[Dixielandjazz] Things that make me cringe

Ron L'Herault lherault at bu.edu
Wed Jul 28 06:25:28 PDT 2004

Unfortunately, "general" audiences love it.   They are the ones for whom
many of us play/sing during the "concert in the park" type gig.

Ron L

-----Original Message-----
From: dixielandjazz-bounces at ml.islandnet.com
[mailto:dixielandjazz-bounces at ml.islandnet.com]On Behalf Of Patrick
Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2004 5:42 AM
To: Bill Haesler; dixieland jazz mail list
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Things that make me cringe

It seems that a lot of guys have an urge to sing like Louis Armstrong...many
even wiping their brow while they 'sing'.
     When Louis did it, it was singing....it had feeling.  The others are
merely imitating the gravel voice.  It's been done, done, and overdone.
    Please give it up, guys.  If you must sing, please do it in your own
natural voice.  Let Louis rest in peace,
     Pat Cooke


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