[Dixielandjazz] Oldest trad band continuously still playing

Glen Page gpage at dccnet.com
Sat Mar 21 23:30:10 PDT 2009

Hi Bud, not to be confused with B.C.bud!

How about the New Orleans Rascals from Osaka , Japan. I can not give the
exact date but as their first anniversary concert was on Oct. 1962.

Depending on what YKOM is they would rate amongst the very top bands in the
world playing today. The Rascals play very much in the Lewis idiom , their
discography shows that their first recorded performance was playing at a
concert with the Lewis band at the time of the first tour of Japan of
George's band on Sept. 2nd 1963.

There have been only a couple of personnel changes since that time.
Incidentally the band was called the Original Osaka Jazz Band at the time. I
believe that the nucleus of the band played together at university some time
prior to forming the O.O.J.B.

Glen Page, the number one fan in Canada of the band.

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