[Dixielandjazz] Hi, itís the New Recruit again.

Robert Greenwood robertgreenwood_54uk@yahoo.co.uk
Mon, 9 Sep 2002 13:37:22 +0100 (BST)


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Back at my PC after the weekend to find a new and very welcome raft of messages from fellow New Orleans fans, so thanks to all who responded.

I hope all you N.O. fans subscribe to the excellent New Orleans Music magazine. Itís essential reading.

One of you mentioned Turk Murphy. Am I right in thinking that he was the first to use the term "traditional jazz"? Letís argue the toss over that one!

Someone else asked where I am from and what instrument I play. Well, I now live in the south east of England and my only instrument is the CD player. My girlfriend caught me singing along to Louisí 1935 version of Red Sails in the Sunset the other night (I did have hold of a large whisky and coke at the time) but I donít suppose that counts.

Now letís stir up a bit of controversy and discussion. In 1943 Bill Russell made a trip to New Orleans and recorded George Lewis and his Band. These classic, totally brilliant and highly influencial sides were issued on the Climax label (actually Blue Note under another name). A place called the Gypsy Tea Room was used as the makeshift recording studio for the Climax sessions and the owner asked Bill if the band could record something for the jukebox. Bill obliged and recorded the band playing "You Rascal You" and "Old Man Mose". So it was stomps, blues, rags and spirituals for the cognoscenti, and Louis impersonations for the native New Orleanians. Why should this have been the case and what does it tell us about the New Orleans Revival?

Robert Greenwood.




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<P><FONT face="Lapidary333 BT">Back at my PC after the weekend to find a new and very welcome raft of messages from fellow New Orleans fans, so thanks to all who responded.</P>
<P>I hope all you N.O. fans subscribe to the excellent New Orleans Music magazine. Itís essential reading.</P>
<P>One of you mentioned Turk Murphy. Am I right in thinking that he was the first to use the term "traditional jazz"? Letís argue the toss over that one!</P>
<P>Someone else asked where I am from and what instrument I play. Well, I now live in the south east of England and my only instrument is the CD player. My girlfriend caught me singing along to Louisí 1935 version of Red Sails in the Sunset the other night (I did have hold of a large whisky and coke at the time) but I donít suppose that counts.</P>
<P>Now letís stir up a bit of controversy and discussion. In 1943 Bill Russell made a trip to New Orleans and recorded George Lewis and his Band. These classic, totally brilliant and highly influencial sides were issued on the Climax label (actually Blue Note under another name). A place called the Gypsy Tea Room was used as the makeshift recording studio for the Climax sessions and the owner asked Bill if the band could record something for the jukebox. Bill obliged and recorded the band playing "You Rascal You" and "Old Man Mose". So it was stomps, blues, rags and spirituals for the cognoscenti, and Louis impersonations for the native New Orleanians. Why should this have been the case and what does it tell us about the New Orleans Revival?</P>
<P>Robert Greenwood.</P></FONT><p><p><br><hr size=1><a href="http://uk.yahoo.com/mail/tagline_xtra/?http://uk.docs.yahoo.com/mail_storage.html"><b><font face="Arial" size="2">Get a bigger mailbox -- choose a size that fits your needs.</font></b></a><br>
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