[Dixielandjazz] Henry Ford
roadie at btinternet.com
Tue May 1 11:51:42 PDT 2012
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From: "Pat Ladd"
> Reading a newspaper from Jan 1926 I found this little gem.
> "WAR ON JAZZ
> Campaign to revive old waltzes..
> Henry Ford, maker of motorcars has declared war on jazz by instituting a
> mass production revival of the old dances which were fiddled in farmhouse,
> kitchen and barn.
> He intends to collect them from old time fiddlers who remember the mellow
> It is claimed by Mr Ford that the old dances are what a jaded generation
> has been looking for.
> The old music,the neighbourly mingling of people in square dances, the
> rollicking reels and joyous gigs as well as the vocal harmony of the calls
> are all found `he says` to impart a pleasure which the more sophisticated
> of the manufactured dances cannot give."
> Isn't it strange how someone who is so brilliant in one field can be such
> a twit in another
...... and have been a Nazi sympathiser too.
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