[Dixielandjazz] Jazz History

Stan Brager sbrager at verizon.net
Sat May 5 15:57:31 PDT 2012

Thanks, Dave;

One of the few albums on NO marching bands in my collection is the "Atlantic
New Orleans Jazz Sessions" on Mosaic. The liner notes show that "St. Louis
Blues" was recorded by the Young Tuxedo Brass Band. A note says that it was
unissued and the master no longer exists. "St. Louis..." was not recorded by
the Eureka Brass Band which is also represented in this set.

Stan Brager

> -----Original Message-----
> From: domitype [mailto:domitype at gmail.com]
> Sent: Saturday, May 05, 2012 9:45 AM
> To: Stan Brager
> Cc: Dixieland Jazz Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Jazz History
> I would think the New Orleans brass bands are an essential part of that
> early  jazz history. There may be other good examples, but If you can
> find recordings by the Original Zenith band (done in the  1940s as I
> recall, but certainly had an older "feel" than some of the other bands
> that have been recorded.) "High Society" or "Panama" would be good
> songs to show the variety of musical influences that were incorporated
> in Brass Band music of the time.
> Dave Richoux
> On May 5, 2012, at 10:39 AM, "Stan Brager" <sbrager at verizon.net> wrote:
> > I've been asked to teach the history of jazz as part of a music
> > appreciation class which concentrates on "Classical Music". The class
> > would last 1 to 1.5 hours. It will be done using "St. Louis Blues" to
> > illustrate the various stages of jazz. Missing would be the early New
> > Orleans style(s). Would it be safe to say that Bunk Johnson or George
> > Lewis circa the '40s - '60s would be appropriate? What about the NO
> marching bands?
> >
> >
> >
> > Thanks for your thoughts;
> >
> >
> >
> > Stan

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