I am sure you and Rob know this fascinating article ....by Albert Haim.... about Jay Whidden in
Nick's CD set "The Influence of Bix Beiderbekce" includes two tracks by Jay Whidden in Volume 2, "Louisiana" and "A Dicky Bird Told Me So."
Jay Whidden has a strong connection to Bix through Con Conrad, the composer of "Singin' the Blues."
You can hear the 1928 recording by Jay Whidden and His Carlton Hotel Orchestra of "A Room with a View" in
Pleasant, sweet record except for the vocalist . Jay Whidden himself!!!
Also on youtube Virginia (There's a blue ridge in my heart) recorded by Jay Whidden on Oct 19, 1928 with the Bixian trumpet player Max Goldberg (according to Rust; Nick, do you agree?).
The trombone soloist (Bill Mulraney) is also somewhat Bixian, no?
The Missouri Valley Collection has a great photo of Jay Whidden autographed to Coon Sanders.
Posted on Jan 21, 2009, 4:08 PM
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