[Dixielandjazz] Time Travel & Firehouse Five + 2

Marek Boym marekboym at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 08:30:12 PDT 2009

Unfortunately, American cartoons (or films) were not screened in
Communist poland from 1949 to 1957 or so (except for classics like
However, I know them (and lod films that had lots of jazz in them) to
have an impact.  A good friend of mine, who has since become a jazz
collector, told me that this was the music of her youth, because of
all those old films shown on the box.
And some featured the "real thing" (Armstrong's "You Rascal You" on \
Betty Boop cartoon, for example).

On 14/10/2009, Stephen G Barbone <barbonestreet at earthlink.net> wrote:
> > David M Richoux <tubaman at tubatoast.com> wrote
> >
> > In 1955 my family lived just a few miles away from Disneyland, then
> > under construction. Just before it opened, my father was stationed to
> > a Navy base on Guam, so we all went along. Totally missed the grand
> > opening of the park and didn't get back to Southern California until
> > 1958. However, I watched Mickey Mouse Club faithfully (also the Howdy-
> > Doodie Show) and I do vaguely remember seeing some of those Firehouse
> > 5+2 performances.
> >
> > So between those shows, the Spike Jones TV show, Ernie Kovacs, Rocky
> > and Bullwinkle and a few other strange TV shows) my musical tastes
> > were set to "OKOM, Hokum, and Novelty" at a very young age!   (My
> > mother did not do anything to discourage this, by the way ;-)
> >
> What helped get me, and many of my generation interested in OKOM was the
> Cartoon Music from movie cartoons. Most all of us went to the movies every
> Saturday at 1 PM to see a Western, and about a half hour of cartoons. The
> cartoon music was almost always some form of Dixieland. So, from about age
> 10 on, we were exposed to it on a weekly basis and associating a good time
> with it. It was a natural progression to appreciating the real thing, when
> we got a little older and could hear it on the radio.
> Cheers,
> Steve Barbone
> www.myspace.com/barbonestreetjazzband
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