Tex Wyndham

Tex Wyndham is an authority on ragtime and early jazz. Between 1966-1997, he wrote more published reviews of ragtime, Dixieland jazz and related music than any other U.S.-based writer.He has authored columns and reviewed ragtime and classic jazz recordings for several publications including The American Rag, The Mississippi Rag, Coda, The Second Line, and Rag Times.

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Texas Shout #46 British Trad

The Dixieland revival that began in the U.S. in the early forties spread to England fairly rapidly despite the obstacles of wartime.

Texas Shout #42 Reference Books

Texas Shout #42 Reference Books

Set forth below is the forty-second “Texas Shout” column. It first appeared in the August 1993 issue of West Coast Rag now The Syncopated Times.

Texas Shout #41 Blues

Texas Shout #41 Blues

Set forth below is the forty-first “Texas Shout” column. It first appeared in the June 1993 issue of the West Coast Rag, now known as

Texas Shout #38 Jazz Singers

Texas Shout #38 Jazz Singers

Set forth below is the thirty-eighth “Texas Shout” column. It first appeared in the April 1993 issue of the  West Coast Rag now The Syncopated

Barry Martyn, Jim Robinson, Kid Sheik, Alcide Pavageau, John Handy, and George Guesnon

Texas Shout #37 Ensemble Skills

Set forth below is the thirty-seventh “Texas Shout” column. It first appeared in the March 1993 issue of the West Coast Rag now the Syncopated Times).

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Why No Texas Shout #36?

When the Texas Shouts were reprinted in the late 90s Tex Wyndham decided against reprinting Texas Shout #36 and added the following explanation. I would

Texas Shout #29 Picking Tunes You Can Swing

Texas Shout #29 Picking Tunes You Can Swing

Set forth below is the twenty-ninth “Texas Shout” column. It first appeared in the June 1992 issue of  the West Coast Rag, (now Syncopated Times.) As I

Texas Shout #28 Selecting Jazz Hall of Famers

Texas Shout #28 Selecting Jazz Hall of Famers

Set forth below is the twenty-eighth “Texas Shout” column. It first appeared in the May 1992 issue of  the West Coast Rag, (now Syncopated Times.) In the

Texas Shout #27 Economics of Dixieland Part 2

Texas Shout #27 Economics of Dixieland Part 2

Set forth below is the twenty-seventh “Texas Shout” column. It first appeared in the April 1992 issue of  the West Coast Rag, (now Syncopated Times.) It is

Texas Shout #26 Economics of Dixieland Part 1

Texas Shout #26 Economics of Dixieland Part 1

Set forth below is the twenty-sixth “Texas Shout” column. It first appeared in the March 1992 issue of  the West Coast Rag, (now Syncopated Times.) The following note

Texas Shout #25 Popular Histories

Texas Shout #25 Popular Histories

Set forth below is the twenty-fifth “Texas Shout” column. It first appeared in the February 1992 issue of  the West Coast Rag, (now Syncopated Times.) The following note

Texas Shout #23 Dixieland vs. Ragtime Part 1

Texas Shout #23 Dixieland vs. Ragtime Part 1

Set forth below is the twenty-third “Texas Shout” column. The initial installment of a two-part essay, it first appeared in the November 1991 issue of 

Texas Shout #22 Christmas Records

Texas Shout #22 Christmas Records

Set forth below is most of the twenty-second “Texas Shout” column. It first appeared in the October 1991 issue of the West Coast Rag, (now Syncopated

Texas Shout #s 19-21: Chicago Style Dixieland

Texas Shout #s 19-21: Chicago Style Dixieland

Set forth below are the combined 19th-21st “Texas Shout” columns. This three-part essay appeared in the July, August, and September 1991 issues of the West Coast

Texas Shouts #17 & #18 Favorite Musicians

Texas Shouts #17 & #18 Favorite Musicians

Set forth below are the Seventeenth and Eighteenth “Texas Shout” columns. They first appeared in the May and June 1991 issues of the West Coast Rag,

Texas Shout #15 How to Improvise Solos

Texas Shout #15 How to Improvise Solos

Set forth below is the fifteenth “Texas Shout” column. It first appeared in the March 1991 issue of the West Coast Rag, (now Syncopated Times.) Because

Texas Shout #14 Books About The Music

Texas Shout #14 Books About The Music

Set forth below is the fourteenth “Texas Shout” column. It first appeared in the February 1991 issue of  the West Coast Rag, (Now Syncopated Times.) There

Texas Shout #13 Playing the Standards

Texas Shout #13 Playing the Standards

Set forth below is the thirteenth “Texas Shout” column. It first appeared in the Holiday Edition 1990 issue of  the West Coast Rag, (Now Syncopated Times.)

Viola Smith’s Century in Music- An Interview with the World's Oldest Drummer.

Texas Shout #12 Women in Dixieland

Editors Note: As I was reading Tex Wyndham’s book of collected Shouts this spring I had a growing feeling that they should be shared again.

The Product of Our Souls: Ragtime, Race, and the Birth of the Manhattan Musical Marketplace

Texas Shout #7- Subunits

Set forth below is the seventh “Texas Shout” column. It first appeared in the June 1990 issue of  The American Rag (then West Coast Rag).

Texas Shout #5- Non-Genre Music

Texas Shout #5- Non-Genre Music

The following introduction was added to this column when a series of reprints began in 1997. Set forth below is the fifth “Texas Shout” column.

Texas Shout #3 - Hot Dance

Texas Shout #3 – Hot Dance

Set forth below is the third “Texas Shout” column, reprinted from the February 1990 issue of The American Rag (then West Coast Rag). It was

Texas Shout #2 - Unavailable Records

Texas Shout #2 – Unavailable Records

(The following introduction was added to this column when a series of reprints began in 1997.) Set forth below is the second “Texas Shout” column,

Texas Shout #1- "Dixieland"

Texas Shout #1- “Dixieland”

The following introduction was added when the Shouts were reprinted in the late 90s. Set forth below is the initial “Texas Shout” column, reprinted from

An Introduction To Texas Shout

The following introduction ran in our predecessor paper, The American Rag, before the Texas Shout columns were reprinted in the paper beginning in 1998 Introduction

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