- --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "veniero_molari" <simplex@...>
> At the end of the Twenties,the major record producers were usin for
> their sleeves subjects showing connections with famous and
> representative personnages:Brunswick used for their RACE RECORD
> an elaborate cover.in which 5 pointed star allowed to show in fourclarinet,WITH
> medallions the most famous Negro stars:DOLLY ROSS,JOHNNY DODDS,
> PAGE JUBILEE SINGERS,REV.S.J.WORELL.
> Was it that Brunswick had at hand "only" those people,or were they
> considered the best? All that said,one of the reasons why Dodds
> obtained such a success is that he used an Albert system
> LESS METAL than the more advanced clarinets used by many whitetransmitting
> musicians,enabling him to express fully his "pathos" and
> to listeners the emotion that only the great singers were capable toabout
> I hope that this consideration may open more serious discussions
> the music played in N.O. BEFORE the ivention of jazz.Thanks forThe 1920's were a different era than the description modernists like
> attention anf for your devotion to good jazz music,Veniero Molari
Andre Hodier were later trying to show. Dodds was a great Blues
clarinet player that could play in any style. He did recordings with
guys as Jazz great like Louis and Morton, and with Blues players like
Blind Blake. I believe he was very much known in circles of Hot Jazz.
Was there anyone playing better Blues on a clarinet?