They Don’t Make Em Like They Used To: Sidney BechetApril 3rd, 2012
Sidney Bechet. Jump jazz.
This is the the most quintessential artist of this sound that I think I’ve ever heard.
I went to see a grumpy Woody Allen play this music in New York with his band and lemme tell ya there weren’t young girls with pageboy haircuts swishing their beaded shorty dresses around pinky nails of white snuff whilst doing the Charleston. Or whatever. It kinda broke my heart.
But on a lighter note:
Just get this guys greatest hits and put it on repeat and random. dress up. have a cheap french champagne party. that’s always a super fun drunk anyway. Boys in tuxedos with your hair slicked back. Wear a monocle.