Dutch Swing College Band & Mrs. Einstein – Bourbon Street Parade
Burghausen (Germany), 2007 March 17
A popular saying goes: “There are two kinds of music, good music and bad music”. For the true fan of good traditional jazz music the choice is simple, because there is only one Dutch Swing College Band. The Dutch Swing College Band started out as an amateur-college combo on liberation day (1945, may 5th) and through the years it has grown into a worldfamous jazz ensemble that has toured all five continents to much acclaim. The DSC played a prominent role during the post-war period. At the time many youngsters fell under the spell of the original Amerian music: jazz. The band, which has existed for more than sixty years, has given concerts all over the world and the sounds have been registered on practically all types of sound recordings since 1945. The band also appeared frequently on TV and in film productions. Through the years many big names in jazz music were backed by the DSC, from Sidney Bechet, Joe Venuti and Rita Reys to Teddy Wilson. The expression “The Haque School” was born out of the big influence of the DSC on the Dutch jazz scene. Deservedly many jazz fans consider the DSC almost as an institution. Fortunately, the Dutch Swing College Band has never presented itself as a show or glitter orchestra. The musicians have always succeeded in capturing the public’s attention with their excellent jazz performances. Cheap show tricks were absolutely out of the question. In 1960, the DSC turned professional. Throughout the music’s evolution and in spite of quite a number af personnel changes (and contary to many imitators) the DSC remained the showpiece of Dutch traditional jazz music. Bob Kaper heads the current line-up, in succession to Frans Vink Jr (1945-’46), Joop Schrier (1955-’60) and Peter Schilperoort (1946-’55 and 1960-’90). From the very beginning the most striking characteristic of the band has always been its unique and recognizable sound. In other words, no recordings of American virtuosos were ever copied: the DSC created their own interpretations, arrangements or compositions. An entirely personal approach. The current line-up of the highly experienced band has proved that the old name Dutch Swing College Band still guarantees professional performances of traditional jazz music of international standard!
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Wake Up! Get Up! Today is the day! If you are a college football fan today is a HUGE day, if you live in Louisiana it is even BIGGER than that! It is the BCS National Championship and it is all happening right here in the New Orleans Superdome. Oh, did I mention that the home team LSU Tigers (Louisiana State University) is the number one seed and playing number two seed Alabama Crimson Tide. Yeah you right! The city has been gearing up for this match up for days and you can feel it in the air. In a few short hours we will have a new champion.
Both teams have extremely loyal fans who bleed their school colors and live on tailgates (and for the last few days in the New Orleans French Quarter). Add that to an amazing city that never sleeps and you have a got a recipe for a party. For some it is more than an excuse to party, college football is a way of life as deeply ingrained as any religion. There are rituals and superstitions, prayers and petitions and team pride is taken to the grave.
A friend of mine shared his thoughts about remembering Tiger Fans who are no longer with us. I thought it was worth sharing with you. He also posted it on Tiger Droppings where Tiger fanatics talk about LSU.
“In 2003, before the National Championship against Oklahoma, I began a ritual where I take a moment before important LSU kickoffs to remember Tiger Fans and friends who are no longer with us. My parents had a neighbor, Mr. Ed, who lived across the street from them, who was a huge Tiger Fan. I used to visit Mr. Ed when I’d come in from Texas and we’d talk about the Tigers every chance we had. Mr. Ed never saw the Nick Saban era. He was a huge Tiger fan and his widow gave me the honor to have his LSU hat and the tiger he used to put in the back of their car when they would go to LSU games. We’ll be taking the tiger with us for the drive to New Orleans for the National Championship just like we did in 2003 and 2007. Shortly before the kickoff of the 2003 National Championship, I thought of Mr. Ed and many other Tiger Fans and friends and even some who were not Tiger Fans, in respect of their passing and the wish they could be with us to view the game. I continued the tradition in 2007 for the National Championship game against Ohio State. Shortly before Monday’s National Championship kickoff against Alabama, I will think about Mr. Ed and all of the Tiger Fans, family and friends who have passed who I’d love for them all to be with us to see the game. I know they will be with us in spirit! Geaux Tigers! Beat Bama…Again!!!!” He also said “Check out the beautiful and amazing comments people made about their favorite Tiger Fans who have passed. From burying family friends with LSU hats to brining LSU wear to gravesites…The comments will help you understand how deep the love for LSU Football is in it fans. Geaux Tigers!”
