Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: West Coast Jazz
- Going the same way in a slightly different direction - when a major
FM Rock station in San Francisco presented a 3 day "History of Rock
in SF" show - the very first song they played was YBJB's "Annie
Street Rock" - to my ears it fit right in with the late 1940's R&B
and other "pre-rock." Again, YBJB was geared to teen age and young
adult dancers as much as the slightly older "listeners" of the
On Oct 6, 2006, at 5:09 PM, Bob Eagle wrote:
> I'll be at the risk of causing great offence to some here. I came
> up during the Oz version of Britain's Trad Jazz craze, and I heard
> the Bell band (particularly on record but occasionally live when
> they visited Melbourne), and a number of worthwhile Melbourne bands.
> It has struck me forcibly in later years how much the approach
> and "feel" of the Aussie bands resembled that of the best Western
> Swing bands, despite the obvious differences in instrumentation.
> Australian popular music has had the pervasive influence of
> hillbilly music, from Jimmie Rodgers through Hank Snow and beyond.
> Of course both sets (Bell etc and Light Crust Doughboys et al) were
> geared towards dancers, but I think it again demonstrates the
> interconnectedness of all good American music, even when filtered
> through players from Down Under.