Jazz or no
Thursday, 4 September 2008
I had promised Hans Koert, who runs an inspired jazz blog (Keep swinging), to record for him the advertisement records that have jazz on them. Of course, it is basically Dixieland or even beyond that. But if you collect this stuff like I do, you even almost begin to like Dixieland music.
I have enough material for another CD, but that will have to wait until I have recovered from this rather exhausting effort. But the CD is on the mail, so I can start doing bett, eh, other things.
The best Dutch advertisement record with jazz on it, is a sleeveless flexi record made by the magazine Het Vaderland, in the early 60’s.
The record contains a documentary on the history of jazz. The male voice is that of Gerard Cox, who later became a famous comedian. To hear him talk all the nonsense about the origin of jazz is pretty hilarious. What is told here is not untrue, but it is nonsense nonetheless. This is great material to sample and use in dance records! Well, if you understand Dutch, of course. Here is side A:
And here is side B: