[Dixielandjazz] Re: Darktown Strutters

Bill Haesler bhaesler@nsw.bigpond.net.au
Mon, 30 Sep 2002 19:57:04 +1000

Dear John,
Why is it that (nearly) all 'musicians', as opposed to researchers, always get
tune titles wrong?
It certainly holds up a 'sit-in' bracket while the chordman searches for (say)
"Old Rocking Chair".
"The Darktown Strutters' Ball" (1917 Shelton Brooks).
Note the apostrophe!
As always.
Kind regards,
PS: Like you, I await (with interest) the other 49 answers.
PPS. Graeme Bell used to tell the story of the drunk at one of their jobs who
wanted the band to play "Harper's Date".
As in - 'I'll be down to get you in a taxi honey, better be ready at........."