The Lyman Situation

by Brad Kay

"San" is red-hot all right. But we're nearing the end of the Lyman list of scorchers. A shame that so many inspired red-hot white bands like Abe Lyman's were obliged to make so many ho-hum records. And also a shame that so many accomplished black bands were obliged ALWAYS to play hot, even though they were well-versed in the classics. Some clever fellow in the pseudonym department at OKeh or Victor could have rectified the situation to everyone's satisfaction.

And who WAS at Bix's level as a soloist?

-Brad Kay

Posted on Jun 30, 2017, 4:27 PM

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