Tuesday, March 19, 2013

ESO @ Kitch - Copenhagen

Composed by Charlie Davis in 1923, legend has it Bix Beiderbecke and the Wolverines attended a Davis concert, and then swarmed the composer backstage after the show to beg permission to record his tune in '24.

Oh, and for the record, the song title refers to a popular brand of chewing tobacco -- does that make it rated R?
 — recorded at the KITCH Bar in Toronto 2013-03-12
Fletcher Henderson did a great cover of this one too, arranged by Don Redman (although arguably a collaboration of many) catapulted the Henderson band out of the commercial sound of the day and is considered by many to be the first fore-shadowing of what would become the big-band Swing sound.

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