[Dixielandjazz] Oompah vs dixie

Beth Schweitzer beth at portafortuna.com
Fri May 28 09:44:40 PDT 2010

Oh absolutely! That's why we (my mom and I) love the St. Louis Rivermen
so much. They always look like they're really enjoying themselves up
there and that is contagious. Much more fun than the bands that are all
seriousness and sober. Even if they played better. Which they don't. :-D


P.S. I'm going back in my hole now - it's been fun.

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Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Oompah vs dixie
From: "Jim Kashishian" <jim at kashprod.com>

Maybe, just maybe, the oompah bands are playing "fun" music rather than
trying to create (or recreate) an art form? I sometimes think that is
happens with Jazz in general, where the musician begins to take his
too seriously. Remembering where our music came from is
booze, good times, women, etc. There can be serious moments, but the fun
has to be there, also.


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