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Jazz in the Twin Cities Oral History Project: Interview with Craig Buie
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Buie was born in Red Springs, North Carolina in 1901. His participation in jazz bands began in Mayo, Florida, where at fifteen he organized a high school jazz band. He continued to organize and play in bands while attending colleges in Florida, North Carolina, and Kentucky. Leaving school, he joined the Carolina Club Band, playing an engagement in England and aboard an ocean liner. He also formed a cooperative band and played with Slatz Randall Band from 1926 to 1937, including an engagement at the Radisson Hotel Flame Room in Minneapolis in 1928 and 1929. His career included engagements with many prominent jazz musicians and recording companies throughout the United States. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Organizing high school and college jazz bands; performing in England and on an ocean liner; the Carolina Club Band, the Slatz Randall Band; bookings during the Depression; the Radisson Hotel Flame Room; recordings and recording companies; the "swing" era, improvisation, playing techniques; and memories of Hal Kemp, Slatz Randall, Joe Roberts, Yank Lawson, and other jazz musicians.
1.5 hours sound cassette
7 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
01:00:51 running time
Interviewee: Buie, Craig
Interviewer: Warmington, Carl
Made in: Florida, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 129 (Library Call Number)
AV1989.137.2 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Jazz in the Twin Cities Oral History Project'