[Dixielandjazz] Old dances

D and R Hardie darnhard at ozemail.com.au
Sun Jun 10 01:15:14 PDT 2007

Hi Shiek
I tried sending this to you off list but got a Delivery status 
notification failure for your address. I decided to go via DJML
Dan Hardie

Hi Sheik,
                 List member Sue Loerchen from New Orleans is a 
specialist in the revival of the social dances of Buddy Bolden's time. 
She may be a useful contact. Glad you are getting something from the 
books. ( I assume you included the "Birth of Jazz: Reviving the Music 
of the Bolden Era" in your acquisitions.)
At the end of the concert I referred to in my original post a lady came 
upstage and told me she was involved in a group reviving the old dances 
here. She was most interested in our performances of the mazurka and 
quadrille. The High Society tempo question is interesting. I suppose 
you've seen Dr. Souchon's comments that the Oliver band version evolved 
over a period of time from a slow march to the supper table to the 
quicker version on their recording. (It is in R. Gottleib's Reading 
Jazz see p 364 of Exploring Early Jazz)
  I'd be very interested in your conclusions.
best wishes
Dan Hardie

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