Pronunciation Help

by Jennie Oh


I'm an on-air volunteer at a public radio station. I'm currently the jazz show host and although I have always had a fondness for Fats Waller, my quest for new (old) music has led me to some great finds. However, I want to do the right thing and pronounce the names right.

I saw that you had a great many questions already answered so I was relieved to read I've been pronouncing "Beiderbecke" the way that was explained in this forum. Jean Goldkette was another, so thanks! However, here's one I'm stuck on: Muggsy Spanier.

Do I say "SPAN-yer" or "span-YAY?" Or something different?

Let me know your thoughts. Neat forum!

Posted on Jul 10, 2017, 3:57 PM

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