[78-L] banjo player id wanted
craigventresco at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 15:27:29 PST 2011
Look it up in Tim Brooks' Columbia book...someone (I don't own it but
somebody here must).
My guess is Ruby Brooks. He made lots of records and was a famous banjoist
and composer of banjo rep in his day. he died really young.
I have Hunky Dory on Columbia/Climax by Brooks.
Check the take number. If it's a low take, it's probably Brooks.
On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 6:23 PM, DanKj <MLK402 at verizon.net> wrote:
> "The Banjo on Record" says it was Ossman & unknown pianist, recorded "ca.
> June 1901" . Same book shows no Columbia records
> by Brooks.
> Vess Ossman definitely (his name is anounced) recorded Salome for Victor
> around that time - maybe you can compare the two &
> recognize his style.
> Here it is: http://www.box.net/shared/4a1cv6e67s
> (Imperial Marimba Band recorded Salome on Edison Diamond Disc, much later
> ... a favorite record of mine)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bud Black" <banjobud at cfl.rr.com>
> To: <78-l at klickitat.78online.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 4:59 PM
> Subject: Re: [78-L] banjo player id wanted
> > Oly Oakley maybe?
> > Bud
> > -------Original Message-------
> > From: David Lennick
> > Date: 02/02/11 16:27:34
> > To: 78-L Mail List
> > Subject: Re: [78-L] banjo player id wanted
> > The reason I say "not Vess Ossman" is because there were several
> > recorded around these numbers, and presumably some were remakes by
> > artists. Ossman did a couple of them but isn't listed for 294. And these
> > numbers definitely fall in the 1901-1902 period. A best seller could have
> > acquired a Grand Prize label after 1904. Rust lists Ossman as recording
> > Hunky
> > Dory" on Columbia 290 around June 1901. Ossman's next Columbia in Rust is
> > 461,
> > around November 1901. Anyone know who Ruby Brooks is?
> > dl
> > On 2/2/2011 4:19 PM, zimrec at juno.com wrote:
> >> I'm a little confused. It seems you are saying that the identity of the
> > performer on Columbia 294 is not known but is definitely no Vess Ossman
> > that it was recorded ca. 1901-02. However, the label mentions Grand
> > St. Louis 1904, so I was assuming that the recording dated from around
> > period. Does the recording date from as early as 1901-02? Art - - - - -
> - -
> > - - - - - - - Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 18:27:48 -0500
> >> From: David Lennick<dlennick at sympatico.ca>
> >> Subject: Re: [78-L] banjo player id wanted
> >> To: 78-L Mail List<78-l at klickitat.78online.com>
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> >> Ruby Brooks on Climax 294, unknown on Columbia and Manhattan 294. Not
> >> Ossman, per the Columbia books. This is from that period when dates are
> > only
> >> being guessed at..likely 1901-2.
> >> dl
> >> On 2/1/2011 6:19 PM, zimrec at juno.com wrote:
> >>> Does anyone know identity of banjo player on Columbia 294 - Salome
> > Intermezzo. I'm
> >> curious also about the recording date, prob. ca. 1906-07. Art
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