[Dixielandjazz] Jazz Musicology / Discography

Stephen Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Mon Apr 19 21:04:12 PDT 2004

> "Robert Smith" <robert.smith at mitransport.no> wrote (polite snip)
> Regarding your point about jazz musicology being an immature discipline, then
> I think that the effort that has been expended is comparable, maybe even
> exceeds, the effort put into 'classical' music. The difference, in my
> opinion, is due to the attitudes of the early record companies, who did not
> regard jazz records as part of serious music. This meant that documentation
> was sparse and even non-existent for recordings made in the 1920's and early
> 1930's.

Aha, no wonder there is so much confusion about those early ODJB recordings.
(That the numbers indicating who recorded what, do not match the recollection
of trombonist Eddy Edwards who was there.)

No, no, not again. :-)


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