Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Discographical Forum

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Discographical Forum

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This column is designed to encourage the interest of members in the entire range of discographical jazz research. Dick will emphasize the earliest period of collecting, beginning in the 1920s, and Malcolm from the late 1930s and up. However, both of us will happily overlap. Apart from independent research and articles from members, the column also will include small discographies and label listings, reviews of discographically related books and papers, and a continual update on work in progress among members. Each entry will have an 'MW' (Malcolm Walker) or a 'DR' (Dick Raichelson) preceding it, along with a number, allowing for easy reference and correspondence. The name of the individual who submitted the information will appear below the entry heading. Any corrections or additions to an entry should be forwarded to either Malcolm or Dick. These updates will appear in a future edition of the Forum. But mainly it will be an open forum for your questions and research. Please submit information to either:

DR/220: Bubber Miley. Submitted by Richard Rains via Derek Coller

Derek Coller conveys the following information from Richard Rains with regard to the Bubber Miley articles in the Journal written by Tom Buhmann. His comment concerned the recordings of Body and Soul by Leo Reisman which took place on September and October 1930. This was discussed in Part 3 of the June 2015 issue, towards the bottom of page 26. Richard pointed out that take -14, in addition to takes 13 and 17, was also issued on Victor 22537.

DR/221: Miff Mole and Cy Touff. Submitted by Derek Coller


Amending "Jazz Records" by Jorgen Jepsen and "The Jazz Discography" by Tom Lord.

Miff Mole and his Orchestra (Bill Tinkler, co; Miff Mole, tb; Darnell Howard, cl; Don Ewell, p; Hurley Ramey, g; Earl Murphy, b; Booker T. Washington, d, vo; Tommy Port, vo).

Chicago - March 17. 1950

UB50-264 Light As A Feather vTP originally on Premium 853

UB50-265-2 When The Saints Go Marching In vBW originally on Premium 852

UB50-266 High Society originally on Premium 853

UB50-267-2 Runnin' Wild originally on Premium 852

The vocalists, not shown in the reference books, were identified by Bill Tinkler. He did not know who Tommy Port was.

Cy Touff (Muggsy Dawson, co; Cy Touff, b-tp; Mike Simpson, cl; Paul Jordan, p; Mel Schmidt, b; Frank Rullo, d).

Universal Studios. Chicago - September 10. 1956

8232 South Rampart Street Parade (3:07)

8233 Basin Street Blues (5:56)

Muskrat Ramble (2:54)

At The Jazz Band Ball (3:40)

8236 Struttin' With Some Barbecue (4:18)

8237 Royal Garden Blues (4:40)

Jepsen and Lord show South Rampart Street Parade and Muskrat Ramble as by Miff Mole with a similar personnel. This error appears to stem from a Down Beat reviewer mis-reading the sleeve notes and assuming that the six titles on side 2 are all by Miff Mole, when only the four reissues are. Where Jepsen, followed by Lord, got a personnel for these two titles is not known.

The recording date is given on the sleeve and the master numbers are from Lord (from Michel Ruppli's Chess Discography, no doubt). Matrices 8234 and 8235 are shown as unknown titles, but surely apply to Muskrat Ramble and At The Jazz Band Ball. Matrix 8232 is shown as Rampart It but has to be South Rampart Street Parade. The drummer is shown as Frank Bullo.

My thanks to Charlie Crump for supply the music and notes from this LP, and to the late Ron Clough for some of the music and initially pointing out that there were six titles by Cy Touff.

MW/147: Bill Thompson/Cliff Smalls

Submitted by Malcolm Walker/Tony Shoppee

Who he? most of you would say, re: Bill Thompson. He was the vibes player on the ARA Earl Hines sessions that produced some excellent early Wardell Gray solos. While sorting out some early correspondence I came across this note from IAJRC member Tony Shoppee. …

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