[Dixielandjazz] Jazz & Poetry

Steve barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Sat Mar 19 17:18:47 PST 2005


OKOM & Poetry?

Say, isn't just about every song with lyrics that is OKOM, a mixture of
"Jazz" & Poetry"?

If so, then OKOM was the FIRST genre of jazz to include Poetry.

And all those beat, bearded poets in Greenwich Village and San Francisco
were just copy cats of folks like Berlin, Ratzaf, Gershwin, et al.

Or are we talking Artsy/Fartsy vs. Commercial/Functional? Like "Fog Creeps
In On Little Cat Feet" vs. "Into Your Tent I'll Creep."?

Steve Barbone

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