[Dixielandjazz] Irving Garner

Dick Baker djml at dickbaker.org
Sun Jul 7 14:46:50 PDT 2013

Reality will set in when they start looking for it.  I just searched 
again, and the only two copies (used, of course) I could find were at 
musicstack.com for $56 and $66.  I can't imagine that more than a 
handful were sold when it came out because (a) Paul Smith's name 
wasn't on the LP at all, and obviously nobody would recognize the 
name Irving Garner, and (b) for that matter, very few people outside 
the jazz community would have known the name Paul Smith.

As a reminder, curious DJML'ers can get "The Best of Irving Garner" 
at http://dickbaker.org/smith-garner/ for the time being.

I saw Paul Smith once in person (in the 1980s, I think, possibly 
'90s) when he accompanied Steve Allen in an appearance in the D.C. area.

Dick Parks wrote:

>And now today's paper prints the obit for Paul Smith, session piano player
>who was in great demand and who had the alter ego "Irving Garner".
>Dick Baker, take note:  Garner's recordings will now experience a sales

      Dick Baker
  djml at dickbaker.org

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