[78-L] Early jazz flute solos - Cummins?
soundthink at live.com
Sun Mar 16 11:28:56 PDT 2014
I haven't heard it, but the new Dance Band discography shows it to be a penny whistle, which counts in my book. This was on Victor 22355, March 10, 1930. The reed players on that session were Wally Smith, Cecil Armitage, and Paul Blakely. I'll put that one on my "find" list!
On Mar 16, 2014, at 10:51 AM, Taylor Bowie <bowiebks at isomedia.com> wrote:
> Not long after Piccolo Pete there is another superb piccolo solo on a Victor
> dance band...the Cummins of Minnie the Mermaid...that guy REALLY tears off a
> terrific hot solo, showing amazing control of his little horn.
> Any clues who that might be on the Cummins?
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>> Still compiling my list of early jazz flute or flutelike solos on record
>> and obtained a copy of "Piccolo Pete" by Ted Weems & his Orchestra (Vi
>> 22037), recorded 6/28/29. Of course, Rust doesn't list personnel and
>> instrumentation on a song-by-song basis, just for the general session.
>> Does anyone know who the likely piccolo player would be on this record? My
>> guess would be Dick Cunliffe or Don Watt, who are the other reed men
>> besides Parker Gibbs, who was singing during the piccolo playing. Here's
>> the personnel:
>> Director - Ted Weems
>> Trumpets - Art Weems, Merrill Conner
>> Trombone - Harry Turner
>> Mellophone - Dudley Fosdick
>> Reeds - Dick Cunliffe, Don Watt, Parker Gibbs
>> Piano - Jack O'Brien
>> Banjo - Art Jarrett
>> Brass Bass - Country Washburn
>> Drums - Ormand Downes
>> Cary Ginell
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