1939

by John Coffin

I think getting away from 'sideman' jobs, especially in a novelty act like Lewis, recording and working under his own name, and surviving alcoholism, combined to make Spanier a recognizable and influential player.

That, plus the atmosphere of 'revival' that he helped start.

Cless does deserve notice, and George Brunis is a link all the way back to the New Orleans Rhythm Kings.

Posted on Jan 19, 2018, 11:39 AM

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