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Seek Blythe "Regal Stomp" or Capitol A-131
By Erik York

Hello,  I'm searching for a recut copy of Capitol A-131 (a 15-tune
'A' roll).  The tune list is

 1. Sonny Boy - FT
 2. Early In The Morning - W
 3. Here's That Party Now In Person - FT
 4. Girl Of The Southern Seas - W
 5. That's Why I'm Jealous Of You - FT
 6. That's What Puts The "Sweet" In Home Sweet Home - FT
 7. Hallelujah I'm a Bum - W
 8. Joan - FT
 9. Then Came The Dawn - FT
10. Silver Bay - W
11. Sleep Baby Sleep - FT
12. Regal Stomp - Blues
13. Dusky Stevedore - FT
14. Whistling The Blues Away - One-step
15. Hello Montreal

I believe this roll was re-cut in the past by Ed Freyer and possibly
also by Dave Miner.  A re-cut copy of this was offered recently on eBay.

I am specifically after one tune, "Regal Stomp - Blues", which I believe
is a duet with James Blythe and Charlie Clark.  I would also accept
(and prefer) an 88-note conversion re-cut of this tune, if one even
exists.  I'm not sure but it could be possible Regal Stomp appeared
as a tune on other Capitol rolls, but without a rollography in my
possession, I am not sure.  Perhaps someone out there knows where, and
in what collection, the original A-roll exists with this historically
significant piece on it?  I would also consider re-cutting this in
a small batch in order to obtain Regal Stomp.

Any help, info, or advice on this would be very greatly appreciated.

Erik York
Newberg, Oregon

 [ Found at :
 [ "Biograph CD, "The Greatest Ragtime of the Century" ...
 [ "The final Blythe performance, REGAL STOMP, has never been reissued
 [ until now.  It is a rare duet by Blythe and his nephew Charles
 [ (Charlie) Clark.  They recorded it on Champion 16451 on March 20,
 [ 1931, in Richmond, Indiana.  The title for that recording was BOW TO
 [ YOUR PAPA.  The Capitol roll of this duet must have been recorded at
 [ about the same time because Blythe died seven weeks later (on
 [ Sunday, June 14, 1931).
 [ "REGAL STOMP was probably a fun throwaway duet that Blythe and
 [ Clark worked up to play at parties.  The performance here, after a
 [ four-bar intro, consists of an ad lib version of two choruses of the
 [ pop tune 'DEED I DO.  The dynamic duo then switched to the same chord
 [ sequence used in the tune AIN'T SHE SWEET to finish the performance.
 [ "It's almost tragic that more of these wonderful performances didn't
 [ survive, on the other hand, how lucky we are to be able to hear the
 [ performances that do survive, as if we were right there, live!"
 [ Michael Montgomery, June, 1987
 [ -- Robbie

(Message sent Thu 27 May 2010, 08:20:15 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  A-131, Blythe, Capitol, or, Regal, Seek, Stomp

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