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What a shame to be so lo-tech

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  • ROBERT R. CALDER
    I would say what a shame we are all mouldy figs wearing duffelcoats and smoking pipes and unable to intervene -- being lo-tech -- to preserve the RedHotJazz
    Message 1 of 74 , Jun 15, 2014
      I would say what a shame we are all mouldy figs wearing duffelcoats and smoking pipes and unable to intervene -- being lo-tech -- to preserve the RedHotJazz palace against possible probable or even otherwise inevitable delapidation.

      Reminds me of the memorandum Laurie Wright published in Storyville regarding possessors of vast jazz collections, or more specifically rarities, whose attention to music had not been accompanied by attention to producing heirs or even nominating same, with the dispersal of discs and even losses potentially permanent. These days of course it's possible to listen to things perhaps no collector had heard before, as on the occasion not that long back when an innocent fan of blues picked up a Blind Boy Fuller 78 in Mint nick and almost caused the friend he showed it to, who knew no copies had been known to exist, to suffer a coronary.

      Ideas for the saving of websites would include as a priority the Palace of Music without caretaker the REDHOTJAZZ address has it seems become. Could one interest an Edward Snowden in Elmer Snowden? Others may be able to supply details of lost websites.  That of John RT Davies?  On the Blues front, I think wirz.de has been rescued. 

      A socialist and jazz enthusiast in Scotland some time back received an appreciative mail from the daughter of the man Ralph Sutton referred to as Wellstride.  She was very appreciative of the tribute to Dick (Wellstood to the authorities) and thanked the man. But what became of the Wellstood tape collection?  Is there perhaps a seventh recorded performance by Stephen "the Beetle" Henderson?  Two can still I believe be had by purchasing a vinyl LP which the home of Delmark Records still has copies of, on the Euphonic label rescued by purchase by the heroic Bob Koester. The other four are anonymous because so amazingly idiomatic routines as a sideman on a 1940s Cousin Joe date. 
      And then there was Willie Gant... 
      Of course if such things as Wellstood tapes or other recordings of the almost or entirely unrecorded happen to be known to anybody, I don't have the sort of inferiority complex which would be bruised by being told, and indeed like the best music the best news does bear repeating.

      Don't be afraid of repeating yourself. Eddie Heywood Jr. certainly wasn't. One of the jazz on film curiosities is Lucille Ball enthusing about Heywood's playing, and round about that point in the film Heywood resumes repeating precise in every detail what he has just played.
      "If you can't play it a long time, play it twice."??????

      good wishes to the select 881

      Robert R. Calder







      From: "RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com" <RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com>
      To: RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sunday, 15 June 2014, 10:48
      Subject: [RedHotJazz] Digest Number 1937

      From Ragtime to Swing

      2 Messages

      Digest #1937

      Yes, see http://www.bluesnet.fr/hotjazzfiles/ for general info about missing audio files.
      The survey took us a long time, but it will become very useful in the future – either if Scott ever comes back, or if the site no longer exists after 2016 which is the limit of its current renewal.

      P.


    • liviolaurenti
      I think it s worth mentioning Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks from NYC . They are active in the NYC area and have been awarded a Grammy last year. I heard
      Message 74 of 74 , Jun 22, 2014
        
        I think it' s worth mentioning Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks from NYC . They are active in the NYC area and have been awarded a Grammy last year. I heard them live and they are exceptionally good. There's plenty of videos on Youtube .
         
        Livio
         
         
        ----- Original Message -----
        Sent: Friday, June 20, 2014 11:01 PM
        Subject: RE: Re: [RedHotJazz] Youngsters and jazz

         

        Nice band!  But if I were that male dancer, I'd sure try to spend more time dancing close to that lovely lady in Red 8-).   Excellent stage dancers.

        Ron L

        From: RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com [mailto:RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com]
        Sent: Friday, June 20, 2014 3:31 PM
        To: RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: Re: Re: [RedHotJazz] Youngsters and jazz

        




        Hi all,

        take a look at  (and listen to ) http://www.youtube.com/watch?hl=en&v=KbTYnl54Xho&gl=US.  That's my orchestra and your comments will be much appreciated. In case you are interested the CD is available on Itunes , Google Play and Amazon .

        Livio Laurenti

        ----- Original Message -----

        Sent: Friday, June 20, 2014 6:22 PM

        Subject: R: Re: [RedHotJazz] Youngsters and jazz

         

        There is something in this lady reminding me of Alberta Hunter, that's one of my  favorite singers.  She spent the last part of life singing and swinging with the same ardency of her youth: her voice was radically changed but her feeling with Jazz/Blues was the same, even better, maybe. 

        Marco Levi

         

        Hi all,

        Just to show that jazz can keep you young, there are several clips up on
        youtube, including this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-nAv8DrDHw
        by Barbara Dane who doubled/trebled as a jazz, blues and folk singer and
        turned 87 in May. Two of the bandsmen are young enough to be her
        grandchildren. Barbara is selling her CDs on her own website:
        http://www.barbaradane.net/, again encompassing a broad range of music
        and some with most interesting accompaniments.

        Michael Rader





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