[Dixielandjazz] ESR: jazz survives mainly as fuzak

Arnold Day arnieday at optonline.net
Mon Nov 15 15:13:40 PST 2004

Well, certainly in the industrial areas of (chiefly) Northern Britain from Victorian times. Until, say, 1960 or so, it would have been hard to find a cotton or wollen mill worker who did not play some kind of brass or reed instrument. The tradition of brass bands is alive and well to this day. (http://www.blackdykeband.co.uk/bdb/2003/mtb/history.htm  I could also mention the world-famous Huddersfield Choral Society, Manchester's Halle Orchestra, and the dozens of Welsh male voice choirs, all well supported and attended by the "masses".
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Rob McCallum 
  To: paul.edgerton at eds.com ; dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com 
  Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 5:00 PM
  Subject: RE: [Dixielandjazz] ESR: jazz survives mainly as fuzak

  BTW--When did classical music ever have a connection to "popular" culture?  
  Up until the 20th century (and I daresay well into the 20th century) it was 
  almost exclusively a part of the domain of the wealthy privileged classes, 
  and has still not completely shaken that connotation to the everyday Joe on 
  the street. 
  All the best,
  Rob McCallum

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