Guy Berger

Musician Mix-ups

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Art Mardigan and Joe Mondragon

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Carl Perkins and Carl Perkins.

I know I never did, but I remember one or two (who were familiar with the guitar-playing Carl only) who were really baffled to "find out" he "also played piano" and recorded on a DOO-WOP R&B label. :crazy:

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Another pair easy to confuse (if you go way back in jazz).

Corky CORCORAN and Corky CORNELIUS

Makes me wonder, though, if this was intentional to a a degree in that the Corcoran one maybe picked his nickname (or "inherited" it by way of third parties) from the Cornelius one as that one died rather young and at a time when the Corcoran one just abut made his first impressions on the swing scene.

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I was in a conversation yesterday

with a friend who had mixed up

Connie Kay and Carol Kaye.

It took me a few minutes, because I'd read that Kaye had done some jazz records over her lifetime. The misinformation that flies around a record store...

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Have a look at for an embarrassing mixup of Larry Coryell and Larry Carlton ...

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Have a look at for an embarrassing mixup of Larry Coryell and Larry Carlton ...

:D

Close enough!

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Both are American heros.

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Bill Harris, trombone, and Bill Harris, guitar

Willie Smith, alto sax, Willie "The Lion" Smith, piano, Little Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, drums

Bennie Moten, Kansas City bandleader, Benny Moten, bass (Bennie's nephew I believe)

Bennie Green, trombone, Benny Green, piano, and Benny Green, British alto saxophonist and jazz journalist

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The two Sonny Boy Williamsons. John Lee Booker and John Lee Hooker. Theonious, Thelonius, Thelius.

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I used to think there were two musicians called Mamadou Doumbia. Then I thought there were three. THEN I found another one in a discography.

Now, after a bit of research, I know there are three:

#1 Is Mamadou Doumbia, alias Percey, who was formerly lead singer with Super Biton, the great Bambara band from Segou, Mali. He has recorded (at least) 2 K7s under his own name, both for CK7: ‘Kelea diougou’ (CK7 047, about 1992) and ‘L’an 2000’ (CK7 443, about 1999).

#2 Is Mamadou Doumbia, another Malian, a guitarist, quite a bit younger than Percey (born about 1966). He joined a late edition of Rail Band as a young man, then became part of Salif Keita’s band for a world tour. While in Japan, he became interested in the country and shortly afterwards emigrated there. He formed a band called Mandinke, with all Japanese musicians, and made (at least) two albums for JVC: ‘Independence’ and ‘Yafa’ (JVC 9013, 1996).

#3 Is Mamadou Doumbia, another guitarist, who made an LP called ‘Conseil de l’entente’, apparently in the eighties, in California, which was released on the Eboni label in Cote D’Ivoire and which featured a number of jazz musicians, as well as a few West Africans. The American personnel is interesting and I know a few of the musicians are jazzmen; others are mysteries to me; are they jazz musicians or from some other field?

Ben Francis – bass guitar

Sir Gregg Middleton – bass & arranger

Wes Blackman – guitar

Quentin Dennard – drums

Hiroshi Upshir – keyboards

Ernie Fields Jr – saxophone

Nolan Smith – trumpet

Fred Wesley – trombone.

#4 Is Mamadou Doumbia (oh, you guessed!), a singer who made several EPs and LPs in Guinea Conakry for the Safie Deen label in the sixties, which I saw on Graeme Cousel's Safie Deen discography. But his band on those albums was Trio de l'Entente, so I THINK that #3 and #4 are the same guy.

MG

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I used to think there were two musicians called Mamadou Doumbia. Then I thought there were three. THEN I found another one in a discography.

Now, after a bit of research, I know there are three:

#1 Is Mamadou Doumbia, alias Percey, who was formerly lead singer with Super Biton, the great Bambara band from Segou, Mali. He has recorded (at least) 2 K7s under his own name, both for CK7: ‘Kelea diougou’ (CK7 047, about 1992) and ‘L’an 2000’ (CK7 443, about 1999).

#2 Is Mamadou Doumbia, another Malian, a guitarist, quite a bit younger than Percey (born about 1966). He joined a late edition of Rail Band as a young man, then became part of Salif Keita’s band for a world tour. While in Japan, he became interested in the country and shortly afterwards emigrated there. He formed a band called Mandinke, with all Japanese musicians, and made (at least) two albums for JVC: ‘Independence’ and ‘Yafa’ (JVC 9013, 1996).

#3 Is Mamadou Doumbia, another guitarist, who made an LP called ‘Conseil de l’entente’, apparently in the eighties, in California, which was released on the Eboni label in Cote D’Ivoire and which featured a number of jazz musicians, as well as a few West Africans. The American personnel is interesting and I know a few of the musicians are jazzmen; others are mysteries to me; are they jazz musicians or from some other field?

Ben Francis – bass guitar

Sir Gregg Middleton – bass & arranger

Wes Blackman – guitar

Quentin Dennard – drums

Hiroshi Upshir – keyboards

Ernie Fields Jr – saxophone

Nolan Smith – trumpet

Fred Wesley – trombone.

#4 Is Mamadou Doumbia (oh, you guessed!), a singer who made several EPs and LPs in Guinea Conakry for the Safie Deen label in the sixties, which I saw on Graeme Cousel's Safie Deen discography. But his band on those albums was Trio de l'Entente, so I THINK that #3 and #4 are the same guy.

MG

Wow.....I didn't even know there was ONE Mamadou Doumbia........ :(

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Okay, I'm not TOTALLY confused on this one, but...

Ernie Andrews vs. Ernestine Anderson.

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Just realised that i've been getting Susana Santos Silva and Sara Serpa mixed up in my head... they even look similar!

susana_santos_silva.jpgSaraSerpa-cred_VeraMarmelo04.jpg

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You should rectify that once and for all: buy Camera Obscura and Aurora. You'll never forget who Sara Serpa is after that.

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Don Friedman and David Friedman.... doh!

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You should rectify that once and for all: buy Camera Obscura and Aurora. You'll never forget who Sara Serpa is after that.

Will try to check them out. I listened to some stuff on Spotify (not the albums mentioned) and quite liked what i heard.

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