[Dixielandjazz] Re: Are there lyrics for 'Algiers Strut'?

Aad Overeem aad.overeem at wanadoo.nl
Sun Sep 25 15:42:46 PDT 2005

Dear Listmates Bill, Brian, Don, Peter and Gerard,

Thanks a lot for all answers to my question! As I expected there are
originally no lyrics to Algiers Strut.
But it's great Gerard Bielderman provided me with lyrics for "Algiers Strut"
as written by Jan van Hulten, cornet player and vocalist with the Dutch
"Circus Square Jazz Band." Thanks a lot Gerard! I probable gonna use these
lyrics, or perhaps modify them a bit.
I know the Circus Square Jazz Band very well, as my brother in law Willem
Zeijl is the pianoplayer in this band!

Thanks again all of you!

All the best,

Aad Overeem

reedinstrumentsplayer with the http://www.hammerfieldstompers.nl/  and
"Goois Swingkwartet"

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Haesler" <bhaesler at bigpond.net.au>
Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2005 2:16 AM
Subject: Re: Are there lyrics for 'Algiers Strut'?

> Dear Aad,
> So far I know, there are no lyrics to the Kid Thomas Valentine tune
> Strut".
> If there were, I am sure that he would have sung them on at least one of
> recorded versions.
> However, what may have prompted your question is that a Dutch group
> it with a vocal credit given in the listing!
> "Algiers Strut"
> Circus Square Jazz Band
> Jan van Hulten (cnt) Noel Poyck (tb,vcl) Jan van Gaalen (cl)
> Bert Janssen (p) Joop Dings (bj) Paul Zelders (tu) Paul Beljaars (d)
> Live "Hotel Florida", Boskoop, April 23, 1977
>     Algiers strut (np,ens vcl)              Cat (Du)LP-19
>     Chimes blues       -
> Perhaps it is a 'scat' vocal.
> Apart from this one example, none of the versions of the tune, listed in
> discographies, contain a vocal.
> "Algiers Strut" is very popular with Australian New Orleans-style bands
> several of the musicians from these groups will sing "at the drop of a
> If there were lyrics to it one of these self-styled vocalists would have
> sung them in my presence, at some time, over the years.
> Kind regards,
> Bill.

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