Re: The Red Hot Jazz Archive's Tenth Anniversary
Let me add my congratulations on the tenth anniversary of
the Red Hot Jazz web site. I have enjoyed the music on the site
since I first found it on a web surfing session back in 1998. I
thought that it was great that someone was sharing this wonderful
music with others. While many contributors have been involved with
this electronic encyclopedia of jazz and hot dance music, it is
through Scott's efforts that the site is, and will continue to be,
an outpost for the music of generations past which is as enjoyable
and sprightly as ever, and as close as the click of a mouse.
Therefore, I raise my glass of Cliquot Club to you, Scott, and wish
you and the RHJA all the best for years to come!
--- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, Scott Alexander <scott@...> wrote:
> The Red Hot Jazz Archive first appeared on the Internet in
> 1996. I'd like to thank all of you who have contributed to the
> the years. It wouldn't have been what it is today without your
> generosity. I'm amazed that I'm still working on the site after
> these years and I'm astounded at how large it has grown. I've
> had a good time learning about the history of early jazz and I
> have too.
> The site is a bit of a "white elephant" (see definition #1 -
> http://www.tfd.com/white+elephant) but I hope to keep it going for
> another ten years. We are blessed to live in a time where the
> of the Internet has made it possible for us all to get together
> share something that we enjoy even though we are individuals
> around the globe. I fear we are leaving a golden era of the
> history and heading for an era where corporations and governments
> seek to control everything that appears online, but until then,
> my best to keep the site going because you know what? I thought I
> Buddy Bolden say something ten years ago.
> Scott Alexander
> The Red Hot Jazz Archive