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Jay McShann's band,

Cherokee,

Additional: It was a paper disk.
 

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Gene said:
Who was in the band and what did they play?
It was a big band. That's 12-18 players.

Jay McShann on piano, obviously.
 

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What is this... Jeopardy Jazz Hour.. I can tell you where Charlie Parker played his first professional gig... (which was on tenor saxophone)
 

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martysax said:
Is it true that you were the engineer?
No, I was the fireman. They wouldn't let me work the throttle.
 

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martysax said:
So you're not Choo Choo Charlie?
Nope, I just worked the shovel, and jumped when told...
Wait, sorry, that was Casey Jones
 

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hakukani said:
Nope, I just worked the shovel, and jumped when told...
Wait, sorry, that was Casey Jones
Another Grateful Dead Classic mentioned on Sax on the Web!:D
 

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martysax said:
Another Grateful Dead Classic mentioned on Sax on the Web!:D
Okay, I need a little history lesson here obviously...
Please tell me that I don't have to look at Jerry Garcia like I've had to look at the Hoff...please?!
 

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hakukani said:
Okay, I need a little history lesson here obviously...
Please tell me that I don't have to look at Jerry Garcia like I've had to look at the Hoff...please?!
You kind-of remind me of Jerry. Could you grow your hair out and put on shades? You can keep the finger.
 

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http://www.birdlives.co.uk/content/view/42/114/

There were 'cheap' recording options back in the early forties. They cut this version of Cherokee on a paper disk, as opposed to wax.

As to the year 41 or 42, I can't really see why that is important, unless you're doing a research paper.
 

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This just in. A new discography has earlier recordings. The paper disk is the first recording of Cherokee. My bad.
So the first recording of Charlie Parker is unaccompanied. Ain't the innernet wonderful?

http://web.tiscali.it/treffi/parker/parkerdisco.htm
 

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martysax said:
You kind-of remind me of Jerry. Could you grow your hair out and put on shades? You can keep the finger.
The rhythm guitar/harp player in my band is missing the same finger as Jerry. He's not dead, though (yet).
Also, my hair is pulled back in a pony tail, so it's already long.
 

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Recording Nov. 30 1940 Station KFBI, Wichita, Kans
with Orville Minor and B. Anderson trumpets; Bob Gould Trb; Charlie Parker Alto, William Scott TS, J McShann piano; Gene Ramey bass and Gus Johnson Drums.

I Found A New Baby
Body and Soul

December 2, 1940 - KFBI same personell except Bob Mabane plays tenor and Bud Gould adds a violin.

Moten Swing
Coquette
Lady Be Good
Wichita Blues
Honeysuckle Rose

First 1941 recording in Dallas April 30 th
when they record Swingmatism, Hootie Blues and Dexter Blues

Info from Lawrence Koch, "Yardbird Suite."

and Bird still LIVES

These recordings available on ONYX records "Early Bird"
 

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spartacus said:
Recording Nov. 30 1940 Station KFBI, Wichita, Kans
KFBI is still around. It's a country station.

(I'm from Wichita).
 

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hakukani said:
KFBI is still around. It's a country station.

(I'm from Wichita).
I went to school at KU in Lawrence but never got to KC to visit his grave.
 
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