This is a fantastic website. Thanks John!
As much as I love the jazz stuff, I love Dave's page about his parents' motor sports books:
-- Tom Fine
grew up with Sears go-carts and a Honda Trail 70.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Haley" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, May 03, 2015 11:41 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] A Labor of Love
> RE early violin jazz, look here:
> John Haley
> On Sun, May 3, 2015 at 9:08 AM, Don Cox <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> On 02/05/2015, Tom Fine wrote:
>> > By the way, potential ARSC Journal article -- was Venuti really the
>> > pioneer of using a violin in jazz music? His first recording was in
>> > 1926, a good bit after jazz music had bubbled up in New Orleans.
>> > Fiddle players were all over the south, so did someone else put a
>> > fiddle with jazz music earlier? And record it?
>> Lonnie Johnson recorded a couple of jazz violin tracks in 1925. They are
>> in the 4-CD box set of Johnson on JSP records.
>> In the family band in New Orleans, his father and brother(s) played
>> the violin parts while Lonnie played guitar, but the violin was the
>> first instrument he learned as a child.
>> That band played whatever people wanted to hear, including rags and
>> Don Cox
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