[Dixielandjazz] Mecca Flat Blues

Stan Brager sbrager at socal.rr.com
Mon Mar 3 14:34:29 PST 2003


According to the liner notes to the CD "Claire Austin Sings "When Your Lover
Has Gone"", Mecca Flat Blues was written by Jimmy Blythe who recorded it in
1925 backing up singer Priscilla Stewart.

Albert Ammons would have been around 19 at that time - he was born in 1906.

Stan Brager
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Farrell" <stridepiano at tesco.net>
To: "DJML" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 8:30 AM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Mecca Flat Blues

> As advised earlier, I have just posted a MIDI file of this tune on my
> website. The idea for it came from Louis Mazetier's latest CD which he
> kindly sent me, the liner notes state that the tune was written by Albert
> Ammons.
> However here is a snippet from a message which just arrived : "Thanks for
> your latest MIDI file of the classic 12 bar "Mecca Flat Blues".  However,
> the Anderson Fake Book credits James Blythe, Steve Graham and Alexander
> Robinson with the composition instead of Albert Ammons." Can anyone
> who in fact composed it?
> John Farrell
> stridepiano at tesco.net
> http://homepages.tesco.net/~stridepiano/midifiles.htm

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