[78-L] Roy Eldridge 100
Dan Van Landingham
danvanlandingham at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 31 17:12:24 PST 2011
I used to own "The Essential Gene Krupa" on a Verve LP.It seems to me Anita
O'Day was on it
recreating their "Let Me Off Uptown".I haven't had the album in years.
From: Julian Vein <julianvein at blueyonder.co.uk>
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Sent: Mon, January 31, 2011 4:53:41 PM
Subject: Re: [78-L] Roy Eldridge 100
> As a 16 year old I was lucky enough to get an invite to attend Roy's 66th
> birthday party at a restaurant in Port Chester, NY. I saw him right after
> that in NYC - wasn't Jimmy Ryan's. Carnegie? Town Hall? At any rate, he
> remembered me coming up to him to have him sign the Columbia 78 reissue of
> "Rockin' Chair" with Krupa's band. I found him to be quite warm, friendly
> and funny. I still have a WKCR radio birthday tribute where he was at the
> studio and the station personnel all sang "Happy Birthday" to him. When they
> had finished he replied, "that was a little 'free' wasn't it"?!
> Some all-time favorite Roy? Listen to the master and alternate take of
> "Wabash Stomp" on Vocalion, the Chocolate Dandies session on Commodore and
> the recreation of hits with Gene Krupa on Verve.
> Scott Wenzel
I'd forgotten about the other take of "Wabash Stomp". I shall give it a
I recall an interview where Roy said he didn't like "Rockin' Chair"
because he felt it had an element of "tomming". He made not have used
those exact words. Was it on one of those Marian McPartland interviews?
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