FW: [Dixielandjazz] Carolina Shout

Adaywayne at aol.com Adaywayne at aol.com
Thu Apr 29 13:49:49 PDT 2004

This from a stride piano website.

 It started with the great pianist, James P. Johnson. He wrote a piece that 
he called "Carolina Shout" around 1914. In 1918, he made a "hand-played" piano 
roll of the piece on the Artempo label, which was edited pretty badly. 
Evidently Johnson was entirely dissatisfied with this roll, since among the first 
things he recorded upon signing an exclusive contract with QRS in 1921 was 
another version of this piece. This roll, released as QRS 100999, was one of the 
most famous piano rolls of the period. Any number of pianists - Cliff Jackson, 
Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, et al. - learned the piece from the roll by running 
it through a player piano very slowly and watching the keys go down.

So I wasn't far out with my 1918.

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