The Latest Issue of the IAJRC Journal

The Latest Issue of the IAJRC Journal

Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

August 7th, 2012, 4:13 pm #1


Several articles of interest. I will mention four.

1. A Profile of Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks by Michael Zirpollo.

2. Dr. Ian Crosbie's Sidemen Correspondence. Paul Whiteman, Part 2  by Dick Raichelson.

3. The Charleston in the 1920s: The Dance, the Composers and the Recordings by Albert Haim. Here is the article in microsoft word format as submitted to the journal.
http://bixbeiderbecke.com/Charleston.doc

4. My review of "The Complete Wolverines." Here is the review in microsoft word format as submitted to the journal. http://bixbeiderbecke.com/ReviewOTRWolverines.doc

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Laura Demilio
Laura Demilio

August 8th, 2012, 1:48 pm #2

I really enjoyed that article on the Charleston, Albert -- startling facts: I did know the Charleston dance was often banned for "moral" reasons, but never for health -- and those poor kids drowning because their boat capsized? They blamed the youngster dancing the Charleston as the cause when ANY rumpusing about by kids ina boat would have -- oh well, another way parents could scare and warn their kids, the way we were warned with wild "drug orgy" party stories by our parents in the 1970's. But those were hilarious reasons the Charleston could cause heart attacks and so forth, when probably it more likely threw out the backs of the middle-aged and out-of-shape people who tried to emulate the youngsters in nightclubs. Refer to John Held's illustration: "Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks", depicting a monocled, tuxedo-clad older gentleman dancing along with the brash flapper half his age-- and it's obviously the Charleston.

Loved the lavish illustrations, great photo of the incomparable Josephine Baker. And absolutely right on the money about the Wolverine cd review -- the engineering did not interfere, yet provided the warm, immediate sound those Gennet 78's must have had before their inferior shellac wore out.

Keep the wonderful articles coming!

Laura

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August 8th, 2012, 2:04 pm #3


.... with your praise. But I admit that I really appreciate your kind comments.

Thanks a lot!

 

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Brad Kay
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August 9th, 2012, 11:55 pm #4

Several articles of interest. I will mention four.

1. A Profile of Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks by Michael Zirpollo.

2. Dr. Ian Crosbie's Sidemen Correspondence. Paul Whiteman, Part 2  by Dick Raichelson.

3. The Charleston in the 1920s: The Dance, the Composers and the Recordings by Albert Haim. Here is the article in microsoft word format as submitted to the journal.
http://bixbeiderbecke.com/Charleston.doc

4. My review of "The Complete Wolverines." Here is the review in microsoft word format as submitted to the journal. http://bixbeiderbecke.com/ReviewOTRWolverines.doc

Albert
A VERY thoroughgoing survey of the "Charleston" - creators, tune, dance and craze. Thanks, professor, and good work.

You must be aware that the Charleston rhythm just the good old clavé beat, heard in "Maple Leaf Rag" and all through the ragtime era. Before, since and always it has been a staple of Latin American music, and before THAT, African. The rhythm lives on, in '50s rock and roll (Bo Diddley comes to mind), '70s disco and even Rap.

There are hundreds of dance records from 1924 - 26 of every kind of song that are replete with the Charleston rhythm, though not labeled as such. The Wolverines were not slow to pick up on the craze - their record of "Tia Juana" is through and through designed for Charleston dancing.

-Brad K
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August 10th, 2012, 1:57 pm #5


They are appreciated. Incidentally, <em>Tia Juana</em> is my favorite Wolverines recording.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MwV7FPZAZQ

And for comparison, here is the version by one of the composers (the other was Larry Conley).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8K3rqX49To

See also http://www.network54.com/Forum/27140/me ... +Tia+Juana

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