Red Nichols, "a sober young man" says Nat Shilkret.

Red Nichols, "a sober young man" says Nat Shilkret.

Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

July 10th, 2011, 12:50 pm #1


From "Nathaniel Shilkret, Sixty Years in the Music Business" by Nathaniel Shilkret, edited by Niel Shell and Barbara Shilkret.



Shilkret tells us that Nichols was "different from the general run of jazz men from the late 1920s." That may account for the unfair maligning of Red Nichols by some of the musicians he played/recorded with.

As far as I know, Red never recorded with Nat Shilkret's  orchestra. Was Nat Shilket the music director for  some of the following  Victor sides?

Red and Miff Stompers - Feb 11, 1927 Delirium/Davenport Blues  Vic 20778

Red and Miff Stompers - Oct 12, 1927 Slippin' Around Vic 21397 Feelin' No Pain Vic 21183

Red Nichols' Stompers - Oct 26, 1927 Sugar/Make My Cot ... Vic 20156

Red Nichols and His Orchestra - Jun 21, 1928 Harlem Twist/Five Pennies Vic 21560

Red and His Big Ten Nov 18, 1930 - That's Where the South Begins/I'm Tickled Pink with a Blue-Eyed Baby  Vic 23026

Red and His Big Ten Jan 5, 1931 - At Last I'm Happy  Vic 23033

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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

July 10th, 2011, 7:21 pm #2


.... Davenport Blues, take a look at the record label.



Bix's last name is misspelled again! I don't remember having seen this version with an "s" at the end. The "i" before "e" is rather common.

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July 10th, 2011, 9:20 pm #3

From "Nathaniel Shilkret, Sixty Years in the Music Business" by Nathaniel Shilkret, edited by Niel Shell and Barbara Shilkret.



Shilkret tells us that Nichols was "different from the general run of jazz men from the late 1920s." That may account for the unfair maligning of Red Nichols by some of the musicians he played/recorded with.

As far as I know, Red never recorded with Nat Shilkret's  orchestra. Was Nat Shilket the music director for  some of the following  Victor sides?

Red and Miff Stompers - Feb 11, 1927 Delirium/Davenport Blues  Vic 20778

Red and Miff Stompers - Oct 12, 1927 Slippin' Around Vic 21397 Feelin' No Pain Vic 21183

Red Nichols' Stompers - Oct 26, 1927 Sugar/Make My Cot ... Vic 20156

Red Nichols and His Orchestra - Jun 21, 1928 Harlem Twist/Five Pennies Vic 21560

Red and His Big Ten Nov 18, 1930 - That's Where the South Begins/I'm Tickled Pink with a Blue-Eyed Baby  Vic 23026

Red and His Big Ten Jan 5, 1931 - At Last I'm Happy  Vic 23033

Albert
You ask if Nat Shilkret was the recording director for the Red Nichols' / Red and Miff's Stompers sessions at Victor. It seems that he was, at least for:-


Red and Miff Stompers - Oct 12, 1927 Slippin' Around (Vic 21397) Feelin' No Pain (Vic 21183)


This is according to:-


http://victor.library.ucsb.edu/index.ph ... pin_around

and

http://victor.library.ucsb.edu/index.ph ... ng_no_pain


You also mention:-


Red and Miff Stompers - Feb 11, 1927 Delirium/Davenport Blues (Vic 20778)

and

Red Nichols' Stompers - Oct 26, 1927 Sugar/Make My Cot ... Vic 20156


However, Shilkret is not listed as the recording director for either of these sessions (though that doesn't necessarily mean that he wasn't!):-


http://victor.library.ucsb.edu/index.ph ... /800012026

http://victor.library.ucsb.edu/index.ph ... 0512-Sugar

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