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4783Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: Earliest jazz in Europe

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  • David Richoux
    Sep 29, 2007
      There is a current multi-style trumpeter (Jazz/Klez/Balkan Brass,
      etc.) named Frank London who has spun a wonderful "history" that
      takes all western popular music back to the days of Kings David and
      Solomon (and even the Tower of Babel!) - here is a link to his thesis:


      Lots of fun...

      Dave Richoux

      On Sep 29, 2007, at 2:04 PM, ikey100 wrote:

      > This has been an informative thread, but may I offer the usual
      > caution against imposing more rigid distinctions than were present
      > contemporaneously. As pointed out, there seems to have been some
      > continuum of direct influence since at least the early commercial
      > ragtime era. And African (or African-American) influences on those
      > European music makers with receptive minds had been available since
      > at least the 1850's success of The Va. Minstrels. (On the other
      > hand, I realize that continuums can be exagerrated, either through
      > wishful thinking or purposeful distortion. Some may recall a
      > wonderful satirical record in the 1950's, by Henry Jacobs
      > as "Solomon Stein", in which he traced the roots of Calypso back to
      > ancient Hebrew texts).
      > Warren
      > --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, Howard Rye <howard@...>
      > wrote:
      >> The influence, if real, must have been from African-American
      > string bands.....I suspect we're really looking at influence from
      > popular ragtime, which is not likely to be distinguishable at this
      > early date.
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