Brevity of greetings?

by Laura Demilio

I don't doubt that the greeting to their English admirers had to have been brief -- each Whiteman Orchestra member who spoke on those records probably didn't say much more than their name, and maybe something along the lines of: "Sending greetings and best wishes to England," or something equally short. Of course we can't possibly know, but wouldn't it seem so? Unless we know how many and the length of the discs? Then could there have been interviews, however cursory, consisting of several questions and answers. Or a quick explanation of which instrument they played? But somehow it seems just a couple of sentences at most from each Whiteman member would have been what those recordings consisted of.

Alas, to not know. . . .


Posted on Feb 22, 2010, 12:19 PM

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