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#1 Mon, 2012-02-13 10:40
ihorsr
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dig this boogie

fyi...

I-) ihor

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from http://www.charliegillett.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=19987
Wynonie Harris & Sun Ra: Dig This Boogie

When Bruce Bastin licensed material from the then owners of Bullet in
1980 he also obtained copies of the blues session files. The Harris
entry is thus:

WYNONIE (MR. BLUES) HARRIS with JIMMY JACKSON and HIS ORCHESTRA
V with Jackie Allen (tp) Jimmy Jackson (as) Herman Blount (p), b, d.
Omit tp/as -1.
Nashville, c. March 1946

A Dig this boogie -1 Bullet 251
B Lightnin’ struck the poor house Bullet 251
A My baby’s barrel house Bullet 252
B Drinkin’ by myself Bullet 252

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiRwrPgheFI Wynonie Harris with Sun
Ra: Dig This Boogie (Bullet 78 rpm)
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Mon, 2012-02-13 11:26
David Brockman
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Cool! Thanks for sharing this.

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On 2/13/2012 12:40 PM, ihor sunrise wrote:
> fyi...
>
> I-) ihor
>
> ----------
>
> from http://www.charliegillett.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=19987
> Wynonie Harris& Sun Ra: Dig This Boogie
>
> When Bruce Bastin licensed material from the then owners of Bullet in
> 1980 he also obtained copies of the blues session files. The Harris
> entry is thus:
>
> WYNONIE (MR. BLUES) HARRIS with JIMMY JACKSON and HIS ORCHESTRA
> V with Jackie Allen (tp) Jimmy Jackson (as) Herman Blount (p), b, d.
> Omit tp/as -1.
> Nashville, c. March 1946
>
> A Dig this boogie -1 Bullet 251
> B Lightnin’ struck the poor house Bullet 251
> A My baby’s barrel house Bullet 252
> B Drinkin’ by myself Bullet 252
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiRwrPgheFI Wynonie Harris with Sun
> Ra: Dig This Boogie (Bullet 78 rpm)
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Tue, 2012-02-14 13:30
Robert L. Campbell
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Saturnians and Saturnites,

A little bit more about the Wynonie Harris session for Bullet comes from the liners to the Bear Family set Nashville Jumps.

Jim Buliet was able to record Wynonie Harris and Cecil Gant for his tiny, brand-new label because he'd cut a deal with their manager, Harold Oxley.  (Oxley was Mob-connected, and generally not a guy you'd want to get on the wrong side of.)

Bullet used Studio B at radio station WSM in Nashville for its first sessions.

There's some awkwardness with the placement of the drums on the session.  And on "Lightnin' Struck the Poor House," you can't hear any drums until Wynonie has finished his first vocal chorus.  Meanwhile, there's no such awkwardness with the drums on the Cecil Gant session, done around the same time in the same venue. Martin Hawkins, in the Bear Family booklet, surmised, I think correctly, that the band's regular drummer didn't show and Wynonie Harris had to do double duty (he had been billed as a show drummer at times in the past).

And there's no string bass on the session.  Probably none on the gig, either.  Small groups often played clubs in the late 1940s with just piano and drums for a rhythm section.

Also, the bandleader's name is spelled "Jimmie" on the original Bullet labels.

Robert Campbell

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