[Dixielandjazz] Buglin Sam/ Kress Horns

D and R Hardie darnhard at ozemail.com.au
Tue Jan 2 14:20:45 PST 2007

Hi all,
  As Charles has pointed out Buglin' Sam was probably too young to have  
influenced Armstrong but for those interested there is a photo of him 
on the waffle wagon in Rose and Souchon's New Orleans Jazz a Family 
Album. He played what looks like an ordinary US army bugle more like a 
trumpet then the British Army one. The drawing  of the Kress horn on 
the Coda magazine  website I referred to in a previous posting seems a 
bit exaggerated but it does give the general idea.
Dan Hardie

On Wednesday, January 3, 2007, at 01:11  AM, mmckay wrote:

> I also grew up with the Waffle man who used to come by my elementary 
> school
> and would hit a few licks.  My folks (who were # 1 Sharkey fans) took 
> me
> down to hear him several times.
> He recorded with several of the New Orleans groups.  Lords puts him 
> with
> Tony Almerico (Dot 15080) and Dixieland 1007 & 8. with Sharkey (Cook 
> 10" LP
> 1181) Capitol H/T 367, Capitol 2329. Under his own name on Cap 793 and 
> on
> the Dixieland Jubilee label with George Girard DJ 502.  There are 
> several
> more, but those are all in my library and pretty much still in 
> circulation.
> Martin McKay (Designated listener)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dixielandjazz-bounces at ml.islandnet.com
> [mailto:dixielandjazz-bounces at ml.islandnet.com] On Behalf Of Charles 
> Suhor
> Sent: Monday, January 01, 2007 11:40 PM
> To: D and R Hardie
> Cc: DJML mail list; Lutemann at aol.com
> Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] history buffs/ Kress Horns
> Hello, Dan--
> Re the waffle man, it was common for mule-drawn wagon peddlers (fruits 
> &
> vegetables, waffles, taffy) and collectors (the rag man) in New 
> Orleans to
> attract attention in some way--a bugle, chant, cowbell, etc.
>   I remember these from my childhood. But I believe that the particular
> waffle man you mention, who recorded with Sharkey Bonano (probably on 
> Roger
> Wolfe's Bandwagon  label and maybe with Tony Almerico), was too young 
> to be
> part of Armstrong's youth. He was Buglin' Sam  Dekemel, who according 
> to
> Brian Wood was born in 1903. I heard Sam several times at Sharkey's 
> Sunday
> concerts in 1949. He played with great drive but understandably kept 
> things
> pretty elemental with tunes like Dinah and I'll Be Glad When, etc., 
> melodies
> that didn't call for much range and didn't have lines that had several 
> notes
> in them.
> Charlie

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