[Dixielandjazz] Pee Wee Hunt and his Orchestra

Bill Haesler bhaesler at bigpond.net.au
Tue Oct 27 00:56:32 PDT 2009

Bill Haesler wrote [in part]:
> It was here in 1948 that he recorded a dixieland 'send up' version  
> of  the 1919 classic "Twelfth Street Rag" (Euday L Bowman) for a  
> radio-only transcription session.

Dear Dave,
"Twelfth Street Rag" was composed in 1914.

> So far as I can find (at the moment) Joe 'Fingers' Carr [rn: Lou  
> Bush] recorded with Pee Wee Hunt on LP as follows:
> "Pee Wee and "Fingers"" Capitol T-783  (1956)
> Joe "Fingers" Carr and Pee Wee Hunt - 'Class of '25' Capitol T-935   
> (1957).
> I do not have tune titles, so some on your CD (tracks 13 - 24] may  
> be from the above LPs.
> I'll replay my CD later to see if Carr is present.

I forgot to correct this before I hit the <send> button.
Tracks 13 - 24 are from a Pee Wee Hunt LP called 'Twenties' Style'  
which I have on an EMI 'Regal' LP.
Most likely sourced from Capitol, as there was an Australian EMI/ 
Capitol tie-up at this time.
So, it probably has no connection to the Fingers/Pee Wee LPs.

In the meantime, I checked these 'easy-listening-dixie' sides.
Certainly no Joe 'Fingers' Carr there.
Kind regards,

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