Terry Waldo’s Gutbucket Syncopators -The Ohio Theatre Concert (w/ Edith Wilson)
Delmark DE 251
This is the second live CD by Terry Waldo’s Gutbucket Syncopators on Delmark from the now-defunct Blackbird label. The first, Hot House Rag (Delmark 239), has sold very well and received excellent reviews. The Ohio Theater Concert took place on April 13, 1974 and featured Roy Tate, trumpet; Jim Snyder, trombone; Frank Powers, clarinet, alto and tenor saxophone; Terry Waldo, piano; Bill Moorhead, banjo; Mike Walbridge, tuba; Wayne Jones, drums; Edith Wilson, vocals. Edith Wilson was the second African-American woman to make phonograph records, recording a full year and a half before Bessie Smith. The addition of nine previously unissued songs makes this CD 69 minutes of inspired traditional jazz and ragtime. Also available: Edith Wilson’s own album He May Be Your Man (Delmark 637).