[Dixielandjazz] "All the girls go crazy about the way I..."

D and R Hardie darnhard at ozemail.com.au
Sat Apr 3 07:33:52 PST 2004

Dear David,
The tune is generally regarded as part of the Bolden repertoire under 
the title All the Whores Go Crazy About the Way I Ride.  ( I think 
Danny Barker was the source of the information.) Wooden Joe Nicholas 
recorded it under that title on American Music AMCD 5. His is a bit 
rougher than the Bunk Johnson Yerba Buena one. (Witnesses said Bunk 
could never play loud and  rough  like Buddy.) I have been researching 
it for a current project and tried Googling it the other day but was 
advised only that  it was written by Ory which I doubt. I think it was 
origiinally one of the vernacular jump ups played by Bolden and others. 
I have not been able to get hold of a lyric so I would appreciate a 
copy of it and your lead sheet. I could perhaps comment  further then. 
I too would appreciate any other information list members can provide.
best wishes
  Dan Hardie

On Saturday, April 3, 2004, at 12:32  AM, David W. Littlefield wrote:

> Hi all. Anyone out yonder an expert on Kid Ory's "All the girls go 
> crazy
> about the way I walk"?
> I'm doing a sheet on it, using Ory's 3/21/45 Decca version, and Bunk
> Johnson's 2/44 virgin with Yerba Buena. Are there other recordings that
> might be considered more definitive? The Firehouse Fake Book has
> lyrics--where did those come from?
> I'd like to send a .pdf of my sheet for comment/suggestions.
> Thanks.
> --Sheik
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