[Dixielandjazz] FW: Sitting down
marekboym at gmail.com
Wed Jul 10 04:13:21 PDT 2013
Wit hreference to Bunk and Lews, you wrote " If the intention is to imitate
those old bands/photos, then that is the correct posture."
Lewis and his band were notall that old in those days, and even Johnson was
in his 60's. But you are right in a way: it's mostly "New Orleans:" style
bands that play sitting down.
I did not mention that "Eli and the Chocolate FActory often play sitting
down" - they attract lots of kids who come and dance.
On 10 July 2013 11:06, Jim Kashishian <jim at kashprod.com> wrote:
> Marek wrote:
> >I had not seen Bunk or the Lewis band live, but pictures show those bands
> sitting and playing. So perhaps it was not just the Preservation Hall.
> Of course, I have seen all those really old pictures, and a lot of bands
> were sitting down. If the intention is to imitate those old bands/photos,
> then that is the correct posture.
> >I have seen bands playing both ways; what matters is how they play, not
> whether they sit or stand!
> But, it does matter! How many of these kids (who we are supposedly trying
> to attract) have seen bands sitting down amongst the groups they tend to
> see? They will hear the music with their eyes even before it enters their
> ears, and if they can't even see you because you're below the front row of
> standing audience, then out the door they will go.......
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