Nick LaRocca

Not sure about you but some of the earliest bands like these seem to lack something compared to, say, the Ramblers. They don’t seem to ‘have it all together’, almost like competing individual elements. Don’t get me wrong – the last thing I want is the blended swing of Miller from the 40s but to a point – they need to feed off each other. May well be wrong, this view.

5 comments for “Nick LaRocca

  1. dearieme
    August 21, 2017 at 11:41

    Ostrich Walk was from the reformed band (recorded in 9/2/1936). No longer the “rattle and clang”.

    Here’s the original:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyGXeHVJMbE

  2. dearieme
    August 21, 2017 at 11:49
  3. August 21, 2017 at 11:58

    Cheers for those.

  4. August 27, 2017 at 15:19

    I agree, some of the earliest bands do seem to lack something. Anything earlier than about 1920 is usually too early for me, but not always. Of the ODJB tracks above I like Margie but not so much Livery Stable Blues.

    • August 27, 2017 at 21:44

      Yes, they didn’t really get going until the 20s.

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