Now, there are two complete ‘live’ renditions of Roy Eldridge’s famous trumpet flight on “ROCKIN’ CHAIR” on the, err, “market”.
The initial performance has been recorded off the air on June 7, 1941 and got subsequently released by the “Merritt Record Society”, then rereleased on the Swedish “PHONTASTIC” label.
This track however has been privately grabbed off the air by a jazz fan on October 3, 1941, a ‘live’ broadcast from the Hollywood Palladium, and there are two major skips and some other minor distortions on the original track, released on “Fanfare” (see pictured album).
— Blog owner’s sarcasm: Oh yeah, one of those “you’ll-never-know-how-it’s-gonna-sound” Fanfare LP’s, #10-110, entitled “Gene Krupa – Featuring Roy Eldridge & Anita O’Day – Air Checks 1938 through 1942”.
Since Roy played similar phrases at those particular spots, I simply had to insert the missing beats/ bars by copying & pasting them from the earlier performance.
P.S. — Roy’s breathtaking rendition of “SAINT LOUIS BLUES” from the very same album will follow soon. — And so: Stay tuned for more!