[Dixielandjazz] Re: New Orleans Jazz Vipers; St. Louis

Dan Augustine ds.augustine at mail.utexas.edu
Thu Dec 2 11:20:28 PST 2004

Larry (c: DJML)--
     It suddenly and belatedly occurred to me that (duh) you live in 
St. Louis (you have to lean my nose against a cold fact to get the 
brain in gear).
     Did you ever hear or see Singleton Palmer and/or his band live? 
Didn't he play in St. Louis for years in Gaslight Square?  He was a 
hell of a good tuba-player, and i collect his recordings.  Clark 
Terry once said Palmer had the best dixieland band in America.  Ever 
have any contact with him?

>From: "LARRY'S Signs and Large Format Printing" <sign.guy at charter.net>
>Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] New Orleans Jazz Vipers
>Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 12:38:03 -0600
>You know I don't think it's the band or the place but it's the expectations
>of the audience.  When we go to New Orleans we expect to have a good time
>and we are somewhere else.  In other words not at home in view of our
>neighbors, friends and as a result people have a good time.
>Here in St. Louis that rarely happens except on several occasions.

**  Dan Augustine     Austin, Texas    ds.augustine at mail.utexas.edu   **
**     "Brass bands are all very well in their place - outdoors"      **
**      and several miles away." -- Sir Thomas Beecham                **

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