[Dixielandjazz] Benny Carter at 95 on BBC Radio 3

john Petters jpettjazz@btinternet.com
Sun, 11 Aug 2002 00:06:10 +0100

Jim said
> Finally, wasn't the Spike Hughes "Negro Orchestra" great? Not just the
> marvellous solos by Hawk , Wayman Carver and 'Red' Allen, but Spike's
> arrangement. What a loss it was when Spike gave up jazz.
Those sessions are wonderful and wel worth obtaining. Interesting that
Carter did not see Hughes as a jazz musician..
Mike Pointon had great fun meeting Benny and making the programmes. As usual
there was a lot that had to be lefty out of the final articles.
Mike is probably the most accomplished radio jazz documentary writer and
presenter around these days. His Bunk & Bill for Radio 2 a few years back
was superb as was Melly on Jelly.
John Petters
Amateur Radio Station G3YPZ
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Denham" <james@jiming.demon.co.uk>
To: "John Petters" <jpettjazz@btinternet.com>
Cc: "DJML" <dixielandjazz@ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 10, 2002 7:11 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Benny Carter at 95 on BBC Radio 3

> In message <002301c24097$5b88b340$5521fea9@johnpetters>, John Petters
> <jpettjazz@btinternet.com> writes
> >My good friend Michael Pointon is presenting a series of programmes on
> >Radio 3 to Mark Benny Carter's 95rh birthday. Lots of interest for
> >on this list. Go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/jazz/jazzfile.shtml and
> >listen on line.
> >Keep swinging
> >John Petters
> >Amateur Radio Station G3YPZ
> >WWW.Traditional-jazz.com
> >
> >
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> It's great stuff! Benny Carter must be:
> 1/ The most underestimated musician in the history of jzz
> 2/ Now that Spiegle Wilcox and Doc Cheatham have gone, the last remaining
> 1920's musician still alive and active (correct me if I'm wrong).
> Yours,
> -
> Jim Denham
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