Favorite recordings of ..... King Porter Stomp?

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Re: Favorite recordings of ..... King Porter Stomp?

#16 Post by CafeSavoy » Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:40 am

Jonas wrote: Yep, it contains the first ever recorded solo by the 19-year-old John Birks Gillespie, according to the liner notes of "1935-1937" [Classics #645].

There's an interview where Dizzy talks about that. How he used to listen to Roy Eldridge on broadcasts from the Savoy Ballroom and dream about playing at the Savoy. And how he later got to play with the Teddy Hill Orchestra, get recorded, and play the Savoy.

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#17 Post by wspeid » Wed May 23, 2007 7:20 pm

Nobody's mentioned it, but the Dutch Swing College Band did a pretty good version in 1951.

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Re: Favorite recordings of ..... King Porter Stomp?

#18 Post by main_stem » Fri May 25, 2007 9:39 am

CafeSavoy wrote:
Jonas wrote:
Eyeball wrote:Teddy Hill and His NBC Orchestra from 1937.
Man, gotta change my mind and agree with you. That version is really kickin', it tops Goodman's for now, in part because of the greater "jank" factor :D

I think that was Dizzy Gillespie's first recording.
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