[Dixielandjazz] Re: Levinson's Eleven Sons of Rosy

Dan Augustine ds.augustine@mail.utexas.edu
Thu, 1 Aug 2002 13:51:11 -0500

    Reasons to send off for this CD abound, as anyone who has heard the playing of any of these guys (especially Brother Levinson) can attest.  But i want to call your attention to the tuba-player, Westy Westenhofer, who plays a Conn 20K sousaphone with the Reynolds Brothers Rhythm Rascals (which band Dan Levinson also graces).  Westenhofer can really play solos, nimbly and with great ideas, range, and technique.  In my mind he's on the same level as Dave Gannett.  So all you tuba-pickers out there, i recommend this recording, even without hearing it. (Aside to Dan: my check's in the mail.)

>From: "Don Ingle" <dingle@baldwin-net.com>
>Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Levinson's Eleven Sons of Rosy
>Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2002 12:39:02 -0400
>Dan: Your "commercial" is not out of bounds, and I can attest that Uncle
>Rosie's charts were not only well written but fun to play. I worked with his
>band in Pasadena for a year in the early 60's before heading to Chicago, and
>even with three horns a piano and drums, the small charts were very full. So
>I am sending off my check for the CD at once. I thank you for putting this
>project on, and look forward to hearing it.
>Having literally known Rosie all my life (he subbed for my dad the night I
>was born so dad could get to the hospital), I am most proud to be a
>"SonofRosy" in full standing.
>A side question -- what happened to our mutual cornet picker from the
>Sterling's days? Dick seems to have dropped off the end of the world.
>Don Ingle
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <SonsofRosy@aol.com>
>Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2002 11:37 AM
> > Dear Friends,
> > It's Levinson again, writing about a DIFFERENT Rosy CD from the one I
>wrote about a couple of days ago.>
>> I just wanted to let you all know that the ultimate Rosy McHargue CD
>tribute is finally here:
>> Where the Morning Glories Grow
> > A Centennial Remembrance of Rosy McHargue
> > Dan Levinson's Eleven Sons of Rosy

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