[Dixielandjazz] Saint Louis Blues ?

Robert Ringwald rsr at ringwald.com
Sun May 6 19:38:47 PDT 2012

I note a comment appended to the pre-1920 St. Louis Blues on YouTube:

'Is it just me or do I hear "rock n roll" influences in a lot of these real old songs.'

I don’t think so. What you hear is some syncopation as Jazz and Ragtime was being developed. Some from Africa, some from the South American influence, etc. But no R&R influence. That beat came separately in the early 50s. 
--Bob Ringwald

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