[Dixielandjazz] A diversion: jazz and American literature.
robert.smith at tele2.no
Tue Oct 13 02:46:00 PDT 2009
I imagine he was thinking about the top dance bands of the time, as "jazz"
on record as we know it didn't exist at that time (1920) except to the
youngsters and a few older people who'd heard the ODJB. I assume also that
he didn't know much about Victrolas, unless it's my total ignorance of
bamboo being used to make acoustic gramophone needles. I would have thought
that bamboo was too springy to be used as a needle for a heavy acoustic
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