Storyville No. 73


Oct 1977


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Visitor: Jabbo Smith; Encyclopaedia project;  20's labels discographical data.

New Books

reviewed by Laurie Wright and Howard Rye

Jazz Solography Series Vol. 5 (Lester Young 36-42), Vol. 7 (Tenor sax Budd Johnson, Cecil Scott, Elmer Williams, Dick Wilson), Vol. 8 (Red Allen tp and voc) by Jan Evensmo and Per Borthen (Vol. 8). 

A Finnish Jazz Discography by Hans Westerberg.

Leon Abbey

Ralph Gulliver; add. material from Frank Driggs and Bertrand Demeusy

25 pages, many photos. Leon Abbey's life and musical career, his travels.

Paramount Serenaders 1923 - 1926

Bruce Bastin, Dave Gladen, Chris Hillman, John Holley, Ron Jewson, Richard Rains, Derek Hamilton-Smith, Laurie Wright

Discussing the Paramount blues and instrumental recordings c. February 1926 to May 1926 (Austin's Mus. Ambassadors, Lovie Austin, Ida Cox, Ma Rainey).

On Banjos And Guitars

with Richard Warner

Very interesting discussion and essay on the different kinds of instruments (4-6 strings) and their tuning. Characteristics of some great players (St. Cyr, Lang).

Fountain - Retrieval


Foun FJ 114: Wolverines; Retr FG 404 Isham Jones.



VLP 45 Gulf Coast Seven, Original Jazz Hounds; HAL 12 (The Echo of A Song; Bowlly, Gonella, Stone)

Record Reviews


Shoestr SS 102 (Teagarden - Hackett Holl. Bowl 63); MCA 510.144 (Cl. Williams); Foun FJ 114 (Wolverines); World Rec SHC 42 (2 rec. Ellington/Hor. Henderson); Arc 2007 (Territories (Lee, Alex Jackson, Mosby); Folkw FTS 31042 (Little Br. Montgomery); Magpie PY 4401 (Piano Blues - Spand, Montgomery, Wes Wallace, Louise Johnson, Ezell, Blinde Blake, James Wiggins, Henry Brown, Charles Avery); Jazz&Jazz 001 (Tom Baker's San Francisco JB); MCA 510.116 (Kokomo Arnold 34-38); Shoestr SS 100; SS 101 (Bunny Berigan)  


Discographical Forum

# 337 to 340


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