Re: Tommy and Bix Pee Wee and Raymond
- --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "Tony Standish" <mojohand@...>
>be chuffed at the wondrous flow of attention their music is
> There can be no doubt that Bix, Tommy, Pee Wee and Ray Burke will
generating down here.Chuffed, but puzzled.
> Bix was a freak, a genius - he had a tone that hundreds ofimitators could not reproduce, he could sear his way across the
musical sky like a shooting star, taking ensembles to awesome and
exciting heights (Riverboat Shuffle, Goose Pimples, Since my Best
Girl). Tommy Ladnier could bear down on the blues with Bessie,
provide an exquisite hot lead for Lovie Austin,or be a star soloist
with Fletcher Henderson.
> I've already banged on about Pee Wee. Both he and Ray Burke wereunique characters, and their music reflected their personalities.
> Ray hardly ever strayed beyond the boundaries of New Orleans.Back in the Jan. 1960 of Eureka, we reprinted (from The Second Line)
an Al Rose article on Raymond which describes an eccentric, highly-
principled musician - a loner who had soaked up the sounds of his
city for decades.The music reflected the man. I'm sure he had
listened to Pee Wee, just as George had listened to Woody, and the
Guv'nor to Harry James.
> But?and discuss it with affection. I love you description of Bix-better
> Do we need a winner?
> Let the good times roll..
> Tony S.
> Well said! I completely agree-lets celibrate the music we love
that I could have expressed it.
Thanks for that!
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