[Dixielandjazz] The art of recording

Bill Haesler bhaesler at bigpond.net.au
Thu Nov 1 17:37:20 PDT 2007

  Marek Boym wrote:
> I have CL 591.  While I have not checked, I do not remember "Atlanta" 
> being spliced.

Dear Marek.
It isn't. That version on CL 591 is the original issued master take, 
with the overdubbed trumpet and vocal.
[We hated this in the 50s. I still do.]
The story goes that Barney Bigard, keen to take the usual 3-hour studio 
'call' into paid overtime, kept holding back from the mic at the 
beginning of Louis' vocal on the first 'takes'. Producer George Avakian 
was aware of this, called a halt at the end of the scheduled session 
time, then had Louis do the [unnecessary IMO] overdubs later when the 
LP was being finalised.
You can hear Barney's late entry on both versions of the issued master 
Kind regards,

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