More about Bix from another riverboat musician ....

by Albert Haim

.... Sid Lawson, leader of the Riverboat Ramblers. 1957, before Man and Legend.

Bix Beiderbecke, he is renowned and an inspiration for all jazzmen
today, in fact all popular musicians, actually learned and got his
first experience from hearing the riverboat jazz boats when they hit
Davenport, Iowa.
If not for the riverboats probably Bix quite possibly would never
have turned to jazz as his medium of expression.

Is there any evidence that Bix listened to jazz in riverboats before playing the ODJB records brought in by Burnie in 1918?


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