[Dixielandjazz] Who wrote Tiger Rag?
mike at railroadstjazzwest.com
Fri Jan 5 15:17:49 PST 2007
Welcome to the group Criss. My name is Mike and I am a trombone
Criss719 at wmconnect.com wrote:
> Wow, that's a lot of new info that I did not know.
> I always thought that ODJB wrote the song in 1917.
> Allow me to introduce myself.
> My name is Criss Morrison. I fell in love with Dixieland music back in 1976
> listening to the band at Shakey's Pizza Parlor every Saturday night.
> Because of my love for Dixieland music, I taught myself to play the trombone
> way back in 76.
> I also play the piano.
> I spent several years in Germany while I was in the Army and heard some
> wonderful Dixieland bands there. I would go out every weekend and sit in with
> different bands. Man, that was such fun!
> My wife, Monika who is from Germany and Finland
> and I now live in Panama City Beach, FL.
> Sadly, there aren't any Dixieland Bands here.
> There used to be a few beer joints that had jam sessions. We mostly played
> country music but would also throw in something like Stormy Monday from time to
> time. I would play trombone and sometimes a little trumpet and blend in the
> best that I could. Kind of a Nashville Brass sound but when given the
> opportunity and the song permitted, I would play Dixieland or Blues, Leon Redbone style.
> It was really, really difficult for me at first to play with a country band
> because they played in keys that I never played in like D, E, A and G.
> I have a King 606 (that I love) and use a Rudy Muck mouthpiece (that I also
> I play Gospel, Blues and Dixieland/Sing-a-long and country on the piano.
> I have a Baldwin studio piano.
> I'm happy to be a member of this group and hope to learn a lot from each of
> Criss in Panama City Beach
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