[Dixielandjazz] Re: Help? Wild Bill 1951 Boston

Bill Haesler bhaesler at nsw.bigpond.net.au
Sat Feb 1 09:05:48 PST 2003

Dear Dick,
I have dug out the Wild Bill Savoy 'Jazz At Storyville' LP and can't "hear" Pee
Wee Russell.
He has a uniqueness, which those of us who 'know' him can detect.
If that makes sense.   8>)
As Jim Beebe says, Frank Chase exists, and was influenced a lot by Mr Russell.
And it shows in the solos on this session. But not in the ensembles, where Pee
Wee always shone!
(BTW Jim B, the tbnist on this live 7 Nov 1951 date was not Eph Resnick, but
another fine horn man, Ed Hubble. 
Kind regards,
PS: Listen to "'S Wonderful" on your LP. The Pee Wee sound is there, but not the
Ditto, "If I Could Be With You".
PPS: Wild Bill was certainly in good form on this occasion.

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