[Dixielandjazz] MUSICIAN PSEUDONYMS
sbrager at socal.rr.com
Mon Jun 20 12:20:52 PDT 2005
Hey, Don, I noticed that you were credited to making a correction to that
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To: "Charles Suhor" <csuhor at zebra.net>
Cc: "Steve barbone" <barbonestreet at earthlink.net>; "DJML"
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Sent: Monday, June 20, 2005 10:31 AM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] MUSICIAN PSEUDONYMS
> Charles Suhor wrote:
> > Most amusing. There was also "Cinderella G. Stump"-- Jo Stafford
> > singing "Temptation" ("Temp-tay-shun") in 1947. Don't know the label.
> > Wasn't it Red Ingle and His Natural Seven backing her up?
> > Charlie Suhor
> > On Jun 20, 2005, at 10:37 AM, Steve barbone wrote:
> >> There are many reasons why jazz musicians used alternate names.
> >> Recording
> >> contracts etc. The below website lists a plethora of such alternate
> >> names.
> >> Bill Haesler may find the below website of use.
> >> Sourced from Tony Agostinelli on the Kenton List. He added a few of
> >> his own.
> >> http://www16.brinkster.com/fitzgera/pseudo.htm
> >> Cheers,
> >> Steve Barbone
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> In fact it was Red Ingle & the Natural 7 and it was foir Capitol-- The
> record date was Red's and set to be recorded when Jo Stafford passed by
> the studio and heard it rehearsed. She asked Red if she could do it
> since she thought it was a great send up. So Red paid the gal that was
> supposed to record the part and Jo did it. But -- she had signed an
> exclusive manager's contract and he had to sign off on what she did, and
> she said he'd never agree to letting her do this silly version for fear
> of hurtng her romantic songtress reputation.
> So Red came up with the name "Cinderella G. Stump" and it set off a near
> year of national guessing as to who this really was. By then the record
> had sold nearly three million copies -- 78's, mind you -- and Jo's
> manager was happy to let the world know. So they released the news on
> Jo's TV show and did the number for the first time with Jo being
> By the way, for many years people would ask Red what the G stood for in
> Cinderella G. Stump. It was, he said, "Gum."
> Snce that time, Jo has had no reluctance to do comedy...and her
> wonderfully off-key and skewed tempo sides with hubby Paul Weston and
> Jonathon and Darlene are classics in their own right as outlandish ways
> to mess up people's heads!
> Don Ingle
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