[Dixielandjazz] Charlie Butterfield Tb - Was Cheer up

Paxite paxite at comcast.net
Wed Oct 20 17:29:25 PDT 2010

Charlie Butterfield was a neat guy and a very close friend of my father, Don Bryan. They enjoyed each other's sense of humor, among other things.

My father was one of the top trumpet players in New York from the mid-20s through the early '40s. He and Mannie Klein had a mutual admiration society, having worked together on many early radio shows and recordings. Both thought the other was the best.

Charlie and Dad had played together for many years with Don Voohees, beginning in the early days of network radio. When not with Voorhees, he was first trumpet for Fred Waring for about ten years. He had taught Waring how to conduct an orchestra.

When Voohees gave up conducting the music for the duPont Cavalcade of America Monday night radio drama, because of the Bell Telephone Hour, my Dad took over as conductor for him. Charlie always was on his list of must musicians in any of his studio work.

I never knew Charlie's son. If he is still around and you think he might be interested, please try to put us in contact with each other. Give me an e-mail address or a telephone number, and I'll do the rest. Thanks.

Donald Pack Bryan 

P.S. Did you know that Charlie stuttered?

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