[Dixielandjazz] Re: Strange Blues

Craig I. Johnson civanj at adelphia.net
Fri Mar 18 07:19:37 PST 2005

Bill  stated that "Strange Blues" would make a great theme for
a "late night" disk jockey. Well it turns out that if one is a 
New England devotee of this music referred to  in this list as
:"OKOM", then a great program on (I think) WHDH from Boston
is Ray Smith's  "Jazz Decades" Ray uses (or used to use
-- I haven't heard him for a while)  "Strange Blues" as one of his
themes (normally, I believe to seque from the first half hour
to the second.)

I heard this tune for years on that program without knowing ever i
knowing its title until I found the music, liked the title, played
from the sheet music and discovered it was this same old
favorite of mine.

Ray, by the way is also a well known trad jazz drummer in
the Boston area as well.

Craig Johnson

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