Thanks for the detailed information.

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Indeed, it would be great if test pressings of the Goldkette-Shield recordings could be found. Let's cross our collective fingers!

Yes, looking forward to the Bix Festival. Will be there from We Aug 1, to Mo Aug 6. See you and the magical town soon.

Albert

One more question, if I may.

According to the Orlando Sentinel Jan 30, 1987, "In 1927 [CHARLES WOLCOTT] joined the Jean Goldkette band, playing piano and scoring music for such members of the band as Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. He later arranged for Paul Whiteman, Benny Goodman and the Dorsey brothers after they left Goldkette." Not mentioned in Bix biographies.

Here is an obituary.

Charles F. Wolcott, 80, Disney Film Composer

AP
Published: January 30, 1987

Charles Fredrick Wolcott, a music composer and arranger who worked with Walt Disney Studios and is credited with bringing rock-and-roll to the screen, died Wednesday. He was 80 years old.

Mr. Wolcott was born in Flint, Mich. In 1927, he joined the Jean Goldkette band, playing piano and scoring music for Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. He became an arranger for Paul Whiteman, Benny Goodman and the Dorsey brothers. Mr. Wolcott also arranged music for radio stars Rudy Vallee, George Burns and Gracie Allen.

He joined Walt Disney in 1934 and during his 10 years there wrote songs for or arranged film scores of ''The Reluctant Dragon,'' ''Bambi,'' ''Saludos Amigos,'' ''The Three Caballeros,'' ''Song of the South,'' ''Make Mine Music!'' and ''Fun and Fancy Free.''

He went to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1950 and is credited with bringing rock-and-roll to the motion picture screen, prevailing on the producer of the film ''The Blackboard Jungle'' to incorporate Bill Haley's recording of ''Rock Around the Clock'' into the film. Mr. Walcott also scored that 1955 movie.

Any confirmation of his connection to Goldkette?



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