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Columbia Roll "Colored Gentleman's Jazz Band"
By Matthew Caulfield

Tim Trager, musing over an interesting A-roll he found on eBay
entitled "Typical Of A Colored Gentleman's Jazz Band", raised the
question of whether any other jazz rolls explicitly acknowledged
their debt to colored folk.

Wurlitzer issued a number of "Blue rolls."  They didn't seem to feel
that "blues" was the right term, and never used it.  But I don't think
they issued any acknowledgely "Black" rolls.

Imagine if they had mixed the genres and issued a "Black and Blue roll"!

Matthew Caulfield
Irondequoit, New York
(with too much time on his hands, now that the park season is over)

(Message sent Sun 27 Sep 2009, 23:51:57 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Band, Colored, Columbia, Gentleman's, Jazz, Roll

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