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Dixieland band facts according to Ron

November 1, 2018

By Ron Fink
Drummer, Band LeaderRonFinkBand

1.   In 1910 the New Orleans Times-Picayune described Dixieland music as “hotter than a boiling pot of rice.”
2.   Later, a Times-Picayune columnist wrote that Dixieland was the “happiest of all music.”
3.   The first recording of Dixieland music was made in 1917 by the Original Dixieland Jass Band.
4.   Louis Armstrong’s complex, multi-layered intro to the widely acclaimed 1928 recording of “West End Blues” set the standard for what jazz music could be, and would become.
5.   As the term “Dixieland” became politically incorrect, the music began to be described as “classic jazz” or “traditional jazz.”
6.   Legendary New Orleans cornetist Buddy Bolden played with a handkerchief over his right hand so other players couldn’t “steal his licks.”
7.   The Dukes of Dixieland, a popular group started in the 1950s in New Orleans by the Assunto family (father and two sons) remains active today.
8.   Turk Murphy fronted a band for many years at a San Francisco club named “Earthquake McGoons.”
9.   The Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, held over Memorial Day weekend, features more than 150 Dixieland bands from around the world and attracts more than 100,000 visitors

10.  Ron Fink’s great Dixieland Jazz Band will perform this Sunday, 4 November, from 2:30 – 5:30, at the new/just-opened side of the fabulous Free Man Cajun Cafe & Lounge, 2626 Commerce St. Dallas, featuring a larger stage, new sound system, spacious dance floor, indoor and patio seating … plus the same great food, drink, and ambience.

Be there or be square!

 

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