You can see the post in its entirety by following the link below:
For all the LSU fans past and present “Let’s do it in the Dome, Tigers! Geaux LSU!!”
See you in NOLA! (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Sharon Denise Talbot
Felix Arndt – 1915: What the Mississippi Rag is to piano ragtime, Nola is to the genre of Novelty piano solos. While actually not a true novelty rag, it was certainly a pioneering effort in that direction and one of the most well known pieces of a style that would ultimately become a display of pianistic prowess. Arndt started out as a self-taught pianist and later studied with some of the best teachers in New York. He became a staff musician for the Duo-Art reproducing piano company, cutting many spectacular rolls totaling 3000 in all during his short tenure there. Nola was composed for his fiance of the time, Nola Locke, who was both a vocal teacher and professional concert singer. This piano solo caught on very quickly, and lyrics were later added to a simplified version of it. There was even a modified fox trot edition in the early 1920s. Unfortunately for all, Arndt’s life was cut short during the world-wide flu epidemic of 1918. Based on his few published compositions, he certainly had the potential to equal the talents of Billy Mayerl or Zez Confrey, both successful novelty and jazz composers.
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Reason i ask; im going in a couple weeks and Im 20. I talked to one of my friends that has been and he said the age limit is 18 only on Bourbon street. True? Or do they just not care as long as your spending money and not causing trouble?
Officially, you have to be 21 to drink anywhere in the country. Unofficially, you ought to be able to get away with it. Don’t be wasted and act stupid wearing Mardi Gras beads (by the way, it’s not Mardi Gras), don’t pee on anything, and you ought to be ok.
Which are some attractions that are cheap, or free specially for kids in Lousiana (Specially around New Orleans) We’ll be there for two weeks. Help!
okay im from new orleans and to be truthfulllyy honest there are lots of fun cheap things in new orleans for children to do
im 17 years old ha ha ha but loveeee kids stuff
Aquarium of The Americas
—-> the site for all of the above http://www.auduboninstitute.org/
Louisiana Childrens Mueseum ( i love it there)
National World War II Mueseum (very educational)
the kids will love to feed the ducks and Loveee Story Land especially for kids 8 and under its going to be like a disney land for them
Mardi Gras World
There is alot more in new orleans for kids to enjoy believe me….
I still havent done it all lol
to find attractions , tourist must sees, 5 star resteraunts, hotels and much more
im sure out of all the things i listed abbove you will find somthing your kids will enjoy during your stay..
have a awesommme trip here in New Orleans….
check out the sites i gave you
This is the video from my set at La Noir Comedy Theater in NEW ORLEANS! Some old stuff, some new stuff, enjoy it. I love NOLA now and you can tell because I called it NOLA. Honestly, the comedy down there is really tight and the people are so supportive, creative, and of course funny. Thank you New Orleans for the best trip of my life. I’m going to try and recreate that scene up here or (what is more likely than changing the CT) I’ll live there. Check ‘em out http://nolacomedy.com/
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See you in New Orleans!
Sharon Denise Talbot
Pre-Katrina, pre-2000s New Orleans culture comes to life in this parody of the classic “Twelve Days of Christmas.” Sadly, practically everything in this video is gone or changed drastically. Most of the businesses, if I’m not mistaken, had disappeared or were sold before my family even moved out of Louisiana in 2000.
Sorry for the mediocre audio/video quality, but the tape is well past its prime as its last recorded program—this sketch—was recorded no later than December 1995 or ’96.
The only thing missing from this is the few opening words—”On the first day of Christmas, my mawmaw gave to me a crawfish they caught…”—but I think the video makes up for it with a nice little surprise at the end.
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