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.
[ Found at http://aln2.albumlinernotes.com/The_Greatest_Ragtime.html :
[ "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