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#1 Post by Ryan » Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:02 am

Anyone know of any GREAT versions of this you would spin other than Fletcher's on "Tidal Wave"?

Yes, I know the Wolverines did a rendition.

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#2 Post by Mr Awesomer » Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:38 am

Bunny Berigan's perhaps... but I'd have to relisten to it before recommending it.
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#3 Post by Toon Town Dave » Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:07 pm

The Wolverines version is pretty close to Berigan's version. I spin both on occasion.

I have some older King Oliver/Louis Armstrong version that are good arrangements but the recordings/remastering isn't very good for DJ'ing.

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#4 Post by Ryan » Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:19 pm

Yeah, I already listend to the Berigan versions, which are solid but don't really stand out from the Henderson version to me. I'm wondering mainly if anyone knows of versions you can't look up on Allmusic.

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#5 Post by Bob the Builder » Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:59 pm

I assume you are talking about the later recording (1930s) of it.
Keith Nichols has recording a very nice transcription of the 1926 (I Think) recording.

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#6 Post by Ryan » Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:31 pm

Yeah, I was talking about the later Henderson version that you find on "Tidal Wave".

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#7 Post by trev » Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:39 pm

I really like the 1924 Fletcher Henderson version. Not so much for DJing, because the quality is poor, but I love that most of the track is fairly pedestrian, and then Louis Armstrong comes in and swings it so hard that everybody else in the band looks lame. This recording is a great insight into how Louis was so different, and how he taught the Fletcher Henderson band how to swing. 8)

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#8 Post by Jonas » Tue May 08, 2007 6:44 am

Ryan wrote:Anyone know of any GREAT versions of this you would spin other than Fletcher's on "Tidal Wave"?

Yes, I know the Wolverines did a rendition.
Ryan, since you like Henderson's 1934 version (as do I), there's a good chance you'll also like Buster Bailey's 1934 version off of "Sounds of Harlem, Vol. 1" [Hep #1065]. It clocks in at around 220 bpm.

I can highly recommend getting the CD for the other tracks as well. It's great combo jazz by 1934-1937 Harlem bands, on clear John R.T. Davies transfers, good for deejaying.

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#9 Post by Eyeball » Tue May 08, 2007 7:36 am

Isn't there a Ben Pollack version from the late 20s? Or one or two by some other hot white NYC bands?
Will big bands ever come back?

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#10 Post by Bob the Builder » Wed May 09, 2007 3:20 am

Have a look into these recordings:

Buster Bailey and his Seven Chocolate Dandies : Henry "Red" Allen (tp) J.C. Higginbotham (tb) Buster Bailey (cl) Benny Carter (as) Charlie Beal (p) Danny Barker (g)
Elmer James (b) Walter Johnson (d) Fletcher Henderson (arr)
New York, December 28, 1934

16446-1 Shanghai shuffle Voc 2887, De F5492, Par (E)R2612, Col DO-2262
Rarities RA17
16446-2 Shanghai shuffle Col 35677

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Bunny Berigan has also got seeral recordings in 1938
- Broadcast, New York, April 10, 1938
- Broadcast "Paradiso Restaurant", New York, April 24, 1938
- New York, June 27, 1938

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Sunrise in different dimensions : Sun Ra and his Arkestra :
"Gasthof Mohren", Willisau, Switzerland, February 24, 1980

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Jim Galloway - Toronto, 1982
Columbia (Can)NPCC80068

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San Francisco Starlight Orchestra
Berkeley, CA, January 13, 2001
Stomp Off CD1364 [CD]


Loads to look into:

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