[Dixielandjazz] Woody Herman
rsr at ringwald.com
Sun Dec 23 16:35:37 PST 2012
Back in the 60s and 70s when the Musician’s union had some balls, every year they would hire a big band for a big party. One year it was Woody Herman’s band.
I was very disappointed because he had a whole band made up of young musicians playing new, more modern charts. Also had a keyboard that sounded like a keyboard in those years. I wanted to hear the old Woody Herman that I was familiar with on records.
I’d like to be at that concert now as of course through the years my musical taste and understanding has changed. I’m sure I would enjoy the band much more now.
One of my all-time favorites was “Wild Apple Honey.” I don’t know which version it was. I purchased a LP with it one time and it wasn’t the wild version that I had heard on the radio.
Back then in the 60s, there was a Jazz show on all night. On our way home from gigs we’d stop and call the DJ and request that he play that version. It was “Wild.”
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