[Dixielandjazz] Total recall

JimDBB at aol.com JimDBB at aol.com
Thu Aug 21 01:25:48 PDT 2003

In a message dated 7/30/2003 5:30:33 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
richard.broadie at gte.net writes:

> I recall attending a concert with Louis Armstrong, Bix Biderbecke and Buddy
> Bolden all playing together, where Thomas Edison did the audio work.  Ella
> Fitzgerald,  Billie Holiday and Ethel Waters were outstanding as were Kate
> and Bessie Smith   Fats Waller, Art Tatum, Liberace and Thenolious Monk
> traded choruses on piano and the highlight of the evening was Count Basie in
> a battle of the bands with the Original Dixieland Jass Band.   On second
> thought, that might have been the night I heard the George Shearing Quartet
> and got drunk.   As the man said, "It was about 50 years ago, and my memory
> is not what I seem to recall that it used to be, although I could be wrong
> about that, too."   :-)
> Dick Broadie


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