[Dixielandjazz] Richard Sudhalter

Bill Haesler bhaesler at bigpond.net.au
Fri Sep 19 17:17:37 PDT 2008

Don Robertson wrote [in part]:
> ........I seem to recall that Richard Sudhalter had something to do  
> with a recording session in the "70's where they re-created the Paul  
> Whiteman Orchestra and released an LP which I have  --somewhere

Dear Don,
That would be the 'Runnin' Wild' LP album by The New Paul Whiteman  
Orchestra, conducted by Alan Cohen and featuring Dick Sudhalter. Argo  
ZDA 167. Recorded by English Decca in London on 9 Oct 1974.
Jazz soloists include: Richard Sudhalter, c; John RT Davies, as; Keith  
Nichols, tb; Paul Nossiter, cl/as; Graham Lyons, bassoon, Chris Ellis,  
vcl + the pick of the British studio musicians:
Duncan Campbell, Freddy Staff, Tommy McQuater, John McLevey, Dick  
Sudhalter (tp) Nat Peck, Harry Roche, Ric Kennedy, Keith Nichols (tb)  
Harry Smith, Al Baum, Harry Gold, Graham Lyons, Derek Guttridge, Ken  
Poole, Paul Nossiter, John R.T. Davies (reeds) Pat Dodd (p,celeste)  
George Elliott (g,bj) Peter Ind (b) Martin Fry (tu) Jock Cummings  
(d,perc) Reg Leopold, John Kirkland, Louis Harris, Kelly Isaacs, Bill  
Reid, George Hurley (vln) Chris Ellis (vcl) The New Rhythm Boys : Paul  
Nossiter, Keith Nichols, John R.T. Davies (vcl) Alan Cohen
     Runnin' Wild
     Reaching for Someone
     China Boy
     You Took Advantage of Me
     I've Found a New Baby
     Singin' the Blues
     Back in Your Own Backyard
     'Tain't So, Honey, 'tain't So
     There Ain't No Sweet Man (That's Worth the Salt of My Tears)
     Nobody's Sweetheart
It was also reissued on Monmouth Evergreen MES7074, (E)MES7074,  
Vocalion (E)CDLK4252 [CD].
All great stuff and well done. I'm playing it now for old times sake.
Although we have been waiting for the sad news regarding Dick  
Sudhalter, it is always a shock when the day finally arrives.
He did a lot for jazz over many years, so his memory will certainly  
linger on.
I was close once, but never got to meet him in London on one of our  
visits. A pity.
A new 2CD set 'The Influence of Bix Beiderbecke' has just been  
released on Jazz Masters 1001 featuring records from 1924-1930.
An interesting and important reissue, with lots of rare stuff.
What is important, and why I have no hesitation in pushing it, is  
"that all profits from the CD set will go towards helping to meet the  
medical expenses for Richard Sudhalter."
An extremely worthy cause.
It is in stock at Worlds Records (Novato CA). The Worlds' Itemcode No.  
is 63120.
Kind regards,

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