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QRS 3996 "Wasn't It Nice", James P. Johnson
By Marc Sachnoff

Hello All,  Matthew Caulfield had asked in 030921 MMDigest about
"Wasn't It Nice" on a Wurlitzer 180 Roll.  I realized that I have this
tune on QRS #3996 played by none other than James P. Johnson.  It's
a fine medium tempo performance that swings along with that inimitable
James P. touch.  I was tickled to find it, but it wasn't in its
original box and the stenciled roll label is faint.  I had never seen
this roll credited to James P. in the rollographies.  Does any one
else own a copy?  The lyrics are quaintly risque.

Marc J. Sachnoff

 [ To help Matthew bound the date: QRS 4385, "Fowler's Hot Strut",
 [ bears catalog date code "928" = September, 1928.  QRS 3996,
 [ "Wasn't It Nice", played by James P. Johnson, was recut by
 [ Don Rand in the 1970s as HW-3003, later as CC-290.  -- Robbie

(Message sent Wed 26 Nov 2003, 04:08:28 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

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