[Dixielandjazz] Henry Ford

Dingo roadie at btinternet.com
Tue May 1 11:51:42 PDT 2012

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pat Ladd"

> Reading a newspaper from Jan 1926 I found this little gem.
> 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 
> airs.
> 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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Ford  refers
John D

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