[Dixielandjazz] Duke Dejan New Orleans Jazz Legend Obit

James Kashishian kash@ran.es
Mon, 12 Aug 2002 14:53:05 +0200

Mr. Dejan said: 

"Keep playing traditional
music. Keep the heritage going. Be dressed properly on the gigs so you
can receive a lot of respect."

We've discussed both points on DJML.  It would seem one of the old
masters had it pretty clear in his head!

Then, his obit ends with:

Dejan stands, leaning on that cane, his right fist raised like some
senator on the stump, his voice in clarion song: `Oh when the sun/Refuse
to shine/Yes I want to be in that number/When the saints go marching
innnnn!' "

Ain't NOTHING wrong with that song, and it's a great way to end his


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