[Dixielandjazz] Re: Summer music

Bill Haesler bhaesler@nsw.bigpond.net.au
Sat, 03 Aug 2002 09:26:11 +1000

Dear Fred,
I am pleased you brought up the subject of the Petrillo recording ban.
1 August 1942. (I was eleven.)
It was a significant turning point for jazz researchers/collectors/lovers like
A convenient change-over point for jazz discography too.
If it wasn't for the major record companies emptying their vaults on to 78s, we
may never have had the 1940s jazz revival.
Or realised what they were sitting on!
It was also the end (virtually) of the big band era.
However, a disastrous world war also helped!
The birth and rise of 'bop' (oh, how I hate that misused word! But at least it
helps to define a change in direction.) became easier.
My own massive collection, basically, stops at 1 Aug 1942.
>From that point on it consists of
revival/'dixieland'/mainstream/Condon/V-Discs/Australian/British/'New Orleans
(Bunk, Lewis, etc)/ and the like, kind of stuff. 
Kind regards,