[Dixielandjazz] Adding Youthful members / or audiences
philwilking at bellsouth.net
Wed May 26 14:54:54 PDT 2010
Sounds very similar to what I read about Lu Watters in the late 1930's.
He was playing his interpretations of King Oliver type tunes to packed
houses of college kids while the other bands were wandering off into bee-bop
never-never land. The other band leaders complained to him about how
old-fashioned his band was and generally said "Why don't you play what we
His answer (to paraphrase) was: I am playing what I like and filling the
place; you are playing your stuff to empty houses. I think I'll keep on
doing things my way.
Those who would exchange freedom for
security deserve neither freedom nor security.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen G Barbone" <barbonestreet at earthlink.net>
> And yes, throw Mardi Gras beads. Many bands/leaders dissed our throwing
> of beads at public gigs. Too bad. Those bands aren't working, or are
> working for peanuts, while we are turning down gigs because we're just
> too damn old to take them all.
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