RE: [Dixielandjazz] si tu vois ma mère / Language offense
tmartino at terra.com.br
Sat Feb 22 22:55:51 PST 2003
Know what, I agree with you. I overblowed a little on this one. I was
a little too much concerned because Bechet is the composer and HE is my
Anyway I grant you, I am NOT politically correct and my spoken English
What "Jubilee"? it's a Festival? Thanks for the honor including my
At end I got my chance to become a millionaire!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charlie Hull [mailto:charlie at easysounds.com]
> Sent: sábado, 22 de fevereiro de 2003 12:49
> To: tito martino; dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com
> Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] si tu vois ma mère / Language o
> I have to disagree with you on this one, Tito.
> The French may be an exception, but I think people are more
> often amused
> than offended by someone's phoneticly learned vocalizations.
> We've had
> foreign bands coming to the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee for
> decades, and they
> often have singers who don't speak English but sing songs
> which they've
> learned phoneticly from jazz recordings. They do it with
> feeling and no
> one's offended because they're murdering 'our' language.
> I've learned Italian and Spanish lyrics to popular tunes and
> sing them at
> dances. While some laughed at my attempts at their language,
> none have ever
> appeared angry or offended. It's all in fun for
> I've quit worrying about being politically correct all the
> time. Too many
> people are harboring anger and just looking for something to
> be offended by
> so they can vent their anger. I avoid them.
> Charlie Hull
> P.S. K Street Ramblers is including your 'Hot One!' in our
> Jubilee tune
> list. It's a fun number. We love it. We'll announce you as
> composer, and
> if we get any tips we'll share with you. Let's see; 25 cents
> split eight
> ways is.....
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