- Hi to everyone,
I found an announcement about this new list on the 78-l site. Some of
you might know me from the "HotJazz" Mailing list (without "Red") -
maybe Patrice can explain if this group is going to have a different
focus from the other.
I must be in the same sort of age bracket as Patrice - if things go well
I retire in 7 years. After being trained as a sociologist, I have worked
mainly in providing advice to politicians (on technological policies)
and work at a large national research centre.
My interest in jazz also developed in the 1960s at a period when the
"Temperance Seven" had top-ten hits. At the time I lived in Hamburg,
which is still one of the bastions of traditional jazz styles in
My record collection includes all relevant media: 78s, EPs, LPs and CDs.
The most recent acquisitions are the Frog and HEP CDs of the Earl Hines
Orchestra ( I had all on LP, but bought them for the new John R.T.
Davies transfers), the Whoopee Makers/Ben Pollack Vol. 7 on Jazz Oracle
- several sides that really were new to me, plus - I don't know if I
should admit it here - the box of Charlie Parker recordings on JSP
restored by Ted Kendall. Having more or less ignored Parker until a
couple years ago, I can now really appreciate his playing. On its way to
me is the box of "Paramount Masters", also from JSP, so you can see I
have fairly catholic tastes.
To close, a question: does anyone have any ideas about the personnel on
the solitary record by a group called the Jim Dandies? Up to the 5th
edition, Rust was fairly undecided about them, at one time saying they
were more or less Lem Fowler's Washboard Wonders, at another claiming
Sidney deParis on cornet. What does the new edition say? Has this ever
beeen reissued on LP or CD?
- Well, Michael...
> Some ofWhat I must explain is this : as soon as I had the idea of creating this
> you might know me from the "HotJazz" Mailing list (without "Red") -
> maybe Patrice can explain if this group is going to have a different
> focus from the other.
group, I started looking for similar list, and could find only one.
Several interesting discussions, but medium traffic and a surprisingly low
number of subscribers for a group which was created in 1999!
Anyway I did *not* want to compete with an existing group on the same topic.
What happened, besides the fact that hotjazz has been completely inactive
for 90 days, is that I could never get in touch with the moderator or even
join. After a whole week, my membership request was still pending, which
meant that either the group was 'abandoned' or at least, after all those
years, still with a single moderator who had no time to look after it.
If you have any idea how to contact him - or some other members of the
previous list - I'd rather make a few step backs than be in charge of a
'clone' group, it would even be more interesting to maintain his rather than
mine because of the valuable archives. Some more audience might result from
my contacts in Europe, but it would be a shame to "lose" the previous
Anyway, this is how it happened, after a long stroke of hesitation blues I
started wondering "tell me how long do I have to wait...?" ;) but the focus,
as you say, is definitely the same one.