[Dixielandjazz] Re: Zutty Singleton (was Guy Lombardo, a hip 1930s band)

Richard Broadie rbroadie at dc.rr.com
Sun Jun 19 01:03:25 PDT 2005

I confirm Bill's pronunciation from a few guys I knew many years ago that 
said it that way.  Likely is likely derivitive of Zoot suit craze of 1940s. 
This last part is just a guess but seems likely.  They should have named him 
Zooty ... but that's life.   Dick B.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Haesler" <bhaesler at bigpond.net.au>
To: "David Richoux" <tubaman at tubatoast.com>; "dixieland jazz mail list" 
<dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2005 11:05 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Re: Zutty Singleton (was Guy Lombardo,a hip 1930s 

> Dear Dave,
> I have always pronounced Zutty Singleton's name as 'Zootie' ['Zoo-tea']
> based on the title of the side recorded by Pee Russell's Rhythmakers for 
> on 31 Aug 1938: "Zutty's Hootie Blues" (aka "Horn of Plenty Blues").
> Zutty takes the vcl on this, but does not mention his name.
> Like you, I would like some confirmation, or otherwise.
> Kind regards,
> Bill.
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