Wild Man Blues
   
Album Title   Wild Man Blues
Media   Compact Disc
Record Company   San Francisco Traditional Jazz Foundation
Catalog #   SFTJF CD 107
Year of Issue   2001
   
  Tracks
8   The Shooting of Dan McGrew
9   The Hip Mahatma
Label Variations    
Misc. Notes   personnel for the Buckley sessions were:Turk Murphy trombone, Bob Helm clarinet, Everett Farey cornet, Wally Rose piano, Bob Short tuba, Bob Thoompson washboard - reorded in 1954
   
     
     
   
     
 
 
 
 
 

 

Text from the CD Booklet

Comedian Richard “Lord” Buckley was a particular favorite of Turk and Bob Helm. For many years after their “jam session”, both musicians continued to rave about Buckley's talents. San Francisco in the '50s was one of the epicenters of the beatnik movement and the city's "Beat Generation” loved avant-garde poetry readings, with hip jazz accompaniment. On"The Hip Shooting Of Dan McGrew, Lord Buckley sounds like the ultimate hipster, until one realizes that he is actually satirizing the “Beat" movement. He is not reciting a hip sample of '50s poetry, but rather a turn-of the-centurv Robert Service poem. And instead of a cool alto sax, walking bass and bongos,Turk Murphy’s Jazz Band provides the musical backing—playing the 1900-vintage Red Wing! The Hip Mahatma is less surreal, but just as humorous, with enthusiastic backing by the band.