[Dixielandjazz] Paul Whiteman

Bill Haesler bhaesler at bigpond.net.au
Sun Jan 20 12:48:53 PST 2013

Brian Harvey wrote in part:
> And what I have heard over the years was hot but not jazz. 

Dear Brian,
Which is why, many moons ago the term "Hot Dance" (attributed to Brian Rust) was invented.
It describes perfectly a hot Bix solo leaping out of a Paul Whiteman record.
Young Louis Armstrong soaring above the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra in 1924.
Early Bunny Berigan with the Fred Rich band. 
Wild Bill Davison and the Benny Meroff Orch,
Freddy Keppard with Doc Cook's Dreamland Orchestra.
My collection is full of wonderful examples of jazzmen earning a living.
A whole genre of 1920s jazz-related musical hotness many people overlook because "it isn't jazz".
But then, you already know that you old stirrer.
Very kind regards,



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