[Dixielandjazz] Re: Bob Helm's clarinet

Bill Gunter jazzboard@hotmail.com
Tue, 27 Aug 2002 04:37:43 +0000

Hi Listmates,

Dan Augustine wrote:

>Bob Helm has lots to say.  I wonder if anyone has a complete list (and 
>copies) of all his recordings....

Regarding Bob Helms - There have been many comments on his recording legacy 
but how about his compositions!

My favorite is "Riverside Shake."

I got to play with Helms a couple of times about 20 years ago while I was in 
the old Black Diamond Jazz Band. Bob played a couple of gigs with us and he 
sounded great! I think in recent years he may have become a bit feeble and 
his playing suffered somewhat but that's no reflection on his abilities and 
contributions as a clarinetist and composer.


Bill Gunter

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