[Dixielandjazz] King Chanticleer ~ Ginny ~ Bill Johnson

Bill Haesler bhaesler at bigpond.net.au
Tue Oct 13 14:40:40 PDT 2009

<richard.flecknell at ntlworld.com> wrote (in part]:
> Have you heard Bill Johnson's backing on Canal Street Blues 1923  
> King Oliver (I like him ~ more known as bass player though). Pioneer  
> Jazz man. The experts will tell you more.

Dear Richard,
Sorry, it is Bud Scott.
Forget the experts, who have based the identification on a set of  
publicity photographs taken at the time and the later (prompted?)  
memories of Baby Dodds and Bill Johnson.
My ears told me back in the 1940s that it was Bud Scott. Never any  
doubt in my mind.
I am even more convinced after listening to the excellent remastered  
Archeophone CD.
It is definitely Bud Scott's style, to be heard on the 22 June Oliver  
session for Okeh and Scott's later work with Oliver's Dixie Syncopators.
Very kind regards,

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