[Dixielandjazz] Roll the Patrol

Dave Gravatt dave at creolejazz.com
Sat Mar 20 14:52:13 PST 2004

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who responded to my request for info
about "Roll The Patrol". I nearly always get a good response from this
helpful and knowledgeable group. This time I got a lot of responses! Most
thought credit as composer of this tune should go to Bob Leary, the Black
Dogs banjo player. In fact, one responder said he even asked Leary for
permission to perform the tune -- and was granted it! But, thanks to Dick
Baker, I've learned the tune goes back at least as far as 1949 when it was
recorded by Two Ton Baker.

So, I'm still curious. Anyone else have any idea of the origins of this
tune? Thanks again.

The Creole Dixieland Jazz Band
"It's a treat to beat your feet"
Dave Gravatt
Springfield, Missouri

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dick Baker" <box2 at twotonbaker.com>
To: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 14, 2004 10:42 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Roll the Patrol

> Dave Gravatt inquired:
> "Looking for the composer and year of this tune. I have heard a recording
> the Black Dogs and maybe one other group. Anyone know where this thing
> from? Thanks!"
> My namesake, Dick "Two Ton" Baker, recorded this on Mercury 5239 in
> 1949.  The composer credit on the Mercury 78 is Howard Marks.
> Which gives me entry to announce to one and all that I have recently
> launched the world's first and only Dick Two Ton Baker home page, to be
> found at twotonbaker.com.
> Two Ton Baker wasn't known as a jazz performer, but he could rip off some
> pretty hot licks on the piano, and he was a close friend of Duke
> --
> --------------------------------------------
>    Dick Baker - Falls Church, Virginia, USA
>              box2 at twotonbaker.com
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