[Dixielandjazz] Ray Ronnei ~ Enlighten ... please
rsr at ringwald.com
Sat May 1 21:58:35 PDT 2010
Years ago I worked some gigs with Ray Ronnei. The last I heard, he was a hermit living somewhere in the Berkeley hills.
Not sure if he is still alive.
If anyone is interested, I could make some inquiries.
who else is on that 1962 LP?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Haesler" <bhaesler at bigpond.net.au>
To: "Bob Ringwald" <rsr at ringwald.com>
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Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2010 6:29 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Ray Ronnei ~ Enlighten ... please
> FLECKNELL RICHARD posted:
> and asked about Papa Ray Ronnie.
> Dear Richard,
> Last week, by sheer coincidence, I came across a long forgotten Jazz Missionaries LP (Epitaph No. 2) in my collection.
> Having grown up with the Bunk Johnson, George Lewis, Kid Ory, Mutt Carey New Orleans 'revival' and its British and Australian equivalents I was intrigued, and amazed, when I acquired the LP way back, to find a young US band doing the same thing.
> My first introduction to Ray Ronnei and his first issued recording.
> The Jazz Missionaries. Ray Ronnei (c/vcl) Al Crowne (tb) Walt Sereth (cl) Dick Shooshan (p) Vic Loring (bj) Mike Fay (sb).
> Santa Monica, CA, May 30, 1962
> All The Wrongs You've Done To Me
> All The Girls Go Crazy ('bout The Way I Walk)
> Isle of Capri
> Mood Indigo (rr vcl)
> You're Just In Love
> How Long Blues (rr vcl)
> Savoy Blues
> Creole Song
> Sweet Sue, Just You (rr vcl)
> At the time I was impressed by the band, but particularly by Ray Ronnei.
> All of them, at that time unknown to me, and playing the same NO music as we youngsters here in Oz.
> It was to be much later, as the individual musicians appeared on other LPs, that I was to discover more about them.
> Kind regards,
> PS: Many years ago, I related on the DJML how I came to finally meet pianist Dick Shooshan (the Golden Eagle JB leader) in the geographical centre of Australia.
> But no time to repeat it today. Off after lunch to our regular gig at the Fortune of War Hotel in the inner-city Rocks area of Sydney.
> Our clarinet lead, Jack Wiard is currently holidaying in Central Asia, so we have Bob Barnard filling in for the afternoon.
> Next week we have Trevor Rippingale. Then Jack returns.
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