[Dixielandjazz] The Flaw in the story

Stephen Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Fri Jul 23 19:13:09 PDT 2004

Actually, Abraham Lincoln may be heard at the beginning of that once
lost Buddy Bolden Record, Not being moneyed, Bolden had to re-use an
existing one. The recording starts off with The Gettysburg Address
spoken by Honest Abe and morphs into The Gettysburg March as played by
Bolden's band. There is also a plainly audible bowed bass bass solo by
James Johnson indicating that the recording technique, lost by the time
ODJB had recorded for Victor, was further along in Bolden's time.

Dan Hardie is digitally re-mastering it as we speak. and will offer it
as a package deal with copies of "The Loudest Trumpet". to interested
DJMLers at a greatly reduced price, since many do not like bass solos.
Tom Wiggins is the exclusive agent for the venture here in the USA so
write him for details.

Steve Barbone

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