[Dixielandjazz] Buddy Bolden

Robyn Hardie darnhard at ozemail.com.au
Fri May 16 10:40:23 PDT 2003

Hi All
         This is my first attempt to return to the list using my wife's=20=

new emac that refuses to recognize who is sending. I cannot resist=20
commenting on  the Bolden discography  thread.
        Ingemar's  Bolden tune list is excellent and you should get a=20
copy when it is on line. Dave Radlauer's Bolden  bio CD set is a first=20=

class   work but I doubt he would want it copied. Dave's site is at=20
  I'm sure he would send a copy for a reasonable price.
         The best Bolden reconstruction I have heard is still Humphrey=20=

Lyttletons Calligraph LP  mentioned by Ingemar. Perhaps Jazzjerry could=20=

get copies for you  or persuade Calligraph records to put it on CD.
        I have not been successful in getting anyone to try another=20
serious  reconstruction. Perhaps there is someone out  there not afraid=20=

to share the lead with a violin? I tried to suggest a prescription for=20=

a realistic reconstruction in the Loudest Trumpet and extended it to=20
cover a more general period for early jazz bands in Exploring Early=20
I look forward to hearing Ingemar's CD though he assures me it is not a=20=

reconstruction. Perhaps he will find a violinist for the next go around.

regards Dan Hardie
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On Friday, May 16, 2003, at 12:38  AM, Ingemar W=E5german wrote:

> True, there are no Buddy Bolden recordings, so one can not be sure how=20=

> he sounded. Some musicians like Bob Lyons and George Baquet asserted=20=

> that they had recorded with Bolden around 1903 or 1904 (Make Me a=20
> Pallet + Chicken), but the cylinders have not been found - and they=20
> probably never will!
> Humphrey Lyttelton and Russell Davies presented an LP "The World of=20
> Buddy Bolden" in 1986 and The Imperial Serenaders a CD "Music of the=20=

> Bolden Era" in 1999. Both projects were very interesting and they=20
> created a probably most genuine sound. Dave Radlauer=B4s project is =
> a very valuable contribution.
> We =3D The Gota River Jazzmen, Gothenburg, Sweden, have just recorded=20=

> our 6th CD, which we hope will be issued in June. The title  =20
> "=85Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Play" should not be taken literally:=20=

> Buddy Bolden=B4s Band certainly did not sound like The Gota River=20
> Jazzmen! It is of course a travesty of the lyrics "I thought I heard=20=

> Buddy Bolden say=85" from the tune FUNKY BUTT or BUDDY BOLDEN'S BLUES.=20=

> We have just tried to give our version of some tunes that Buddy Bolden=20=

> definitely or most likely played.
> We have searched in all literature available: the pioneering work of=20=

> Donald M. Marquis, "In search of Buddy Bolden", Daniel Hardie=B4s "The=20=

> Loudest Trumpet" and many other sources including the Buddy Bolden web=20=

> site by Carlos "Froggy" May=20
> http://www.geocities.com/infrogmation/Bolden.html
>  We have a list of 60 possible Bolden tunes, and we will include this=20=

> list and a bibliography on our web site.
> Ingemar Wagerman
> Prastgardsangen 17
> 412 71  GOTHENBURG
> Piano, Gota River Jazzmen http://listen.to/gotariver
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