Re: hot fives and sevens...
- Yes it is, see: http://music.richmond.edu/faculty/Anderson_Gene.html
which lists the work among his publications.
> Is this the same Gene Anderson as 'Johnny Dodds In New Orleans' ? The
> 'Henry' suggests not.
Many thanks. I have been racking my brains to find any example of whites
playing for blacks and you have one. Could the reason be that Lombardo
played so far outside the realms of black music that there was no
competition ? Louis loved Lombardo too. I think that in the area of 'swing'
the white bands would have been washed away by the Sultans et al at the
Savoy. If they ever appeared. Do you know ?
Well, offhand, I know that Glenn Miller got a huge turnout at the Savoy in
1940; and Benny Goodman and Chick Webb had a sensational "Battle of the
Bands" there in 1937, which Chick won, judging by crowd approval, but it was
Charlie Barnet was the first white band to play the Apollo in 1934 (think
that was the year). I am sure there are many other examples. If whites
could enjoy black swing bands, there was no reason for blacks not to like
white swing bands!