[Dixielandjazz] Things that make me cringe

Bill Gunter jazzboard at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 28 09:00:26 PDT 2004

Hi all,

Regarding Armstrong imitations, Ron L. wrote:

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

General audiences really loved the old Roman Games too . . . but even they 
finally came to an end.

I was talking to a guy a couple lf years ago and mentioned that I disliked 
Louis impressions. This guy led a band where one of his sidemen actually did 
a Louis bit on virtually every performanvce.  He told me that in his band's 
case it was different because it was always done with great sensitivity and 
with the greatest respect.

I said "That's wonderful" and let it rest.


Bill "The world is an amazing place full of strange and wondrous things" 
jazzboard at hotmail.com

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