[Dixielandjazz] Re: Yoshio Toyama
Robert S. Ringwald
robert at ringwald.com
Thu Mar 10 18:07:45 PST 2005
Richard Broadie writes:
Yoshio Toyama is the leader of the "Saints" and has an excellent okom band
in Tokyo. They've been performing at the LA Classic/Sweet n Hot festival
annually for many years. For years, the band sounded like an exact clone of
Louis Armstrong's All Star groups (to the point that solos were copied note
When I had my radio show in the Los Angeles market, I once played a cut each
week from a Yoshio Toyama recording. It was a contest to name the band.
The listeners went bananas trying to guess who it was. It was great fun.
Took 'em quite a while, several weeks, before someone guessed it.
--Bob Ringwald K6YBV
Placerville, CA USA
"There are three kinds of men:
The ones that learn by reading.
The few who learn by observation.
The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for
--William Penn Adair (Will) Rogers B: 11/4/1879 D: 8/15/1935
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