[Dixielandjazz] Definitive "Panama" record?

Jack Mitchell fjmitch at westnet.com.au
Fri Oct 2 14:36:54 PDT 2009

The greatest recording of PANAMA is by Wild Bill Davison and his Commodores 
from 1943. End of story.

Best wishes
Jack Mitchell

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Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Definitive "Panama" record?

> Hi Gang. Question: What is the "definitive" recording of "Panama"
> for someone who wants to learn the complete tune from a record, rather
> than from music (eg. my sheet in "Dixieland Fake Book Vol. 1")
> As with too many recordings, the lead horn on very often doesn't provide
> even a reasonably a straight melody line--I keep wanting to yell: "if you
> ain't gonna play PANAMA, call it Tegucigalpa or something!!!"
> Thanks.
> --Sheik
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