4769Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: Earliest jazz in Europe
- Sep 28, 2007on 28/9/07 10:31, yarel41 at yarel41@... wrote:
>According to Irene Castle's autobiography (Castles In The Air, 1958) the
>We know that Irene and Vernon Castle were introducing American
>ragtime as performance dancers at the night-club Café de Paris 1911
>They were very popular. But who played the music ?
house band, led by someone called Paris. Can this latter really be true?
They had been accustomed to accompanying Apache dancing so may not have
found the Castles entirely alien, but it seems unlikely the music was very
idiomatic if this is all correcctly remembered.
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