[Dixielandjazz] Tony Sbarbaro/ Spargo

Steve barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Wed Mar 30 10:07:14 PST 2005

on 3/30/05 10:06 AM, john petters at johnpetters at tiscali.co.uk wrote:

> Hi Steve,
> Perhaps you could copy me in with that e-mail. Tony was a big influence. A
> great and under rated player
> John Petters
> Amateur Radio Station G3YPZ
> www.traditional-jazz.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dixielandjazz-bounces at ml.islandnet.com
> [mailto:dixielandjazz-bounces at ml.islandnet.com] On Behalf Of Steve barbone
> Sent: 30 March 2005 16:00
> To: Bob Ringwald; DJML
> Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Tony Sbarbaro/ Spargo
> Hi Bob:
> Received this note from Tony Sparbaro's grandson, Peter Jr.
> Can you help him subscribe to the DJML, with how to access archival
> information, and so on? I am also posting this to the list.
> Having met Tony briefly, and gigged with people who studied drums with him,
> and/or also gigged with him at Nicks, I will forward what I know about Tony
> directly to Peter. I hope list mates will do the same.
> Cheers,
> Steve Barbone
> PS. Peter, occasionally we all spell Sbarbaro  wrong. I sometimes put a "P"
> in place of that first "B"  because I met him as "Spargo" at Nick's. :-)
> VBG.
> ----------
> From: paul sbarbaro <oneedmeg at yahoo.com>
> Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 20:54:07 -0800 (PST)
> To: steve barbone <barbonestreet at earthlink.net>
> Subject: Sbarbaro Spargo
> Subject: Sbarbaro Spargo
> To: barbonestreet at earthlink.net
> Hurray the family name spelled correctly. I am ODJB'S Anthony Sbarbaro's
> grandson  Peter jr and after seeing many positive posts from you and others
> on the DJML on my grandfather on behalf of me and my father we thank you .
> what else do you know about my grandpa as i am tiring to document as much as
> possible as their is a lot of ODJB info but most is the same and if you
> could offer anything as i am embarrassed to ask my emails never make it; how
> do i archive that DJML list? is there an easy way to look around the site or
> am i dumb!! Any war stories would be greatly appreciated as my father is 75
> just heard a Phil Napoleon live at nicks album and it put a smile on his
> face. Did you meet him  or do you know any  other stories i would love to
> hear them as he would be 107 and not many people seem to know much about
> him. Did you see him play?- he died when i was 4 so i have no recollection;
> would you rank him as a good dixieland drummer or did dad tell too many war
> stories!. Thanks Peter  Sbarbaro Jr. ps my father  who was a producer and
> recorded buddy rich' count basie doc severonson perry como connie francis
> and many others passed away on march 8 th so i really feel the need to
> preserve the ODJB legacy and i found many more dixieland pictures which im
> sure i could share and wonder if  and hope the people could be identified- i
> live in northen nj about 2 hours from philly. Does your band play ODJB type
> stuff? Thanks for the comments as i educate my older sister on  her grandpa
> Tony Spargo Sbarbaro
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