Fwd: [Dixielandjazz] Out from lurking, but why??
charliehooks2 at earthlink.net
Mon Jun 13 06:55:01 PDT 2005
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> From: Charlie Hooks <charliehooks2 at earthlink.net>
> Date: Mon Jun 13, 2005 08:39:36 AM US/Central
> To: Vaxtrpts at aol.com
> Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Out from lurking, but why??
> On Monday, June 13, 2005, at 01:18 AM, Vaxtrpts at aol.com wrote:
>> Interesting thread about recorded solos as opposed to live solos.
> Yes it is. Let's settle this matter right here: we all knew
> immediately that recorded solos suck right after Bunny Berigan
> recorded "I Can't Get Started."
> This was around the same time that Clarence Hutchinrider recorded
> his solo on "Smoke Rings." Artie Shaw recorded "Stardust." And who
> was that awful tenor player who recorded "Body and Soul" back in the
> forties? These people just elbowed up to the bar of music and
> shoved aside all those other guys who didn't get recorded. And we
> know how great those other guys were because...well, because people
> say so who remember...or think they do.
> Unfortunately all those marvelous players are now hearsay: their
> testimony comes now through third party folks because, guess what:
> they didn't get recorded! We all know zillions of solos over the
> years that should have been recorded! Some of our own that we
> played, somehow, on some inspired night, and could never repeat:
> man, if I only had that one on tape...
> But no one will ever hear it because, guess what: no recording.
> Charlie Hooks
> A closed mouth gathers no feet.
“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that
counts can be counted.” -- Albert Einstein
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