[Dixielandjazz] Lu Watters footage
Robert S. Ringwald
ringwald at calweb.com
Mon Sep 29 05:55:11 PDT 2003
Tony Basile Basilejazz at aol.com writes:
> Does anyone know if the Watter's Yerba Buena Jazz Band was ever filmed in
> action? The big group was done around 1950 or so if I recall correctly so
> doubt that there would be any TV footage, but it never hurts to ask....and
> would be the place.
The YBJB was in action from about 1939 to about 1951 or '52. I have never
heard of any film footage of them.
I know that in the early 50s, there was a TV show on KPIX in SF titled "
Clancy's Corner." It featured Clancy Hayes with the Bob Scobey band. I
used to watch that show as a kid & have since seen footage of that show.
A few years ago there was a film collector at the Los
Angeles Sweet & Hot Music Festival who had footage of the Scobey band. I
can't remember if it was the SF or Chicago band. He had a lot of rare
footage of Jazz musicians. I can't remember his name.
If you wish, I'll see if I can track him down.
I'll also send this to Dottie Lawless who, along with her husband Dr. Ed
Lawless, was close friends with Lu Watters.
Dottie has been a member of DJML but I don't believe she is subscribed at
mr.wonderful at ringwald.com
Placerville, CA USA
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