Friday, April 25, 2008

BLACK LIKE WHO?

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At 1:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Outstanding commentary, Sam.

After about ten years of travels through what passes for the American Left, the severest indictment is the fact that I rarely heard your name.

 
At 6:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does the comments banner say there are 2 comments when there's only 1 there?

 

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Your editor has been a musician for many decades. He started the first band his Quaker school ever had and played drums with bands up until 1980 when he switched to stride piano. He had his own band until the mid-1990s and has played with the New Sunshine Jazz Band, Hill City Jazz Band, Not So Modern Jazz Band and the Phoenix Jazz Band.

NOTES ON THE MUSIC

Here are a few tracks:

SAM SMITH'S DECOLAND BAND

'SHINE' 

JELLY ROLL

PHOENIX JAZZ BAND

APEX BLUES   Sam playing with the Phoenix Jazz Band at the Central Ohio Jazz festival in 1990. Joining the band is George James on sax. James, then 84, had been a member of the Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller orchestras and hadappeared on some 60 records. More notes on James

WISER MAN  Sam piano & vocal

OH MAMA  Sam piano & vocal