[Dixielandjazz] Busking >> Old Time Busking

BudTuba at aol.com BudTuba at aol.com
Mon Aug 25 13:20:11 PDT 2003

In a message dated 7/29/03 11:23:26 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
jazzboard at hotmail.com writes:

> -- it would be virtually impossible for a rock group 
> to play accoustically. But a dixieland band sure as hell could!

I am reminded of that photo of King Oliver's band with Louis Armstrong in 
what looks like a brick-walled alley in a playing pose.  Could that have been 
because busking was a common practise back then?  Many bands had studio shots in 
a playing pose, but why did King Oliver choose the back alley?

Bud Taylor
Smugtown Stompers
Rochester, NY
Traditional Jazz since 1958

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