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Oral History and Research Materials: Ralph Sutton

This is the table of contents for the interview of Ralph Sutton. It is part of the National Ragtime and Jazz Archive which is located in Lovejoy Library at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

For a complete contents list of all musician interviews for the oral history project, please click on this link: Oral History and Research Materials.

If interested in reviewing these materials from the National Ragtime and Jazz Archive, please contact Therese Dickman, Fine Arts Librarian.

Tape # Side

Time

Subject

1 a

020-046

Biographical ; Book - Piano Man

1 a

047-101

Interest in Fats Waller

1 a

102-123

Other influences on piano playing

1 a

124-144

First band experiences; Father's influence

1 a

145-155

U.S. Army

1 a

156-190

Sitting in with Teagarden; dropping out of college to join

1 a

191-224

Four week stint with Teagarden; Drafted into service

1 a

225-232

Return to St. Louis area after WWII; 2 1/2 year stay

1 a

233-267

Rejoins Teagarden in New York; personnel, recording

1 a

268-310

Playing in trio at the Barrel Bar on Delmar; clubs on Delmar

1 a

311-350

Eddie Condon's Club, Solo piano - 8 years; recording dates

1 a

351-380

Style & repertoire; Highlights - Tuesday night jam sessions

1 a

381-450

Sit-ins, jam session, Sutton's sister, Barbara

1 a

451-456

Telephone; tape off

1 a

457-469

Living in New York; sons, first wife

1 a

470-493

Ed Hall, clarinet player

1 a

494-509

Non - Dixieland drop-ins at Condon's

1 a

510-546

Willie the lion Smith; Other piano players

1 a

547-577

Dick Welstood; stride piano players

1 a

578-589

Recording sessions

1 a

594-632

Recording sessions - rehearsing, takes, releases, fees

1 a

633-646

"This is Jazz" radio show - pay; musicians on
recordings

1 a

647-665

Clubs in Boston - Jimmy Archey Band; personnel

1 a

666-695

European tours, contrasts with American audiences

1 a

696-715

Condon gig; other jobs

1 a

716-764

World's Greatest Jazz Band - origin of band; people involved, management, problems, personnel changes

1 b

007-029

Explanation of oral history procedures

1 b

030-070

World's Greatest etc. - problems, aspen sessions, records

1 b

071-089

Delete

1 b

090-123

Gil Bowers

1 b

124-133

World's Greatest etc. - demise, Haggart

1 b

134-178

Sutton's immediate plans

1 b

179-183

Detroit players

1 b

184-244

Other players; Jess Stacy

1 b

245-276

Detroit players

1 b

277-327

European musician; solo piano vs. playing in groups

1 b

328-396

Outside interests; Changes over years, musicians becoming cynical or jaded

1 b

397-414

Composing music

1 b

415-438

Gus Johnson; records with Jay McShan

1 b

439-449

Booking self; agents

1 b

450-482

Pianos


E-mail comments and inquiries about the National Ragtime and Jazz Archive to Therese Dickman at tdickma@siue.edu or call 618-650-2695.

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