[Dixielandjazz] Songs one hates.
arnieday at optonline.net
Wed Dec 8 17:22:13 PST 2004
Wow Jon! I don't normally like musical mimics and impersonations (especially of Louis) but this is something special. Your trumpet playing (and that the rest of the group) is quite remarkable. How come I have never heard you (or heard OF you) before? My brother-in law was a teacher of the deaf for over 40 years, so I know exactly what you face each day, and the way you have overcome that handicap is nothing short of amazing.
----- Original Message -----
From: Jon Seiger
To: Bob Romans ; TCASHWIGG at aol.com ; dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 10:55 AM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Songs one hates.
do you know what it means is a beautiful song. i love the bridge and the
changes. just goes to show that everyone has different taste. makes the
world go round :)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Romans" <cellblk7 at comcast.net>
To: <TCASHWIGG at aol.com>; <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 10:49 AM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Songs one hates.
> One of CB7's songs we don't do is "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New
> Orleans?" I like it OK, but our tuba player (Tom Downs), can't stand it,
> and has, on more than one occasion, threatened me with great, possibly
> fatal, bodily harm if I call that tune on a gig! Not wanting to cause a
> bloody mess in front of people, I don't call it!
> Warm regards,
> Bob Romans
> Cell Block 7 Jazz Band
> 1617 Lakeshore Dr.
> Lodi, Ca. 95242
> Cell 209-747-1148
> Because I play trumpet, I envy no man!
> "Most people hate the taste of
> beer---to begin with. It is, however.
> a prejudice many people have been
> able to overcome".
> Winston. Churchill!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <TCASHWIGG at aol.com>
> To: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 10:44 PM
> Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Songs one hates.
>> In a message dated 12/7/04 8:00:16 PM Pacific Standard Time,
>> barbonestreet at earthlink.net writes:
>>> My pal Tom Wiggins said that one of his top five songs hated is:
>>> 5. My Funny Valentine no matter who the chick singer is.
>>> To which I ask:
>>> OK, but have you heard Chet Baker Sing it? Or Gerry Mulligan and Chet
>>> play it? Gorgeous song, gorgeous harmonies to explore for those so
>> Hi Steve and All:
>> Yes, as a matter of fact I did hear Chet Baker do the tune, fortunately
>> as well at the El Matador in San Francisco in the early seventies.
>> But Last time I saw him Chet was no Chick Singer. :))
>> One of my guys Minor Williams actually does a great version of the song
>> well, very strong and soulful, makes the women swoon. I can play it with
>> him on
>> vocals, but few others and like it. My Dahlin from Nawlins Zorina London
>> actually does it very well too.
>> I don't do a lot of the gigs anymore that use a repertoire like that so
>> was probably unfair for me to throw that tune in.
>> All of you who have had to back a Sit in auditioning chick singer with
>> and her other tune know what I was talking about even though it was
>> sarcastically thrown out there.
>> Actually The word Hate is a bit harsh, but we all have some tunes that we
>> dislike to play but will do so out of professional obligation in the best
>> interest of keeping the audience happy. I do maintain however that even
>> if we hate
>> the song we should try to play it with as much feeling and sincerity as
>> we can
>> muster to deliver the song successfully, it just might mean something
>> to the person who asked for it. :))
>> Tom Wiggins
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