Mudcat Café message #906516 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57608   Message #906516
Posted By: Rick Fielding
10-Mar-03 - 10:43 AM
Thread Name: Happy 100th -- Bix Beiderbecke Today!
Subject: RE: Happy 100th -- Bix Beiderbecke Today!
My hero! Not, you Peter...Bix.

Please..... Go to my favourite website (next to Mudcat), RED HOT JAZZ


Click on Frankie Trumbauer's Orchestra's version of "Singin' The Blues" (make sure it's the 1927 version with Bix)

Listen to WHY even the black inventors of this music loved Bix's playing!

Play it about a dozen times....loud!

Then go to Riverboat Shuffle.


Rick (thanks Peter)

One 'discouraging word' Though. Had Bix lived longer, he would have had the chance to embarrass himself like many did. He was getting ready to be married, so he may have been forced to take a gig with Sam or Lester Lanin (society Orchestras) or even go back to Whiteman.