I don't think Spanier became really influential until about 1939...by David Tennerwhen "The Great Sixteen" became models for the "Dixieland Revival" (These records also remind us that Rod Cless is a seriously underestimated clarinetist, by the way.) Probably the most famous was Relaxin' at the Touro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qopOGPEq9HM My own personal favorite is Lonesome Road: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqEwcGPO_UY (Spanier had done it with Ted Lewis almost a decade earlier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8QkBUh4228)
There is no doubt that Oliver and Armstrong were Muggsy's models as a soloist--but his own strong personality always comes through.
Posted on Jan 18, 2018, 8:51 PM
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