[Dixielandjazz] Re: Darktown Strutter's Ball

Arnold Day arnieday at optonline.net
Tue Mar 15 07:42:58 PST 2005

Unfortunately, I have none with the vocals to both verses on either!

Bill Haesler wrote:

>Dear Arnold,
>(Sorry about the delay in replying. We have been out a bit the last two
>Regarding your offer of a copy of the now-deleted John Gill LP.
>It just so happens that I have this LP.
>But thank you for the kind offer.
>I am playing it now.
>But it doesn't have the lyrics to the verse we were discussing. In fact,
>there is no vocal.
>I know the words to first verse, as the male vocalist with our old band used
>to sing it. But at the moment I can't recall what vocal records of the song
>the vocal verse(s) are on.
>I was going to check later today, but may as well do it now.
>Of the following pre-1942 versions of "Darktown Strutters' Ball" in my
>collection only the Boswell Sisters rendition has a vocal verse:
>Ted Lewis (March 1927)
>Jungle Kings (April 1928)
>Coon-Sanders (Dec 1929)
>Mound City Blue Blowers (June 1930)
>Memphis Night Hawks (March 1934)
>Boswell Sisters (May 1934)
>Luis Russell (Aug 1934)
>Tiny Bradshaw Sept 1934
>Paul Whiteman July 1935
>Louis Prima (Feb 1936)
>Ella Fitzgerald Nov 1936
>Phil Harris Feb 1936
>Fats Waller Nov 1939.
>It's been fun listening to them all again.
>Kind regards,

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