Red Nichols's Last Recorded Public Appearance

Red Nichols's Last Recorded Public Appearance

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

February 12th, 2010, 8:10 pm #1


Steve H kindly sends information about the last recorded public appearance of  Red Nichols. Here are two pages of Nichols's chronology.





It will be seen that the last recorded public appearance of Red was on Dec 16, 1964 over Los Angeles TV station KTTV. The program was not aired until Nov 25, 1965, several months after Red passed on (Jun 28, 1965).

Steve provided the link to a 5-min clip of the TV program where "Red, Pete Candoli and Al Hirt get into a "battle of the trumpets"  playing "Hot Lips."[A very different approach than the muted trumpet of Henry Busse playing his signature tune with Paul Whiteman!] [Why does "Hot Lips" remind me of "Sweet Sue"?]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aea21Btwf-4

A question for the trumpet specialists. What brand and models of horns are the three guys playing?

Thank you, Steve.

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

February 12th, 2010, 8:22 pm #2


Apologies. I forgot to cite the work that included the two pages kindly scanned by Steve.

From Scarecrow Press.

<span class="header2">The Red Nichols Story</span>
<span class="header3">After Intermission, 1942-1965</span>
Series: Studies in Jazz #22
<span class="author">[color=#003366" size="2]Philip R. Evans[/color][color=#003366" size="2], Stanley Hester, [/color][color=#003366" size="2]Stephen Hester[/color][color=#003366" size="2], and Linda Evans [/color]</span>

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<table><tr><td colspan="2">Pub Date: 1997</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2">746 pages</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2">Binding: Cloth</td></tr></table>
<strong><span class="header4">REVIEWS</span>
</strong><span class="quote_text">"...massive and thorough...should prove to be the definitive discography, of the postwar Nichols, for the foreseeable future...the thoroughness of this work and the cross indexes (song title/musician) will pretty much give enough info for anyone to deduce an approximate date/personnel with just tune titles. A loving effort."</span> <span class="affil"><strong> CADENCE</strong></span>



<strong><span class="header4">DESCRIPTION</span>
</strong>Trumpeter Ernest "Red" Nichols was an influential bandleader during the heyday of jazz in the Roaring Twenties, who nurtured the talents of such jazz luminaries as Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, and Glenn Miller. Nichols was also in constant demand as a studio musician, and, as a result, his musical output ranks him among the most prolific jazz musicians in history. This handy one-volume reference supplies jazz scholars, collectors, and fans with a complete, chronological bio-discography to all issued recordings (including compact disc) as well as unissued material, radio and television appearances, concerts, interviews, and privately owned home recordings spanning the period 1942-1965.

<strong><span class="header4">ABOUT THE AUTHORS</span>
Stanley Hester</strong> and <strong>Stephen Hester</strong> are long-time Red Nichols collectors. They are both members of the International Association of Jazz Records Collectors (IAJRC). <strong>Philip R. Evans</strong> is a renowned researcher, writer and consultant on the music and musicians of the bygone era. His books include <em>Al Jolson</em> (Scarecrow, 1985) and <em>Tram: The Frank Trumbauer Story</em> (Scarecrow, 1994). [No mention of Bix, Man and Legend. AH]



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February 12th, 2010, 9:14 pm #3

Steve H kindly sends information about the last recorded public appearance of  Red Nichols. Here are two pages of Nichols's chronology.





It will be seen that the last recorded public appearance of Red was on Dec 16, 1964 over Los Angeles TV station KTTV. The program was not aired until Nov 25, 1965, several months after Red passed on (Jun 28, 1965).

Steve provided the link to a 5-min clip of the TV program where "Red, Pete Candoli and Al Hirt get into a "battle of the trumpets"  playing "Hot Lips."[A very different approach than the muted trumpet of Henry Busse playing his signature tune with Paul Whiteman!] [Why does "Hot Lips" remind me of "Sweet Sue"?]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aea21Btwf-4

A question for the trumpet specialists. What brand and models of horns are the three guys playing?

Thank you, Steve.

Albert
Steve points out that "Hot Lips" is also the last recording of Red Nichols. As you can see in page 567 in the previous posting, "Hot Lips" was recorded in Dec 1964 and issued as a 45 rpm record, Magnolia MS 1071.

It is  noteworthy that Steve and his dad Stan are working hard on the definitive book about Red Nichols's life and music. It is unlikely I can help with the book since Stan and Steve are the experts. But if there is anything I can do, I'll be very happy -and honored- to assist.

Albert
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February 13th, 2010, 7:17 am #4

wow!!! does Al Hirt suck or what
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February 13th, 2010, 9:52 pm #5

Steve points out that "Hot Lips" is also the last recording of Red Nichols. As you can see in page 567 in the previous posting, "Hot Lips" was recorded in Dec 1964 and issued as a 45 rpm record, Magnolia MS 1071.

It is  noteworthy that Steve and his dad Stan are working hard on the definitive book about Red Nichols's life and music. It is unlikely I can help with the book since Stan and Steve are the experts. But if there is anything I can do, I'll be very happy -and honored- to assist.

Albert
Steve H kindly sends scans of both sides of Magnolia MS 1071, the last record made by Red Nichols.

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Thank you Steve.

Albert
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