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The Jim Dandies: LowDown Jazz from Italy

Posted in - Biography & Featured & Historical on March 21st 2019 0 Comments The Jim Dandies LowDown Jazz Hokum Blues

The Jim Dandies are an Italian based ensemble specialized in lowdown jazz, bawdy & hokum blues and early American Roots from the late 1800’s to the 1930’s.

Mr. Paolo Fornara, host and maintainer, is formely The Jim Dandies art director and their pianist.

Here two examples of their playing during the recording of The Cellar …

Jazz, Blues and Ragtime Piano Rolls – An Introduction

Posted in - Featured & Historical & Piano Roll on April 18th 2017 0 Comments Trebor Tichenor Piano Rolls

Many collectors of jazz, blues and ragtime are familiar with this material via 78rpm or LP recordings and sheet music.  While a number of websites have in the past offered downloads of piano rolls, both hand-played and arranged, the effort which Paolo and I are now undertaking on is unprecedented in terms …