AW: [RedHotJazz] Hey, There's Some New Stuff On www.redhotjazz.com
- Hi Patrice,
I have listened to one side in the meantime and stand by my original impression. You're very obviously right about the problem of borderlines. In the innocent days when I started listening to jazz my only source of knowledge were a few books and the reissue programmes of the major labels. This created my first impressions about the "jazz map".
It was only when reissue programmes by collectors, such as the Fountain/Retrieval and VJM projects, started going beyond the hard-core of classics, that I became aware that there is much more music out there and that history isn't as simple as the books would have us believe.
The dividing-line between vaudeville and blues singing is difficult: I think Messrs. Rust, Godrich and Dixon employed "rules of thumb" like the colour of the singer's skin and labels on which the recordings were issued. When you hear Paramount, you automatically think of blues and Afro-American musicians...
Von: Patrice Champarou [mailto:patrice.champarou@...]
Gesendet: Freitag, 24. September 2004 12:02
Betreff: Re: [RedHotJazz] Hey, There's Some New Stuff On www.redhotjazz.com
> I don't have any information on Flo Bert, and haven't yet listenedNeither had I , until now. All I can say is that, unless Broadway 1040 had
> to the recordings
three sides, Whistle And I'll Come To Meet You should be Bwy 1023;)))
To move slightly away from the considerable knowledge I haven't got, these
sides clearly show that separating "true" blues from vaudeville or jazz is
just as difficult as making the difference between "hot" jazz and dance
bands. I wouldn't like to have to make decisions as to what "should" be
retained in Brian Rust's or Godrich-Dixon's reference books (and expect this
replies to your interrogations about why I chose to add the word "red";)
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