[Dixielandjazz] Oscar Aleman ( 1909 - 1980 )
sbrager at socal.rr.com
Sat Oct 14 14:19:49 PDT 2006
Thanks for the reminder, Hans.
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From: "Hans en Corrie Koert" <koerthchkz at zeelandnet.nl>
To: "Dixieland List" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Friday, October 13, 2006 9:55 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Oscar Aleman ( 1909 - 1980 )
> On October 14th, Oscar Aleman, the great Argentine jazz guitarist, died 26
> years ago. In Argentina several concerts will be organized today in
> commemoration of this event.
> This great guitar player was a mythical figure for years. In the 1930s he
> was one of the best guitar players in Europe and could match even Django.
> lot of people even found him play better then Django. Django admired him
> they became friends. After 1940 Oscar moved to South America and but few
> people followed his career. He became one of the greatest Argentine stars
> the 1950s.
> Now, in 2006, his musical heritage is described in an extensive
> ( also in book form) and research is done by an enthusiast group of
> Danish - Argentine admirers (The Alemaniacs) in what is called the El
> redescubrimiento de Oscar Aleman project
> (http://www.people.zeelandnet.nl/koerthchkz/aleman.htm )
> A special web log is dedicated to Oscar Aleman (
> http://oscar-aleman.blogspot.com ). In its menu you'll find links to other
> interesting sites.
> Hans Koert
> Oscar Aleman Discography
> Keep swinging
> Hans Koert
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