[Dixielandjazz] "Oriental Jazz"

Fred Spencer drjz at bealenet.com
Thu Mar 17 07:57:40 PST 2005

Dear Steve,
These books about the "orient' and Hawaii may be of interest.
"Buck |Clayton's Jazz World"--he spent some time in China in a band formed 
by Teddy Weatherford, who died of cholera in India.
"Hula Blues" by Gurre Ploner Noble.
"The Ukulele" by John Henry Felix, Leslie Nunes, and Peter F. Senecal.
"Blue Nippon. Authenticating Jazz in Japan" by E. Taylor Atkins.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve barbone" <barbonestreet at earthlink.net>
To: "Louis Lince" <louislince at neworleansmusic.demon.co.uk>
Cc: "DJML" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 12:23 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] "Oriental Jazz"

> Louis Lince at louislince at neworleansmusic.demon.co.uk wrote:
>> Hi Steve and listmates,
>> In the late '20s and early '30s the "Oriental" phase was replaced by a
>> series of "Hawaiian" etc. type songs...eg Drifting and Dreaming, Yaaka 
>> Hula,
>> My little Bimbo, Beneath hawaiian Skies etc.
>> Things always were cyclical. I have no doubt that there will be yet 
>> another
>> craze...BUT please let it not be Rap (where the C is silent)
> Hi Louis & List mates:
> If you haven't already done so, check out the below web site for the
> "History" of why this Oriental Craze happened. Gives a Great analysis of
> when it first took root and the Sociology of WHY. Plus a few tunes you 
> never
> heard of by way of example.
> We often tend to try and separate the Social Background from the Music and
> IMO that is a huge error. The social background generates the music in 
> many
> ways. Yes, I am repeating it, but THIS IS A GREAT 2 PAGE SITE.
> http://parlorsongs.com/issues/2003-1/thismonth/featurea.asp
> Cheers,
> Steve Barbone
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