[Dixielandjazz] Armstrong imitations

Ed Danielson mcvouty78 at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 29 13:16:02 PDT 2004

How about Byron Stripling?  He's not a direct imitator, but he captures 
Pops' spirit.

Ed Danielson

>>From: Butch Thompson <butcht at sihope.com>
>>Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Armstrong imitations
>>To: djml <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
>>First, he was (as most of us know) the most influential of all jazz 
>>he invented it and that's irrefutable.
>>Now -- who has imitated his singing without making me cringe?  Off the top
>>of my head, I nominate Ethel Waters and Ella Fitzgerald.  Ms. Waters does 
>>uncanny tribute/imitation on I Can't Give You Anything But Love; Ella 
>>do a wonderful, affectionate Louis scat thing at the drop of a hat.
>>Anybody else?
>>Butch Thompson

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