Viola Smith

Viola Smith

Cliff Preiss
Cliff Preiss

December 15th, 2017, 3:02 pm #1

http://www.thetrapset.net/136-viola-smi ... coquettes/

Born in 1912, drummer Viola Smith saw Bix play in an orchestra that played the dance hall that her father ran.

Bix only gets a mention, but still amazing to hear her cite him in this interview.

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

December 15th, 2017, 3:32 pm #2

The mention of Bix comes in at about 5 min.

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Bob Spoo
Bob Spoo

December 15th, 2017, 9:55 pm #3

http://www.thetrapset.net/136-viola-smi ... coquettes/

Born in 1912, drummer Viola Smith saw Bix play in an orchestra that played the dance hall that her father ran.

Bix only gets a mention, but still amazing to hear her cite him in this interview.
This interview is tremendous. I only wish the interviewer had followed up about Bix. Viola Smith talks about Bix playing with local Chicago orchestras, something I, at least, know little about. Since apparently Viola is still living at age 105, it would be great if someone could draw her out about Bix.
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Debbie White
Debbie White

December 16th, 2017, 5:15 am #4

http://www.thetrapset.net/136-viola-smi ... coquettes/

Born in 1912, drummer Viola Smith saw Bix play in an orchestra that played the dance hall that her father ran.

Bix only gets a mention, but still amazing to hear her cite him in this interview.
The interview with Viola is delightful, and I am actually listening as I write this. She is so sharp and vivacious !
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