[Dixielandjazz] While we're speaking of Miff Mole, a question....

Hal Vickery hvickery_80 at msn.com
Sun Aug 16 20:25:20 PDT 2009

I couldn't remember if Secrest was on that record. I could have been thinking of another record I liked.  Do you know if Miff Mole made any records for Commodore in the '40s?  That has popped into my mind, but that recollection could be as valid as the Secrest one.

Hal Vickery

> CC: dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com
> From: bhaesler at bigpond.net.au
> To: hvickery_80 at msn.com
> Subject: While we're speaking of Miff Mole, a question....
> Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 11:06:13 +1000
> Hal Vickery wrote:
> > Former Chicago jazz DJ Dick Buckley used to play a record from the  
> > '40s that had Miff and (I think) Andy Secrest.  The story was that  
> > Miff was absolutely smashed by the time they recorded this  
> > particular cut, but the solo is terrific.  Anybody know the title/ 
> > label?
> Dear Hal,
> My files do not shown any Miff Mole/Andy Secrest recordings during the  
> 1940s (or at any other time).
> If you discount Miff's time with the Paul Whiteman orch and the  
> recordings with Whiteman's Bouncing Brass and Swing Wing alongside  
> Charle Teagarden, the following are the only candidates from 1940s  
> studio sessions I could find:
> Yank Lawson, Muggsy Spanier, Max Kaminsky, Bobby Hackett, Hot Lips  
> Page, [there were no studio records while he was with Benny Goodman in  
> 1943], Yank Lawson and Sterling Bose.
> Very kind regards,
> Bill. 

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