[Dixielandjazz] What A Wonderful (World) Post!

Thompson rebecca.e.thompson@verizon.net
Tue, 17 Sep 2002 05:22:51 -0500

Jim and I are thankful, too, for the wonderful people we have met
through DJML.  Our lives have certainly been enriched! 

Thanks Tony for your thoughtful words.

Rebecca Thompson
Flower Mound, Texas

-----Original Message-----
From: dixielandjazz-admin@ml.islandnet.com
[mailto:dixielandjazz-admin@ml.islandnet.com] On Behalf Of Tony Davis
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 3:57 AM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Cinderella Girl by Dave Dalwitz

I was able to send Bill Gunter a scan of a leadsheet for this song,
thanks to Australian trumpeter Eric Holroyd, who printed it out for me
during his stay with us last year.  Coincidentally, among the other
tunes he gave me leadsheets for was "Messin' Around", mentioned on the
list earlier today. (Anybody want it?)

We met Eric, and Bill and his lovely wife Bev, and Bob Romans, and John
Farrell, and Rob van der Plas, and many other wonderful people through
the DJML.  This list has literally changed our lives - if I'd never
discovered it we would probably not have visited the US three times in
the last three years.  We might never have seen the Grand Canyon, or had
a guided tour of Taliesin West.  We would almost certainly not have had
Cell Block 7 rehearse in our living room!

And, come to think of it, it was Bob Romans who flagged up the fact that
a 1938 Conn Victor cornet from the estate of the late Max Kaminsky was
up for auction on e-bay, for which I will be eternally in his debt.
Thus, unknowingly, by the simple act of posting a message to the DJML,
Bob spawned a project (in the UK) which has culminated in the formation
of a new band, Kaminsky Connection.  (I won't mention the CD.)

The point of all this is that the DJML is a wondrous entity with
life-enhancing powers, and much greater than the sum of its parts.
Please think of this the next time you're tempted to score a cheap point
off someone with less knowledge or insight than you, or to flame someone
whose opinion you don't agree with.

Best wishes to you all (and welcome back Jim Marsh!),


Tony Davis
Zenith Hot Stompers/Kaminsky Connection
Aston, Oxfordshire, UK