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Frank “Big Boy” Goudie


Because Frank “Big Son” Goudie’s most well-known recordings were manufactured in Europe through the 1930s, he’s sometimes regarded as a Western european despite the fact that he was in fact from Louisiana. Goudie was raised in New Orleans, initially playing fiddle and cornet. As an adolescent, the musically willing youth performed piano for silent films. Although he trained himself tenor and clarinet, he mainly played cornet during New Orleans. Goudie performed with Oscar Celestin’s First Tuxedo Music group, the Magnolia Music group, Arnold DuPas, Jack port Carey, among others. He toured having a minstrel display in 1921 and spent many years journeying the South and California with a number of bands. Goudie shifted to France in 1925 where he mainly performed tenor and clarinet (and trumpet sometimes). He worked well all over European countries with such bandleaders as Benny Peyton, Louis Mitchell, Sam Wooding, Noble Sissle, and Freddy Johnson. He performed and documented with Willie Lewis between 1935 1938, and caused Oscar Aleman. He remaining Paris in 1940 and spent another couple of years in Brazil and Argentina, carrying out with many regional jazz rings. Goudie came back to France in 1946 where he caused Charlie Lewis, Arthur Briggs, and Harry Cooper, amongst others. Additional organizations included Glyn Paque in Switzerland (1948-1949) and Expenses Coleman (1949-1951). He led his personal group in Berlin (1951-1956) and moved to SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA in 1957. Although he spent section of his period working beyond music, Goudie still performed clarinet locally, including with Earl Hines, Burt Bales, Dick Oxtot, and Marty Marsala. Furthermore to his sideman recordings (especially with Lewis and Coleman), Big Boy Goudie documented as a innovator for Ultraphone (1935 with such sidemen as Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli on piano), Golf swing (1939 and 1946), Columbia (1952-1953), the Yugoslavian Jugoton label (1954), and produced a final work in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA for American Music (1960-1961).

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Full Name Big Boy Goudie
Died January 9, 1964, San Francisco, California, United States
Music Songs I've Found a New Baby, Mama's Baby Boy, Down Home Rag, Clarinet Marmalade, Shake That Thing, Home Grown Blues, Mecca Flat Blues, Maple Leaf Rag, Basin Street Blues, The Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me, Up a Lazy River, You're Gonna Lose Your Gal, Careless Love, Doctor Jazz, The Old Spinning Wheel, Joseph, Joseph, I'm Confessin', Walkin' with the King, I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None of My Jelly Roll, Our Director, Sweethearts on Parade, I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate, I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter, Creole Love Call, Struttin' with Some Barbeque, Japanese Sandman, Weary Blues, Ring Dem Bells, China Boy, Nobody Knows, Gettysburg March, My Blue Heaven

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