[Dixielandjazz] Dixieland before ragtime?

Bill Gunter jazzboard at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 21 10:51:56 PST 2005

. . . and speaking of "Oh that's not new - the German Bands (street bands) 
were playing that sort of thing before the Great >(1914-1918) war" . . .

How far back does the yiddish "klezmer" music go back?  I'd guess it 
developed about the same time that dixieland did.  But I really have no 

Respectfully submitted,

Bill "Thimbles" Gunter

ps.  I've heard it said that Blacks invented the blues and in the same 
breath the speaker said "and whites invented dixieland."  I have no idea 
whether or not any of this is true.


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