[Dixielandjazz] Re: Latin influences in OKOM

David W. Littlefield dwlit at cpcug.org
Tue Feb 25 08:27:15 PST 2003

At 12:30 AM 2/25/2003 -0500, briantowers wrote:
>Morton's early works sometimes contained a latin influence, or "the Spanish
>tinge" as he preferred to call it. "Mamamita" which he recorded as a piano
>solo in 1924 (he did not copyright it) is one example.  "Jelly Roll Blues"
>also recorded in 1924, is another example of the use of the "Spanish Tinge"
>Quite a while before anyone's version of the Peanut Vendor!

"St. Louis Blues" has a habanera strain. Another that maNY folks don't know
about is "Dear old Southland", which has a latin verse that's longer than
the chorus. Armstrong recorded the verse (vol. 4 of the JSP Hot5-7 set),
but I don't recall whether it's "tinged". 


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