Note(s)George Walker (1922-1997), better known amongst jazz historians as Big Nick Nicholas, was a multi-talented instrumentalist trained in piano, clarinet and saxophone. After a stint in the military during World War II, Nicholas played with Hot Lips Page and in Dizzie Gillespie's band in 1947. In 1950 and 1951 he played in what are considered legendary jazz sessions in Harlem, New York, where his shouting style of vocals emerged and earned him distinction. He is best known for his later recordings for the India Navigation label, primarily the album Big and Warm.
Note(s)No transcript - Tape 4 Side 1 & Tape 4 Side 2
Note(s)No tape - Supplement to interview
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No transcript for Tape 4
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Tape 1 Side 1...pp. 2-36
Tape 1 Side 2...pp. 36-63
Tape 2 Side 1...pp. 63-101
Tape 2 Side 2...pp. 101-140
Tape 3 Side 1...pp. 141-179
Tape 3 Side 2...pp. 179-213
Tape 4 Side 1...no transcript
Tape 4 Side 2...no transcript
Tape 5 (no tape)...pp. 213-246 (supplement)
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