[Dixielandjazz] Keppard

Robert S. Ringwald robert at ringwald.com
Sun Nov 4 18:33:49 PST 2007

Just listened to Stock Yard Strut with Freddy Keppard,  Very hot tpt 
playing.  I can certainly see where some early musicians thought he was 
better than Armstrong.  Possibly Louis had not come into his own by the time 
their determination was made.  Keppard was obviously older than Armstrong as 
he was playing in 1906 when Armstrong was 5-years old.

One wonders how his rep would have faired if he had lived a long and 
productive musical life.

--Bob Ringwald K6YBV
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Fulton Street Jazz Band

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