[Dixielandjazz] Floyd Levin RIP

Don Ingle dingle at nomadinter.net
Wed Jan 31 07:51:57 PST 2007

It truly is a loss to the world of a great reporter and jazz writer, 
whose keen observations and to the point reportage of the jazz scene in  
many publications were as good as it gets. I have saved the eulogy he 
wrote on the passing of "Uncle Rosey" -- Rosey McHargue. He understood 
Rosey and his place  in our jazz history and for those of us who knew 
Rosey well -- (me all my life, litteraly since he subbed for my father 
on Maury Sherman's band so dad could get to  the hospital when I was 
born) -- it was the perfect portrait in words of one fine jazzman.
Now we will wonder who will do as much and as well to speak about Floyd 
as well as he has spoken for others of our shrinking traditional jazz 
ranks. This passing of a fine man and excellent communicator is a large 
loss to us all. Rest well, good man. It was sadly your time to write -30-.

Gary Kiser wrote:
> Bad bad news!!!!!
> Wally Holmes wrote:
> Friends and family,
> We were devastated to learn this morning that our dear friend Floyd Levin
> died last night very unexpectantly of a heart attack.  Our heart goes out to
> Lucille and his family. The entire music community has lost a great jazz
> historian and a lover of ALL kinds of jazz and all kinds of musicians. I
> will personally miss our telephone chats about music today and music
> and musicians from the past. Most of which that he had a personal connection
> with.
> Good by old friend,
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