[Dixielandjazz] Small World

Steve Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Thu Jun 14 17:44:00 PDT 2007

Yep, that's him. I also found that he passed away in the late 1980s but hope
top get some stories from his nieces and nephews.

BTW, they requested a long list of standard Dixieland Tunes as well as "If I
Were A Bell", "The Way You Look Tonight" and could we do "Love Me Tender"?


on 6/14/07 6:30 PM, Bill Haesler at bhaesler at bigpond.net.au wrote:

> On Friday, June 15, 2007, at 12:09  AM, Steve Barbone wrote:
>> Got this note from the parents of the bride. Anybody know trombonist
>> Peter
>> Beilmann mentioned below? He recorded with Nichols as well as Wingy
>> Manone.
> Dear Steve,
> No stories yet, but can confirm that the above information is correct.
> A Pete Beilman (note spelling) recorded in 1925 with the Oliver Naylor
> Orchestra in 1925 (alongside pianist Bob Zurke, later to make his name
> with the 1930s Bob Crosby Orch/Bobcats); Phinky's Birmingham Five
> (1925); Ted Weems (1927-29); Ted Weems again in 1934-1941, with Rosy
> McHargue and Red Ingle (listmate Don's dad); Wingy Manone (the World
> Transcription recordings in Feb 1944); was in the orch for the 1959
> film 'Five Pennies' (but does not appear on screen); and is on several
> Red Nichols record dates for Capitol in 1958 -59.
> I have most or all of the recordings all except the 1934-41 Weems'
> titles.
> Don Ingle will be sure to remember him.
> And based on Mr Beilman's pedigree, he will be telling you lots of
> stories.
> Knowing you Steve, I'll bet you have already found the following on the
> net:
> "Trombonist Peter Beilman's professional debut is an event obscured, as
> if by the kind of fog that might settle across his native state of
> Pennsylvania on a winter morning. He began playing the long horn as a
> 12-year-old and was touring at the age of 17, with a series of
> local-band involvements in between. The jazz septet of Oliver Naylor
> provided the trombonist with his first recording opportunities in 1924.
> Eventually, Beilman would pursue a freelance career on the New York
> City scene, but he spent a few more years in jobs such as a Lancaster
> pit band before doing so. In the early '30s, his main Big Apple gig
> bite was with bandleader Bernie Cummins, but from 1934 the trombonist
> began to be associated almost exclusively with Ted Weems.
> This developed into a fairly long stretch, concluding in 1941 when the
> trombonist moved out to Los Angeles, settling back into pit-band and
> radio-broadcast engagements. As a jazzman, his West Coast playing
> situations found him in the company of many tried-and-true swingers,
> including both the trumpeters Wingy Manone and Red Nichols. The latter
> performer brought Beilman into his combo in 1958; the trombonist is
> featured on some of Nichols' better Capitol sides. Beilman's most
> extensive exposure to the music audience at large has been on classic
> recordings by vocalists such as Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland."
> Eugene Chadbourne, All Music Guide
> Kind regards,
> Bill.

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