[Dixielandjazz] Who was Mabel?

David W. Littlefield dwlit at cpcug.org
Fri Nov 28 11:36:04 PST 2003

The LoC copyright sheet's title is "Mabel's Dream", and a note says "{piano
solo)". The melody is the same tune recorded by Oliver with his usual

At 01:59 PM 11/28/2003 +0000, john p birchall wrote:
>hmmmm ...
>the song you play is probably 'Maybelle's Dream' by Ike Smith ...
>Eric Townley suggests 'Mabel' or 'Maybelle' was possibly a relative of Ike's
>... ;-)
>cheers and beers
>john p birchall
>Bush sax player from Chester
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Jan Nichols" <hotjazzcornet at earthlink.net>
>To: "DJML" <Dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
>Sent: Friday, November 28, 2003 1:41 PM
>Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Who was Mabel?
>> Dear Listies
>> I have followed, with amazement, your thoroughness with regard to the
>"1919 v. Rifle Rangers" thread.  The depth of knowledge on the list is truly
>> Here's a question for you:  We play "Mabel's Dream", a tune that is
>credited to Ike Smith in 1923 (by the Anderson index).  Who the heck was
>> I will now step back into the shadows and await your response......
>> Jan Nichols
>> Old Town Jazz Band
>> San Jacinto, CA, USA
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>> Why Wait? Move to EarthLink.
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