[Dixielandjazz] Struck by a Comment

PHIL WILKING philwilking at bellsouth.net
Tue Mar 24 19:47:35 PDT 2009

Just remember that the word "jazz" was first spelled "jass," and it was far 
from a compliment. When used a century ago by the long established musicians 
to characterize the music of the younger generation, "jass" was a euphemism 
for "musical manure," that is: S**T.

Phil Wilking

The New Orleans Banjo Rendez-Vous
May 14, 15, & 16, 2009
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jerry Gordon" <jerrygordon at juno.com>

> If we didn't avoid the J-word, then maybe "civilians" would begin to
> understand some of what it encompasses.

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