[Dixielandjazz] NEW TUNES FOR OKOM?

Arnold Day arnieday at optonline.net
Fri Jun 17 14:56:03 PDT 2005

Oh....I'm sure one of them has something in her repertoire that would 
turn you on, John

john petters wrote:

>Steve said,
>>Anybody out there doing Billy Joel, or Bruce Springsteen, or? Seems to me
>>be a hell of a way to get more audience in addition to all the other
>>Barbone Street does to attract the jazz oblivious
>I've got no problem with new songs IF you play them in a dixieland or swing
>style. The biggest problem is that a lot of recent songs lack the quality of
>the great American songbook. Also many do not adapt to a 4/4 swinging
>rhythm. When a jazz band starts to play with a rock beat, then it becomes
>something different and you might as well ditch the brass front line and get
>a set of electric guitars. Jazz has to swing for me. Agree, some Beatle
>tunes swing, Michelle for example, When I'm 64 etc. But try and get the
>Spice Girls repertoire to work. Give me Snake Rag or Stockyard Strut anyday.
>Have a good weekend everybody.
>John Petters
>Amateur Radio Station G3YPZ
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