[Dixielandjazz] Wonderful World

Steve barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Tue Dec 7 10:30:58 PST 2004

on 12/7/04 11:37 AM, john petters at johnpetters at tiscali.co.uk wrote:

> Steve said
>> Heck Jerry, WWW was a HUGE HIT IN GREAT BRITAIN when it first came out,
>> quickly selling, I believe, about 600,000 records. It then became a HUGE
>> worldwide, except for the USA. You chaps were prescient. :-) VBG.
> Since when has selling 600,000 records been a yardstick for measuring the
> quality of a record or a song. Sir Elton Toilet sold how many millions with
> 'Candle' and what an awful song that was.
> Give me 'Cornet Chop Suey', 'Potato Head' or 'Once in a While' (Hot Five)
> any time of WWW. As a song its OK, but take away Louis and the record is
> garbage. Awful sixties rockish beat. It works better played as a straight
> 4/4 ballad. So I'm with Jerry on this

It all depends upon ones ears, eh? Think what you like about a particular
piece of music. So you are with Jerry on WWW, that's fine. Me? I'm with
Louis Armstrong on it and that's fine too.

I do agree that as a 4/4 ballad it works better than any other way, to my
ears that is.


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