[Dixielandjazz] FW: [JPL] Goldkette Lives

Ed Danielson mcvouty78 at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 6 18:42:03 PST 2003

This is a posting from another list I subscribe to, the Jazz Programmer's 
List.  Interesting stuff from Steel City – to say nothing of Clinton, IA!

(Mike, I took the liberty of cc-ing you on this.  I don't know if you're 
aware of [or interested in] this dixieland e-mail list.)

Ed Danielson
jazz89 KUVO Denver

Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2003 14:56:15 -0500
From: Mike Plaskett
Subject: [JPL] Goldkette Lives

There are loads of fine musicians performing and recording vintage and 
traditional jazz, which there is scarcely any place for in the realm of jazz 

Here is a busy musician who isn't complaining: this young band leader out of 
Clinton, Iowa has an orchestra that plays brilliantly in the style of the 
1927-28 Jean Goldkette band, and is enjoying plenty of bookings in the Quad 

He is 23-year old Josh Duffee (pronounced "Duffy"), a drummer.  Duffee's 
band, like Vince Giordano's in the east and Don Neeley's on the west coast, 
features vintage arrangements -- with spirited, capable adlib solos.  Duffee 
and his associates have the 1927 sound and spirit.  On their current CD the 
orchestra plays with wonderful zest, and probably with more proficiency than 
99-percent of the dance bands of the so-called Jazz Age.

Duffee has mastered several drum styles.  He loves (and gives clinics on) 
Dave Tough, Ray Bauduc and Ray McKinley -- each of whom drove a band with 
subtlety -- and Duffee himself is no garage-builder, but plays unobtrusively 
when performing with his big band.

We have been featuring Duffee's disc on both the syndicated and local (and 
webstreamed) versions of Rhythm Sweet & Hot.  Duffee is extremely 
knowledgeable about the jazz of the 20s and 30s and is impressively 
articulate.  You can write to him at jgoldkette at aol.com.

Here are a couple of recent Rhythm Sweet & Hot play lists:

(It's music you don't get to hear anyplace else on the radio.)

Rhythm Sweet & Hot Playlist                     Program No. 224

1.  "Black Bottom"    Bunny Berigan
2.  "Should I"            Eddie Condon
3.  "How About Me"   Fred Waring, v. Clare Hanlon
4.  "China Boy"         Teddy Wilson
5.  "The Yam"           Richard Himber
6.  "A Monday Date"  Ralph Sutton
7.  "My Pretty Girl"    Josh Duffee
8.  "There I Go"         Tommy Dorsey, v. Frank Sinatra


9.  "The Object of My Affection"  Bill Coleman
10.  "King Porter Stomp"             Glenn Miller
11.  "Them There Eyes"               Hal Kemp, v. Skinnay Ennis
12.  "I"m At Your Beck and Call"   The Rhythm Maniacs, v. Ella Logan
13.  "A Night at the Deuces"         Randy Brooks
14.  "Come Easy, Go Easy Love"  Dick Sudhalter, v. Darryl Sherman
15.  "This Can"t Be Love"              Horace Heidt, v. Larry Cotton
16.  "The Sheik of Araby"             Woody Herman
17.  "Three Little Words"               Bud Freeman

BONUS TRACK: "Blue River"        Josh Duffee

Part I  26:27   Part II  27:15    Bonus track:  4:06

Rhythm Sweet & Hot Playlist                     Program No. 223
Music you don't get to hear anyplace else on the radio.

1.     "King Cotton"                    Bobby Sherwood
2.     "All of Me"                      Harry James, v. Helen Ward
3.     "Shoot the Works"            Benny Carter
4.     "Black-Eyed Susan Brown"  Phil Harris, v. 3 Ambassadors
5.     "Buzzin' Around With a Bee"    Lionel Hampton
6.     "Tain't No Sin"   Ben Selvin, v. Roy Evans
7.     "The Man I Love"             Elisabeth Welch


8.     "Air Mail Special"                   Benny Goodman
9.     "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me" George Wettling
10.     "Stairway to the Stars"      Glenn Miller, v. Ray Eberle
11.     "Serenade in Blue"           Tex Beneke
12.     "Somebody Loves You"       Tex Beneke
13.     "Button Up Your Overcoat"   Fred Waring
14.     "Inka Dinka Doo"              Jimmy Durante
15.     "Crazy Quilt"                     The Wolverines

BONUS TRACK: "It's De-Lovely"      Ethel Merman

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