6282Re: shopworn sentimentalism (was Bob Fuller musicians and recording)
- Sep 6, 2008--- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, Bob Mates <bluesbob@...> wrote:
>Louis Armstrong was surfacing always happy, smiling, laughing, and
> One could even bring racism into the discussion, because many
> people figured that black folks were supposed to be happy, happy,
> happy. By the way, while briefly on the subject of racism, it's
> interesting and very sad to note that many of the jazz clubs, who
> regularly hired black jazz musicians, wouldn't allow them to
> patronize with the white customers.
also, Louis didn't care to abandon hot music and become sweeter with
the times going by. But Louis Armstrong will forever be a great
musician. Was Fats Waller was influenced by Armstrong's charisma,
(and not just the singing style)?
Bob, what does it mean to patronize with the white customers?
I also wonder whether there were "uncle tom" accusations against Fats
Waller. There were such at Louis Armstrong.
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