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  • Ron L
    Jun 10, 2008
      Sorry to bother the list with this but I've just done some reformatting of
      Dan Van Landignham's message to make it easier to read. I want to see if it
      comes back as I've sent it out or if Yahoogroups does something strange to
      it. I am sending it out as HTML rather than as plain text.

      I've added two spaces after periods and eliminated things like

           (that is an ampersand followed by the letters nbsp,
      and then a colon, the whole string repeated three more times.)

      I added the line breaks back in which preserved Dan's hyphenation. Without
      that, the hyphenated words appeared mid-line or whenever.

      If Dan is reading this, I'd be curious to know what he is using to compose
      e-mail. Is it web-based, or Outlook, or some other program? Dan has such
      nice information and I am having an incredibly hard time deciphering it.


      Ron L

      -----Original Message-----

      From: RedHotJazz@yahoogroups. com [mailto:RedHotJazz@yahoogroups. com] On
      Behalf Of Dan Van Landingham

      Sent: Monday, June 09, 2008 10:29 PM

      To: RedHotJazz@yahoogroups. com

      Subject: Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: New member -

      I didn't know he played trumpet either until 1978 when I checked out a 78
      rpm set from

      the Coos Bay(Oregon)Public Library. That was the album that also showcased

      baritone sax work and Glenn Miller's trombone. As I said on my previous
      blog, I knew of

      Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey's respective trumpet and cornet work. Tommy Dorsey
      even kn-

      ew how to play sax as he, Jimmy, their sister Mary and their father,
      Thomas F. "Pop" Dors-

      ey played in the latter's saxophone quartette. Pop Dorsey played baritone,
      Tommy played

      tenor and Jimmy and sister Mary played alto. I had read of Tommy Dorsey's
      sax playing

      after reading the liner notes on one of RCA's "Complete Tommy Dorsey" series
      on RCA

      Bluebird. John Chilton, in his "Who's Who of Classic Jazz", mentioned Tommy
      playing the

      clarinet. Bandleader-composer and arranger Larry Clinton did play clarinet
      and I knew of

      him as a trumpeter and trombonist. I once saw one of those "soundies" on

      Movie Classics back in the '90s. I got my information from Peter Levinson's
      book; Tom-

      my Dorsey "Livin' in a Great Big Way". I had heard of it by way of National
      Public Radio

      some years ago. Regarding my record collection: I am slowly rebuilding my
      collection but

      I've replaced some of the LPs with CD copies. Lastly, referring back to the
      movie reviews I

      did for the NNDB website, I did one for the movie "The Fabulous Dorseys"
      but they have

      yet to print it. I saw that movie and "King of Jazz" back in 1988 on a now
      defunct cable

      channel called "The Nostalgia Channel". I gave most of those movies a
      rating of no more

      than one and a half to two stars. I am more into facts rather than the
      cheap sensational

      slant movies regarding the bulk of the movies that dealt with musicans.
      Other movies I am

      thinking of reviewing are "The Gene Krupa Story" and "The Glenn Miller
      Story. It's been on

      Turner Classic Movies for the last couple of weeks. I've seen it before.

      --- On Sun, 6/8/08, Tony Bradley <bopit56@yahoo. co. uk> wrote:

      From: Tony Bradley <bopit56@yahoo. co. uk>


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