[Dixielandjazz] A diversion: jazz and American literature.

Robert Smith robert.smith at tele2.no
Tue Oct 13 02:46:00 PDT 2009

Dear Mike

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 

Kind Regards

Bob Smith

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