California Ramblers on Gennett?

California Ramblers on Gennett?

Professor Hot Stuff
Professor Hot Stuff

April 7th, 2012, 12:07 am #1

This is one elaborate pseudonym assuming it's really a subset of the California Ramblers. Are there any California Ramblers takes on Gennett that didn't appear contemporaneously on other labels? Was there actually a musician named "Roll" Williams?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSkl9fEmyVA
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April 7th, 2012, 12:36 pm #2


According to Rust's Jazz Discography.

Bill Moore, t; Adrian Rollini, bsx, gfs; Irving Brodsky, p; Tommy Fellini, bj; Stan King, d, k. New York, Aug 1, 1924.

9010-A <em>Rambling Blues  </em>[with a 'g']<em></em>Gennett 5517, Claxtonola 40352
9011 <em>Charley, My Boy </em>Claxtonola 40352, Starr (Canada) 9596
9011-A <em>Charley My Boy</em> [no comma] Gennett 5517

The Golden Gate Orchestra recorded both tunes again on July 18 and 22, 1924.

Jul 18 -  81877-1 Charley, My Boy Col 179-D, 3542

Jul 22 - 105480 Charley, My Boy PA 036130, 1076 P 1821 er 14311, Hg 968
Jul 22 - 104582 Ramblin' Blues PA036128, 11387, Hg 960*, Per 14309, Sil 1243

Emrah has the Golden Gate version of <em>Ramblin' Blues </em>in youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4JOoG-Dejg

In answer to your questions.

1. The California Ramblers under the name of The Vagabonds recorded many sides between 1923 and 1928. A good fraction of these were issued only on the Gennett/Claxtonola/Starr (Canada) labels.

2. I have never heard of Roll Williams in the context of 1920s music. Nor of the Dixie Hod Carriers. Can anyone help?

Albert
Last edited by ahaim on April 7th, 2012, 12:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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April 7th, 2012, 12:42 pm #3


I think there are two guys playing kazoo. One is Stan King. Who is the other? Adrian?

I like this recording a lot. How about that change to a fast tempo towards the end? Terrific.

Albert
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