[Dixielandjazz] Tiger Rag

Mike mike at railroadstjazzwest.com
Fri Jan 5 10:12:25 PST 2007

I heard that Nick LaRocca didn't actually write Tiger Rag but he 
did publish it first. From what I understand it was a very well 
known tune in New Orleans and it remained unpublished for many 
years. Does anyone know if that's true?


Marek Boym wrote:
> Hello Hans,
> A good friend of mine, and a great jazz connoisseur, the late Remigiusz Gibas from Poland, once snt me a tape with several performances of "Tiger," mainly by various Europeans big bands, but also the classic Ellington version.
> Remigiusz died in a car accident a few weeks ago.
> Blessed be his memory,
> Marek
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