[Dixielandjazz] Re: Ray Noble + Al Bowlly

Stephen Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 7 10:54:33 PDT 2004

Hi Bill & List mates:

First time I heard that, but it wouldn't surprise me if it were true. The
early Ray Noble Orchestra was indeed a "sweet" sound. Wouldn't surprise me
if he had been listening, (like Louis Armstrong)  to Guy Lombardo's "sweet"
jazz band back then.

About the posts. I am not sure why, but they do not make the list when I
post them. Maybe they were held up by unnamed list police in Bob Ringwald's
absence? The note about jazz in Charlestown S.C. was send on April 4. Very
confusing. We'll see how this one goes.

Steve Barbone

Bill Haesler wrote:

> Dear Steve,
> No mention in your Ray Noble biog of the oft-repeated opinion that Glenn
> Miller 'borrowed' the mid 1930s Ray Noble Orchestra reed-section lead
> 'sound' for his now-famous 1938-44 orchestra.
> As opposed to the version in the film 'The Glen Miller Story' where (as I
> recall) the trumpet player hurt his lip at the all-important first
> rehearsal.
> Kind regards,
> Bill.
> PS: Just received another bundled batch of four emails from you, all
> different dates and times and going back to 5 April.
> Very strange!

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