[Dixielandjazz] Culture Shock ~ George Lewis

richard.flecknell at ntlworld.com richard.flecknell at ntlworld.com
Tue Oct 13 10:19:45 PDT 2009

Hello folks,
this is for the Americans (North that is).

Obviously, almost to a man/gal, the Firehouse Five were enormously popular over in US (A National Institution I've read). They certainly are boisterous and have a Good Time sound. Jim K can remember well just how good they were live. Some I know were around when they first started recording.

My question is this, what was the reaction, good/bad, when the George Lewis Band was unleased to you. Collegiate/Ice Cream, I was gobsmacked and swept away, still trying to catch my breath.
Being younger than some here (guesswork and deduction) I and others back in the Homeland have, often, no idea what went in your culture other than jazz books. First hand accounts please.

Richard (still yet to be convinced of FH5 worth)

Actually it seems that I may like Firemen's Lament and Lonesome Railroad, a real band waiting to get of those outfits.

Just for historical accuracy: Ward Kimball's phonograph, who manufactured it, I could kill 'em. 13 albums! ~ trouble with you lot, you don't know when to put your hands up.

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