May 2016

On the Cover



Fats Waller Ink Portrait
Jazz Birthday
Andy Senior

Fats Waller

Thomas Wright Waller, forever known to us as “Fats,” was born in New York City on May 21, 1904. The youngest child of a clergyman,

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kermit ruffins
Festival Roundup
Syncopated Times

The Festival Roundup May 2016

This is the Roundup from way back in May 2016, for the latest month look for “Events” in our menu. RED CAT JAZZ FESTIVAL. (Galveston,

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Will and Peter Anderson, who shared close quarters for nine months and came out swinging. (Photo by jazz photographer Lynn Redmile)
Jazz Jottings
Lew Shaw

Jazz Jottings May 2016

Bria Skonberg now has a manager – DSW Entertainment – which she says will help to further her ambitious career. Her April schedule took her

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Final Chorus Archive
Lew Shaw

The Final Chorus May 2016

LLOYD BYASSEE, 81, on March 16 after a long illness in Castaic, Calif. Over the years he was the drummer for Turk Murphy (appearing on

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News and More

Spiegle Willcox (second from left) and Bix Beiderbecke (fourth from left) on the Goldkette band bus in Massachusetts, 1926

Bix, Spiegle Remembered

For decades, they called it the Bix Bash. Since its inception in 1966, hundreds of Dixieland fans flocked to Central New York’s yearly multi-band celebrations

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Marks by Jim Leftwich from Lost & Found Times #39 (1997)

Coot (Poem)

I won’t eat in a restaurant. They make me nervous. I eat a lot of spam and tomato soup. I roast weenies on a fork

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Nights at the Turntable


The Syncopated Bookshelf

Table of Contents

Vol.1, No.4 May 2016


Armstrong’s Queens Home a Shrine to His Genius, by Russ Tarby
Tim Laughlin: New Orleans’ Swinging Son, by Lew Shaw
Talking Ragtime, by Brian Holland
How’s Your Festival Doing, by Van Young


Jazz Jottings, by Lew Shaw
Jazz Birthday of the Month: “Fats” Waller, by Gary Price
Static from My Attic, by Andy Senior
Final Chorus, compiled by Lew Shaw
Festival Roundup, by Russ Tarby


A Red Hot Mama for the New Jazz Age, CD review by Andy Senior
Nights at the Turntable, CD reviews by Scott Yanow
The Syncopated Bookshelf, reviews by F. Norman Vickers

Other News

Black Eagles Anniversary Coming Up, by Lew Shaw
29 Jazz Heroes Recognized, by Lew Shaw
Stan Kenton Legacy Band on Tour, by Lew Shaw
Bix, Spiegle Remembered, by Russ Tarby
Record Crowds Rock French Quarter Fest, by Russ Tarby
10,000 Trad Jazz Education Kits Distributed, by Lew Shaw
Coot (poem), by Andy Senior
Can Rhythm Really Save the World?, by Andy Senior

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