[78-L] Ray Bryant, RIP
bowiebks at isomedia.com
Fri Jun 3 11:30:21 PDT 2011
And I also hope that my more recent brain fart (typing "do" instead of
"due") will never, ever be repeated by any of us.
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From: "Taylor Bowie" <bowiebks at isomedia.com>
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>I would tend to agree with Warren. My remark about Marie and Ray was do to
> some sort of brain fart, and I was happy that I was quickly corrected,
> posted to that effect as well.
> I doubt we will see my error repeated elsewhere!
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> From: "warren moorman" <wlmoorman3 at yahoo.com>
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> Sent: Friday, June 03, 2011 8:25 AM
> Subject: Re: [78-L] Ray Bryant, RIP
>> Julian, you corrected Taylor quickly, and Cary was just adding a casual
>> memory, but on the Gotham recordings of Tiny Grimes' band: they WERE in
>> fact contracted by Grimes as leader, per AFM session rules. That any
>> were actually issued under other names (as the Summers and Jay Hawkins
>> were) doesn't change that. Most Gotham label session details are sketchy,
>> and there was once debate about whether Freddie Redd played on all the
>> Gotham sessions, but it has been generally settled that Ray played on at
>> least some of the sessions around 1949-50. I believe the only still
>> member of that band is Herb Gordy, but he's in the U.S. Pacific time
>> zone, so ask him later.
>> To say that a couple of casual posts on this list can create myths is to
>> claim too great an impact for a venue that, for all its' usefulness, at
>> times is little more than an adult-sitting service for shellac interested
>> shut-ins. (ever seen what happens when there are simply no posts for more
>> than a few hours?) A Cyber-tether, if you will. Even the 'net takes more
>> than that to create lasting myths.
>> --- On Fri, 6/3/11, Julian Vein <julianvein at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
>>> So far this list has created two-and-a-half myths about Ray
>>> !. He was the brother of Marie Bryant.
>>> 2. He recorded "After Hours" with Buck Clayton!
>>> 3. He did record with Tiny Grimes in 1949, but that was a
>>> session under
>>> singer J.B. Summers's leadership, although the it has been
>>> under Grimes's name.
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