[Dixielandjazz] Abe's speeches and mine

Richard Broadie richard.broadie at gte.net
Thu May 15 21:55:33 PDT 2003

HI Dan,

Abe Lincoln, the trombone player, played with a thousand wonderful musicians and is definitely OKOM.  He ACTUALLY has a discography.   On the other hand,  Abe Lincoln, the president, has a discography that is exactly identical to Buddy Bolden's with the total number of recordings = 0.   This is what I was referring to.  A couple of sentences later I asked you to forgive me for my bizarre sense of humor.   Sorry if you didn't recognize my humble attempt to have a little fun.

Now for the lecture:

To some, the djml is strictly an educational forum where facts and figures should be precisely documented and disseminated.   For others, such as me, who's been on and off the list for probably 10 years (has it been that long?), it is an interactive way of discussing the music with friends of many years in a manner that is both educational and entertaining.   Look at all the great information and fun that resulted from my question on Buddy Bolden's discography.  As I said in my previous post, I caution you that I do have a bizarre sense of humor.  

Five weeks ago, I had a large colon cancer surgically removed.  Since then, I've been put in "reverse isolation" meaning that I can't hang out or gig with my usual group of musician friends due to iatrogenic effects of chemotherapy.   Hope you don't mind if I now rejoin a group of musicians and friends who can only contaminate my depressed white blood cell count with computer viruses.   Incidentally, I don't plan to mention my cancer again other than to publicly proclaim, with the help of thousands of prayers already said for me, I'm gonna beat that disease and stick another entire generation with my bizarre sense of humor, and maybe a dozen or so well played notes.

Dick Broadie

----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Robyn Hardie 
  To: Richard Broadie 
  Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2003 7:34 PM
  Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Buddy Bolden

  Who did Abe Lincoln play with and why his speeches? Are they OKOM?

  Dan Hardie

  Check out the website;

  On Friday, May 16, 2003, at 10:06 AM, Richard Broadie wrote:

    Do you think that we should now discuss a discography of Abe Lincoln
    speeches or have I taken us too far astray? :-)

    I'm delighted to see how this Buddy Bolden thread has taken on a life of its
    own and the interesting posts coming in from all over the world.

    Thanks for your acceptance of my bizarre sense of humor. Or should I warn
    you that this may just be the warm up. (Groan - everyone!) Dick B

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