Re: [RedHotJazz] How pop tunes came into the standard Dixieland repertoire
- Hi Howard. That's the kind of thing I want to determine for as many
tunes as I can. I assume it depends on what musicians were listening
to, what grabbed 'em, what besides personal taste caused the tunes to
become part of the *tradition*, hence to be played regularly for decades.
At 04:11 PM 09/05/07, you wrote:
>on 5/9/07 20:31, David W. Littlefield at
>It's a reasonable assumption that "Memories of you", for example, came in
>via the Benny Goodman Quartet.
>Wouldn't Louis Armstrong's October 1930 version be a better guess?
>Howard Rye, 20 Coppermill Lane, London, England, E17 7HB
>Tel/FAX: +44 20 8521 1098
- The music surely always drew on a fairly wide repertoire? The 1942
Bunk Johnson Jazz Information session has him playing some, by then,
quite archaic songs drawn from popular music: When I Leave the World
Behind, Big Chief Battleaxe, and Brown Eyes Goodbye, misremembered by
Bunk as Bluebells Goodbye. His 1946 American Music session with Don
Ewell and Alphonse Steele includes renditions of I'll Take You Home
Again, Kathleen and In the Gloaming.
--- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "David W. Littlefield" <dwlit@...>
> Hi Gang. How did key pop tunes come into the standard Dixieland
> Who introduced 'em, or made 'em popular enough so that dixielandersCD sets
> adopted 'em?
> It's a reasonable assumption that "Memories of you", for example,
> came in via the Benny Goodman Quartet. Did "Sweet Sue" come in via
> Jimmie Noone's Apex Club
> Etc. Etc. Etc.
> Speaking of Noone, I keep forgetting just how wonderful many of his
> records were. I looked in Worlds Records yesterday and found two 4-
> l. JSP (selected works incl. Noone as side person)
> 2. Definitive (complete works, ie records under his name)
> "20s-30s Fake Book" coming soon!