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”That jazz” is referring to a miracle in music that happened in the beginning of 1900s when people from a big variation of ethnical and cultural background inspired each other to play in a new fashion. Luckily all this coincided with the development of new inventions like the phonograph recordings, photography and film so that it became in part documented and still can be enjoyed today. In my early teens I happened to be exposed to ”that jazz” and it struck a string deep within me that has kept vibrating ever since.

Paul Bocciolone Strandberg

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Today’s Tune:

From the Record Shelves #242

In the Evening

LP Vogue CLVLX 272

I made my first trip to Paris in 1969 and came back with an LP featuring one of my idols. It starts with this tune by Leroy Carr. I put it on the turntable, and the outstanding vocal performance, the guitar playing, and the balance between them made everything calm and peaceful around me in the summer night when Big Bill told his and Carr’s sad tale.

As I had discovered Big Bill Broonzy, so had a new enthusiastic audience in Europe done some twenty years earlier. He was the man to both spur interest in the roots of the blues and fulfill the expectations of the public, which welcomed him with open arms. His touching song about emancipation, Black Brown and White, was written in 1945 but no American company would record it. The French Vogue did it in 1951, and when he performed it in the full Salle Pleyel the following year, there was enormous applause.

In the Evening was recorded in studio on September 20, 1951.

Radioprogram (Swedish):

Radio Swingtime 100 – 1 november 2002

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New Sensational CD with Narcisse Jazz Band

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New Paul and His Gang CD:

Paul and His Gang – new CD Live in USA and Canada

Paul and His Gang CD Live in USA and Canada Paul and his Gang was founded in Malmoe, Sweden by Paul Bocciolone Strandberg in 1990. At the most prestigious jazz festival for “old style jazz” in Breda, Holland they won the first prize in 1992. Their genuine interpretations of early jazz created an interest also in the US where (…) view the CDMore about Paul and His Gang CD Live in USA and Canada

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“Remembering” CD

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