[Dixielandjazz] Hindustan as Dixieland tune

David W. Littlefield dwlit at cpcug.org
Sat Sep 24 08:40:46 PDT 2005

Hi All. I've checked my CD catalogs and Rust's JR, and can't determine when
or how. "Hindustan" came into the Dixieland repertoire, let alone why it
became a standard. Rust lists only 1 1920's record, by Ben Bernie in 1928
(It's on the Jack Pettis CD). In the 30s, the Bob Crosby Orchestra. 

It was recorded a couple of times each by Condon and Wilber De Paris in the
50s. Were those records generally influential? 

This is an interesting aspect (IMO) of the history of our music. We can
often pinpoint possible influences--eg Armstrong and Noone for "When you're
smiling" and many other pop tunes, Goodman's Trio and Quartet, etc. I
suppose some tunes came in due to frequent performance in the NY clubs
during the 40s and 50s...


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