[Dixielandjazz] What Happened to the Dixieland? - Was

Stephen G Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Sat Aug 8 17:37:22 PDT 2009

Here's the 1st paragraph of an AP Obit in the NY Times. Notice the  
reference to "Dixieland".

NEW YORK (AP) -- Willy DeVille, who founded the punk group Mink  
DeVille and was known for his blend of R&B, blues, Dixieland and  
traditional French Cajun ballads, has died, his publicist said Friday.  
He was 58.

Later that same day, a staff writer for the Times wrote an obit for  
DeVille. Here's his 1st paragraph.

Willy DeVille, a singer and songwriter and the leader of the group  
Mink DeVille, whose adventurous forays into rhythm and blues, Cajun  
music and salsa made him one of the most original figures of the New  
York punk scene of the 1970s, died on Thursday in Manhattan. He was 58.

Hey, what happened to Dixieland? Maybe we need to turn it into salsa  
to get to those punk kids? <grin>

Steve Barbone


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