[Dixielandjazz] Making Runs
jnt at blueyonder.co.uk
Tue Mar 16 23:17:49 PST 2004
I have a recording of 'Making Runs' made in 1970 by an excellent UK New
Orleans revival band called the 'New Iberia Stompers'. The trumpet player
on this recording is the excellent Tony O'Sullivan. Some of you on the list
may have heard this recording. The record details are 77 Records,
----- Original Message -----
From: "D and R Hardie" <darnhard at ozemail.com.au>
To: "Bill Haesler" <bhaesler at bigpond.net.au>
Cc: "dixieland jazz mail list" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>; "Ashley
Keating" <shakers at netstra.com.au>; "Phil O'Rourke" <philor at webone.com.au>
Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2004 10:50 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Making Runs
> Dear Bill,
> Thanks to your own generosity I first encountered this
> Bolden tune whistled by Bunk in the interview you mention. (American
> Music 10" LP 64). He said he didn't know its name. Humphrey Lyttleton
> recorded it as Bunk Remembers on his Calligraph LP. It also appeared
> played by Wynton Marsalis in the Bolden segment of Ken Burns TV
> documentary and an excerpt from a version by Chris Tyle's Silver Leaf
> Jazz Band was also played on the sound track. Hal Smith advised that
> the excerpt was from a Stomp Off recording where it was called Makin
> Runs. To the best of my knowledge that was the first time it appeared
> with that title. I believe this was an allusion to Bunk's interview
> where he said Bolden's Band didn't play solos but called them runs.
> I have heard Ashley's recording and he kindly supplied the chords. You
> may already have acquired recent The Gota River Jazzmen CD "I Thought I
> heard Buddy Bolden Play"on which they also play the piece under the
> title Makin Runs. Ingemar Wagerman did the research for that and he has
> offered me a copy of the lead sheet.
> thanks again
> Dan Hardie
> On Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at 08:25 PM, Bill Haesler wrote:
> > Dear Dan,
> > Phil O'Rourke and Glen Page have advised me that "Making Runs" was a
> > Buddy
> > Bolden tune and whistled to Bill Russell by Bunk.
> > Phil also advised that the Melbourne (Australia) band The Louisiana
> > Shakers
> > (run by me mate Ashley Keating) recorded it.
> > Glen thinks Doc Evans also recorded it.
> > Aha! All I needed was a reminder.
> > 8>)
> > OK then. The Bunk whistling version was on American Music 10" LP 643
> > and I
> > have it on LP (Dan 4020). It was recorded in New Orleans on 13 June
> > 1942 and
> > is described in 'Bill Russell's American Music' on page 1. (Jazzology
> > Press
> > 1993). It was untitled, but referred to a "make up" tune. Just "making
> > runs"
> > as Bunk says.
> > Bunk recorded it again 4 times on 7 May 1943 in San Francisco as part
> > of a
> > Bolden medley of "Pallet On The Floor". This is also on the AM and Dan
> > LPs.
> > The Louisiana Shakers CD is titled 'Making Runs' and their version of
> > the
> > tune opens the CD and is 6 min 33 sec long. I have this too, but
> > forgot.
> > (Sorry Ashley!)
> > I can't find a Doc Evans' version using this title.
> > Very kind regards,
> > Bill.
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