Author: Dearieme

One of the two music maestros at the site

Walking Backwards to New Orleans 6

Here’s an experiment: which do you prefer of these two? Roy Fox’s Band at the Monseigneur Restaurant, London 1931 give us the jazz standard Nobody’s Sweetheart Now. Directed by Lew Noble. Singer – shhhh! By way of contrast here’s the…

Walking Backwards to New Orleans 5

Almost Hogmanay, so time for some party music! How d’ye fancy Truckin’? That was Billy Cotton. I remember my father watching his lamentable show on the telly in the 50s and 60s. I now realise that the attraction was that…

Walking backwards to New Orleans 2

Apart from the Dixieland bands of the revival movement what else might have influenced the trad men, or at least influenced those who influenced them? Or influenced the older members of their audiences, especially once the trad men were appearing…