[Dixielandjazz] New Orleans Music
lherault at bu.edu
Tue Sep 20 06:43:49 PDT 2005
Interestingly, the writer thinks that the N.O. "music scene" started
sometime in the 1960s, since Mr. Toussaint started about that time and he is
a "seminal figure". This seems to pretty well ignore the music scene that
was there before 1960 and that was indeed, Jazz.
From: dixielandjazz-bounces at ml.islandnet.com
[mailto:dixielandjazz-bounces at ml.islandnet.com]On Behalf Of Steve
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 9:17 AM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] New Orleans Music
Sometimes we fixate on OKOM as the "only" New Orleans contribution to music.
We are ignorant of the contributions of New Orleans musicians to many other
genres. The below article if for those who might wish to understand why
there are Rock Musicians, and Funk musicians, and Gospel musicians
performing at so many of the Hurricane Relief Concerts.
Caveat: "IT IS NOT ABOUT OKOM - IT IS ABOUT NEW OLRLEANS MUSIC.
<Snip>.On Friday, two and a half weeks after he fled Hurricane Katrina, Mr.
Toussaint, 67, a seminal figure on the New Orleans music scene, was decked
out in a pinstriped suit illuminated by the pink and purple silk of a
coordinated shirt, tie and pocket square.
hometown. As Mr. Toussaint said, "Some of us get homesick at the airport
every time we're fixing to leave."
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