[Dixielandjazz] Sugar Blues

Tito Martino tmartino at terra.com.br
Fri Jul 30 19:12:02 PDT 2004

Dear list mates
I wonder how many of the admirers of McCoy’s Sugar Blues have heard the
original Sugar Blues recorded version by King Oliver. 
Clyde took the Idea and developed it to an exagerated and caricate bad
taste interpretation, cleverly directed to big audiences unaware of jazz
roots. Congratulations, it hit the comercial mark.  But please, let’s
not think that he invented something new!    Oliver and Mutt Carey were
specialists already in the early 20’s.  Many records to confirm that.
(N.B.: I’m not questioning Clyde’s great talent).
Tito Martino
São Paulo  Brazil 

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