[Dixielandjazz] Louis Armstrong tune
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Sat Mar 20 20:33:43 PST 2004
Storyville blues (aka Bienville Blues) is on Turk
Murphy's 1950 GTJ L-12027. It says in the notes -- by
Bunk Johnson... first recorded by Bunk's Superior Band
I also have it as Bienville Blues, 1946, on Lu
Watters YBJB's GTJ L-12003. There the composer credit
is "traditional". It does mention that it is more
generally know as Storyville and was recorded by Bunk
--- Bill Haesler <bhaesler at bigpond.net.au> wrote:
> Dear friends,
> On 3 Sept 1949 Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden and
> pianist Joe Buskin
> presented a song on 'The Eddie Condon Floor Show'
> called "Farewell to
> Storyville". It has been reissued on LP and CD a few
> times over the years,
> sometimes as "Storyville Blues".
> It is NOT the same "Farewell to Storyville" that
> Billie, Louis & chorus did
> in the film 1946 "New Orleans". Which was taken from
> Maggie Jones' 1924 song
> - with Louis - "Good Time Flat Blues".
> Does anyone know where the later "Farewell to
> Storyville/Storyville Blues"
> came from, and who wrote it?.
> Are there any other versions of it?
> The tune is vaguely familiar and its identity has
> been bothering a few of us
> here in Sydney, ever since we heard it years ago on
> Very kind regards,
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> Dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com
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