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Capitol Blues "A" Rolls
By Richard Riley

Sometime back I posted the inquiry, "Does anyone have a list of all
the Capitol Blues A-Rolls," and I got no response.  So I am putting
together that list and will make it available to MMD.  I need
assistance verifying the information.  I have some roll numbers without
titles and some with only the first tune title.  I would appreciate
issue dates where known.

This list has been compiled primarily from recuts and offers for
recuts.  I have included a list of the info to date.  I have indicated
where I have actually listened to the roll and determined they are
primarily Blythe and Johnson performances.

I am also looking for MIDI files of these rolls as that makes
evaluation easier.  If you have a recut or an original of any of these
please let me know.  I presently have recuts of 22 of these rolls and
MIDI files for about 13.

In addition, I am currently writing an article on Southside Chicago
piano featuring Jimmy Blythe, Clarence Johnson and Lem Fowler.  This
project includes sheet music covers, photos and other relevant
material.  This project will probably include a CD of Jimmy Blythe
A-rolls where dynamics have been added.

 - - -

Capitol-Columbia All Blues A-Rolls

 Cat. No.  Tune #1; issue date & remarks

 Col-1425  Yiddisha Army Blues; need other tunes
 Col-1585  Don't Take Away Those Blues; c1920
 Col-1638  Tishomingo Blues
 Col-1670  Bow Wow Blues; 5-1922
 Col-1685  Black Eyed Blues
 Col-1690  Cuddle Up Blues
*Cap-1738  My Sweetest Woman Blues; 1928; Ed Sprankle recut, tune 1 on 2225
 Col-1741  Sweet Lovin Mama
 Col-1759  Laughin Cryin Blues; recut shows Capitol label
 Col-1764  Beale Street Blues
 Col-1824  ???? need tunes
 Col-1828  Unfortunate Blues
 ???-1916  ???? need tunes
*Cap-1925  Broadcasting Mama; 7-1925
*Cap-1958  Blue Kentucky Blues
 Cap-1972  Bluin' The Blues
 Cap-1974  King Porter Stomp
 Cap-1987  Deep Sea Blues
 Cap-2009  Wastin' Time; need other 9 tunes
*Cap-2077  Dizzy Blues
*Cap-2085  The Alcoholic Blues
 Cap-2099  ???? need tunes
 Cap-2143  Cyclone Blues
*Cap-2150  need tunes; contains Southside Stomp, Boogie Woogie Bl

 Cap-2152  ???? need tunes
*Cap-2169  My Baby Blues
 Cap-2176  Gabe Face Blues
*Cap-2225  My Sweetest Woman
*Cap-2254  Better Cut That Out
 Cap-2274  Not What He Does; need other tunes
*Cap-2282  St. Louis Blues
*Cap-2287  Fummydiddle Blues
*Cap-2301  Dyin With The Blues
*Cap-2310  Black Gal Make It Thunder
*Cap-2353  Ellis Building Stomp
*Cap-2360  Bumble Bee Blues
*Cap-2xxx  Sprankle named the unknown tunes; 6. Society Blues; I have some other correct titles.
*Cap-2xxx  Capital Jazz Waltzes; Tune 1. Why Should I Cry Over You
 Cap-2xxx  10. Careless Love; missing titles, may be not all blues.
*Cap-2???  It's Tight Like That; tune 10 missing

* Roll numbers with * indicate I have listened to roll and confirm
  primarily Blythe/Johnson.

1655  Gypsy Blues
2131  Handful of Keys
2337  You Rascal You

Are the last three Capitol or Columbia rolls, and what are the other tunes?

Richard Riley - Pianomania Music Publishing Co.
Rocklin, California
http://www.pianomania.com/
rriley1@aol.com.geentroep [delete ".geentroep" to reply]


(Message sent Fri 27 Apr 2012, 22:26:46 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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