SIDNEY CATLETT (OF EVANSVILLE, INDIANA)

or BIG SID to you, tossing that stick and catching it, marking the catch with a THUMP on his bass drum.

BIG SID SIGNS IN

From eBay, of course: I presume this is the booklet created in 1947 when the All-Stars were born, although an autograph on the cover by one Earl “Fatha” Hines suggests it is perhaps early in 1948.

On the left is Louis’ warm tribute to Mister Tea.  I wish I could buy this and hang it on my wall (someone has bought it on eBay and I wish them happiness with it) but somehow sharing it with the swinging people who read JAZZ LIVES is even better.

May your happiness increase.

2 responses to “SIDNEY CATLETT (OF EVANSVILLE, INDIANA)

  1. Yes indeed, this is an All Stars concert program from 1948, early 49 the latest. You know, it’s Big Sid’a birthday this week…but we celebrate him every day, don’t we?

  2. As Red Allen would say, “NI-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-CE!”

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