[Dixielandjazz] Re: West Coast Revival Style

Stephen Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Wed Aug 27 20:37:32 PDT 2003

Dear Bill:

When I said current, I meant playing today. Post WW 2 goes as far back as almost 60 years ago and is not current as I used
the word. Being over 50 years old or so, neither pre Bechet Luter, nor the 47-49 78s are current.

They are, like us, ancient history. ;-)

And yes, of course non-US bands count. Though I admit to not having heard many playing today. ;-)


PS. Haven't heard that many "current" U.S. OKOM bands either, though more than some folks, I suspect.

Bill Haesler wrote:

> Dear Steve,
> Regarding your comment: >I have never heard a current band live or on record that plays in his style.<
> Meaning post-World War II?
> Then you have never heard the early recordings by Claude Luter Et Ses Lorientais, prior to the Vogue recordings and the
> influence of Sidney Bechet on Luter.
> The Luter band style (pre-Bechet) was pure 'Oliver CJB' and owed nothing to the 'Watters' sound.
> As a young bloke, I used to play my 'Swing' 78 of "Pimlico" to local collectors as an unknown 'Oliver'.
> And convinced a few people!
> Try and track down the 1947-49 78s for the French Swing, Pacific, Blue Star, Selmer companies and the UK Nixa label.
> Some of these sides came out on the Rampart, Circle and Summit in the US.
> There is a 1989 now-deleted French Jazz Time CD of the Swing sides and some sides on a Citanes 'Jazz In Paris' CD.
> I have most (but not all) of these.
> There are probably other French reissue CDs (I hope), but they rarely export their stuff.
> Maybe Jazz Jerry can help.
> Then again, maybe none of this counts, as this was not a US band.
> (Naughty)    8>)
> Kind regards,
> Bill.

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