[Dixielandjazz] New Orleans
towers at allstream.net
Thu Oct 21 11:14:53 PDT 2004
Quite possibly. Scott Joplin, however, would not have caught the disease
from a New Orleans brothel. He was not from there. He was from Sedalia.
http://hotfivejazz@tripod,com (band web sites)
----- Original Message -----
From: "LARRY'S Signs and Large Format Printing" <sign.guy at charter.net>
To: "Brian Towers" <towers at allstream.net>; <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 12:45 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] New Orleans
> It also contributed to many of their premature deaths for example Scott
> Joplin died from Syphilis.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Brian Towers" <towers at allstream.net>
> To: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
> Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 9:54 AM
> Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] New Orleans
> > Guy Bisson,
> > Well done! A wonderful idea, to start a web site such as this. I have
> > added it to my favourites and will be interested to see it develop
> > Good lay-out too.
> > I agree that the influence of Storyville and the brothels and their
> > the development of jazz is somewhat over-played. It makes a colourful
> > I suppose and is manna for the movie industry etc! It is well to
> > that the jazz bands did not play in the brothels (too small for a start
> > not economic) although many jazz bands played in the bars and dance
> > around Storyville. The jazz musicians that did play in the larger
> > on a regular basis were invariably pianists, such as Jelly Roll Morton,
> > Jackson etc. We must be grateful to the brothel "Madames" in that they
> > helped provide the youthful Jelly Roll Morton make a living from
> > the piano and develop his jazz skills. Interesting to recall that by
> > at the age of 25, he had left New Orleans permanently.
> > He must have played a huge part in spreading the message of jazz to the
> > of the USA.
> > Prostitution clearly brought a lot of money into the Storyville area in
> > period up to 1917 and this would have filtered down to the musicians.
> > Armstrong was just 16 (d.o.b Aug 4/1901) when the prostitution laws
> > in Storyville but no doubt he heard lots of great jazz as a teenager ,
> > hanging around in the streets outside the Storyville bars.
> > Looking forward to further development!
> > Brian Towers,
> > Canada
> > From: "Guy Bisson" <guy at easybigeasy.com>
> > To: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2004 3:33 AM
> > Subject: [Dixielandjazz] New Orleans
> > > Sue,
> > >
> > > I remember your post of a year ago and I seem to remember that I
> > suggesting you visit Fritzels and check out the excellent Ryan Burrage.
> > great that you have now moved to New Orleans to be closer to the music.
> > others have suggested, there are excellent and growing congregations of
> > music clubs featuring great jazz on Frenchman Street and Rampart
> > Street..both within easy walk of the French Quarter hotels. I have been
> > off-list for about a year, but have spent that time creating a Website
> > dedicated to New Orleans. As a distinctly amateur clarinet player and
> > passionate fan of early jazz, I particularly want the music section to
> > the best available guide to listening to and finding New Orleans jazz. I
> > was frequently frustrated on visits to the city when trying to find
> > non-touristy music until I found out where to go and who to look out
> > would also echo previous posts in recommending The French Quarter
> > but also the Satchmo Summerfest...dedicated to Louis's birthday. This is
> > also a good time of year to visit if music is your passion, it's also
> > season and the hotels are cheap...if you don't mind possibly having to
> > a hurricane! Anyway, I'd really appreciate some feedback on my music
> > from experts on this site...it's still early days and I plan to add a
> > more over the coming months...the pages are at
> > > thanks
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