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Slam Stewart letters

Discussion in 'Bassists [DB]' started by Pete OLeary, Nov 4, 2002.


  1. Going through his mother's personal effects, a friend has discovered some letters from Leroy (Slam) Stewart. Apparently his mother enjoyed a dalliance with Slam during the '50s and the letters are of a personal nature, but refer to experiences in the music business.
    Given my adulation of Stewart, these letters are akin to letters from Abraham Lincoln, or Ghandi.
    My friend has scanned these letters and has agreed to have them published, or at least shown to those interested.
    Would anyone here be interested in seeing these? I welcome suggestions for a proper way to go about it and also welcome any offers for web hosting the images or transcriptions.
     
  2. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    I don't know beans fer law, but I think that you either have to have the permission of the estate, or in the case of no estate you either need permission of immediate relatives and/or the people involved or something. Don't quote me on this, but take heed to CYA, legally.

    'Course, I wouldn't share anything that hits my email box ;)
     
  3. Nuno A.

    Nuno A. Velvet Strings Customer Service

    Jul 9, 2001
    SWITZERLAND
    Slam Stewart letters???
    Where?
    When?
    How much?


    I would really love to read them Peter.....
    Slam was the man...

    NUNO
     
  4. The correspondence is really a short cordial letter, a postcard, and a Christmas card, all from 1954.
    It is 6 JPEG files, a total of 1MB. I'll send them any who request.
     
  5. Nuno A.

    Nuno A. Velvet Strings Customer Service

    Jul 9, 2001
    SWITZERLAND
  6. Didn't Slam also publish a book on bass technique? I saw some photocopies from it years ago, and would love a chance to see more.

    Anybody else ever see it?
     
  7. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    I'd be grateful, Pete.
    thanksinadvance
    jeff
     
  8. JAS

    JAS

    Jul 3, 2001
    California
    I would love to see a copy of those letters and know how to get a copy of the bass technique book.

    joshapir@hotmail.com
     
  9. Mike Carr

    Mike Carr

    Feb 5, 2002
    Hong Kong
    I would enjoy having a look at those, please send to
    <mikecarrbass@hotmail.com>
    I bought a copy of a CD called "Groove Juice Special" by Slim and Slam on Planet Records for $1.00 U.S. in a shop in the Ukraine a couple of years ago. Great tunes, "China Doll","B-19" and many more. Best dollar I ever spent!
     
  10. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
  11. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
  12. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    thanks, Pete! Quite cool!
     
  13. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
  14. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    Gerry looks like a girl who knew how to have fun. Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink. Say no more!
     
  15. Thanks Ray.
    In one of the pics you can see the faint outline of the reverse side of a Christmas card.

    Gerry was an art student in Milwaukee at the time and ran with a group that hung out with some well known musicians.
     
  16. Alexi David

    Alexi David

    May 15, 2003
    NYC
    Can someone forward me a copy of these? thanks
     
  17. Alexi David

    Alexi David

    May 15, 2003
    NYC
    Wha?
     
  18. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001