Wednesday

DECEMBER 8TH



BIRTHDAYS




1905
Robert Peter "Pete" Beilmann, trombone 
b. Lancaster, PA, USA.



1913

"Gatemouth" Moore, vocals 

b. Topeka, KS, USA.
Blues shouter, and later gospel preacher, Gatemouth Moore got his start in Kansas City while still a teenager, singing for the bands of Bennie Moten and Walter Barnes. Graced with a smooth but powerful voice similar to Charles Brown, Moore spent the 1940's penning and recording songs, most notably "Have You Ever Loved a Woman," which would later be covered by B.B. King and the previously mentioned Charles Brown. Others would revisit Moore's songs too with Rufus Thomas covering Gatemouth's "Somebody's Got to Go" and Jimmy Witherspoon adopted "Christmas Blues".
In 1949 Moore gave up secular singing for the gospel trail. He still sang and recorded, but almost exclusively gospel material and spent most of the ensuing decades working in churches and promoting gospel music through radio programs that he hosted. In 2003, Moore appeared in director Richard Pearce's film Road to Memphis singing a latter day song he wrote titled "Beale Street Ain't Beale Street No More." The following year, the singer dubbed Gatemouth because of his massive voice passed away from natural causes at the age of 90.
~ Wade Kergan





1909
Skyland "Scotty" Wiseman 
singer-songwriter/guitar
b. Ingalls, NC, USA.
Member: "Lulu Belle & Scotty (Wiseman - her husband)".
Among the tunes Wiseman composed are "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You" (now a Country 'standard'), and "Remember Me" (Lulu was born Myrtle Eleanor Cooper in Boone, NC, USA) In 1958, The couple left the 'National Barn Dance Show'. Scotty returned to college, got his Master's degree, and in time became a teacher, a farmer, and a bank director. Lulu Belle became active in community activities. She eventually was elected to serve two terms in the North Carolina legislature as the Democratic representative for three counties.

 Hillbilly-Music.com - Scotty (Skyland Scotty) Wiseman

Notable Events Occurring
On This Date Include:





1939. 
On this date,
Frank Sinatra had his last
recording session with the Harry James Band.
(recorded "Every Day of My Life" and "Ciribiribin".)




1967. 
Keg Johnson, trombone
died in Chicago, IL, USA.
Age: 58.
Worked with Lucky Millinder Orch.
Keg Johnson: Information from Answers.com



1967. 
Gene Montgomery, tenor sax
died in Los Angeles, CA, USA.





1967. 
Otto Gray, C&W bandleader/MC, died.
Age: 83 (b. March 2, 1884, Stillwater, OK, USA).



1969. 
James "Kokomo" Arnold, guitar
died in Chicago, IL, USA.

Age: 68.
Songs Recorded/Released
On This Day Include:



1922


Ladd's Black Aces

Mamie Smith's Jazz Hounds - The Darktown Flappers Ball
  • Mean Man



    Bailey's Lucky Seven - Baby Blue Eyes


    1923


    Lucille Hegamin and her Dixie Daisies - You May Be Fast "But" Mamma's Gonna Slow You Down
    • If You Don't Give Me What I Want (I'm Gonna Get It Somewhere Else)


      1926



      Red Nichols' Five Pennies - That's No Bargain
      Coon Sanders Nighthawks Orchestra in 1923. left to right: Nick Musolina, Pop Estep, Joe Richolson, Carleton Coon, Tom Beckham, Joe Sanders, John Thiell, Orville Knapp, and Harold Thiel. Photo Inserts: Carleton Coon on the left, Joe Sanders on the right.
      Coon Sanders Nighthawks Orchestra

      Coon Sanders Nighthawks Orchestra - My Baby Knows How - Vocal refrain by J.L. Sanders




        Waring's Pennsylvanians
        Waring's Pennsylvanians - I Love The College Girls
        • I'm A Little Fonder Of You - Vocal refrain by Tom Waring


        Waring's Pennsylvanians - Where Do You Work-a, John? (Push-a, Push-a, Push-a)




          Fletcher Henderson Orchestra - Clarinet Marmalade



          1927


          McKenzie-Condon Chicagoans - Sugar

          McKenzie-Condon Chicagoans - China Boy


            1927


            Marion Harris - Did You Mean It?

            Marion Harris - The Man I Love - (From "Strike Up The Band")

            TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GREAT MARION HARRIS
            AND TO SEE HER SING AFRAID OF YOU ...


            Lonnie Johnson - Why Should I Grieve After You're Gone


            1928



            Earl Hines
            Earl Hines - Blues In Thirds
            Earl Hines - Off Time Blues


              1931



              Tom Gerun and his Orchestra - All Of Me

              Tom Gerun and his Orchestra - When We're Alone (Penthouse Serenade)


                1932



                Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra

                Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra - Hobo You Can't Ride This Train




                  Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra
                  • Eadie was a Lady
                  • I Go for That - Featuring Four Modernaires (Swing Wing)
                  • Jeepers Creepers - Vocal by Four Modernaires & Jack Teagarden

                    LYRICS:


                    Did You Mean It?
                    ~(Jesse Greer / Mort Dixon)

                    Did you mean it
                    When you made that mischief dance in your eyes
                    Did you mean it
                    When it ended in a kiss
                    Did you mean it
                    When you made me see new stars in the sky
                    Did you mean it
                    Was it much too sweet to miss
                    And did you mean that remark
                    That you whispered in the dark
                    You said you'd be
                    Absolutely on the up and up with me
                    Did you mean it
                    When you held me while the night drifted by
                    Did you mean it
                    Hope you did `cause so did I




                    EADIE WAS A LADY
                    >From the Broadway Musical "Take A Chance" (1933)
                    ( Richard Whiting / Nacio Herb Brown / Buddy De Sylva )

                    Maud and Mabel, seated at a table
                    Talking over bygone days
                    Mabel sporty, fat and over forty
                    Said, “Remember Edith Hayes”


                    Eadie was a sucker for a bottle and glass
                    But in spite of everything that gal had class
                    Then one winter, she wed a Chinese printer
                    Struck her with refined like ways


                    But Eadie was a lady (Eadie was a lady)
                    Though her past was shady (Though her past was shady)
                    Eadie had class, with a capital K


                    Though her life was merry (Though her life was merry)
                    She had savoir fairey (Talking of savoir fairey) 
                    Eadie did things in a ladylike way


                    She would have a golden toothpick handy
                    After meals she’d flash it about
                    Remember how she used to drink her brandy
                    With her finger sticking well out


                    For Eadie was a lady (Eadie was a lady)
                    Ask P. I. O’Grady
                    Eadie had class, with a capital K

                    TRIVIA:

                    This song was used as the basis for the 1945 film "Eadie Was A Lady" starring Ann Miller.
                    (Transcribed by Bill Huntley & Mel Priddle)

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