3:37:38 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
jazzboard at hotmail.com writes:
I usually enclose a name or phrase in double quotes and get Google to 
>find it.  In this case, typing "Stagger Lee Blues" (WITH the double-quotes) 
>resulted in only 24 hits, while "Stagger Lee" found 19,200 hits.
>     On the latter list, there's a website at:
>                    http://www.torrez.org/archives/000454.php

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