[78-L] Good-Time Charlie

Dan Van Landingham danvanlandingham at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 21 19:25:23 PDT 2010

I had the "Huckle Buck" on a Dorsey LP from the '70s.It was a great record.I once saw it in a Saint Vin-
cent DePaul store in Eugene,Oregon and passed it up.I wished now I hadn't.The only Shavers-Dorsey
stuff I have now is confined to a couple of LaserLight CDs from the early '90s on their "Jazz Collectors"
series.One Shavers performance that comes to mind is his "The Cuttin' Out Blues" which sounded like a
reworking of the trumpet solo from Coleman Hawkins' "Disorder at the Border" from 1944.I believe Ec-
kstine recorded the same trumpet theme as "Cool Breeze" giving composer credits to Tadd Dameron.It
was one of his National recordings as I recall.Shavers was on alot of Gleason's recordings for Capitol.
What he didn't do,Bobby Hackett and Pee Wee Erwin did.

From: Taylor Bowie <bowiebks at isomedia.com>
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Subject: [78-L] Good-Time Charlie

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Julian Vein" <julianvein at blueyonder.co.uk>
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Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 12:26 AM
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> Taylor Bowie wrote:
>> Let's not forget that it's Shavers on those John Kirby records as
>> well...very skilled player!
>> Taylor
> =======================
> I prefer the later devil-may-care Shavers. The Kirbys tend to get samey.
>      Julian Vein

I agree...but they do show off his technical skill.   I'm very fond of 
Shavers on the Dorsey record of The Huckle-Buck,  about the closest TD ever 
got to  R&B!


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