[Dixielandjazz] [Dixieland] fake books
Andrew R. Cooper
andy_cooper at chatter.com
Mon Nov 19 13:32:52 PST 2007
I have seen signs online that there is a big 600+ page Dixieland book
that has been uploaded to a server for the "Firehouse Five Plus Two"
Dixieland fake book. It was saved in a .pdf format, which would be
ideal for most folks. I cannot locate this document.
Does anyone have the low-down on this Firehouse Five Plus Two Dixieland
I think that David Littlefield most likely took this Firehouse Five
book and, starting from there, made his VAST improvements on it for his
multi-volume set of trad, books he markets. I am quite impressed with
Mr. Littlefield's excellent on vintage jazz. I agree that they are
quite legible, but must say that they do have a few bloopers (like all
fake books do.) Well worth an investment for any serious dixieland
player, to be sure. He also has researched and has made available the
lyrics to hundreds of these tunes as well as his legible lead sheets.
Still, I'd like to see where he may have started with these Firehouse
Five books. At one time, I think they were available online, but I
can't find them now.
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On Nov 19, 2007, at 2:00 PM, dixielandjazz-request at ml.islandnet.com
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> Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 07:05:52 -0800
> From: "Janie McCue Lynch" <janie39 at socal.rr.com>
> Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Louis Brown Fake Book
> To: "'Robert S. Ringwald'" <robert at ringwald.com>
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>> From Bob:
> "The last I heard, his widow was not interested in handling the fake
> The only way you could get them would be to purchase a used copy from
> someone else.
> Dave Littlefield has some great fake books he has created. "
> I believe the last time the Lou Brown Fake Book topic arose that
> researched it and found that there were some copyright issues that were
> murky, and that was the reason the family chose not to continue making
> available. Just more hassle with clearing up those issues than they
> interested in dealing with.
> I have not heard that anyone else was interested in taking this over.
> And yes, Dave's books are great..I have two of them. Very well done,
> inclusions with good attention to detail and so very easy to read.
> Jane Lynch
> janie39 at socal.rr.com
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