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Red Nichols 1929

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Red Nichols feature Nichols 1929

Did you know that Eddie Condon could sing?

Here is a feature from 1929 of cornettist Red Nichols and his Five Pennies
Red Nichols had a long time musical relationship with Miff Mole. Is this Miff, and when the If is yes why didn't he got featured? I was informed by yvesfrancois it was Herb Taylor. This is probably the earliest film of Pee Wee Russell on clarinet. Who is the drummer? Dave Tough, Vic Burton or Chauncey Morehouse.
Eddie Condon plays on a mandoline guitar as well on banjo.
Of course Eddie switched to 4 string tenor guitar. Why?
Eddie"s quote:
"This all came of a conversation I had with [John] Steinbeck once when we were standing in a men's room somewhere. Steinbeck asked me why I didn't play the banjo any more and I told him that went out with the high-button shoes."

Eddie had more famous quotes:
"The boppers flat their fifths. We consume ours."
About bandleader Ted Lewis:
"Ted Lewis could make the clarinet talk. What it said was 'put me back in the case!'"

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