Sunday, October 7, 2007

Pete Fountain Timeline Tree

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very very interesting to know...I love Pete Fountains playing! I remember as a child my dad got me one of his albums and said when I played as good as him then I could play professionally. Well Im 45 now and I still play but only to an audience of myself and who ever is in ears shot . I especially loved the Tiger Rag on the Lawrence Welk Show. I've had to put it down a few times but I think I will play till my teeth fall out ha ha ha!

tommygee said...

Thankyou for including my idol:
Al Hirt.
Al & Pete starved together early on in their musical careers & were lucky to have each other to lean on. Both of these men traveled the globe but always went back home to their beloved Bourbon Street where jazz was born, and in my opinion helped revive Dixieland Jazz.
Tommy Gee
www.freewebs.com/tommygaston

Anonymous said...

Hello Pete! I'm Giuseppe Allesandra's great grand-daughter (Papa Jack Lain's tuba player in the Reliance Brass Band) Emanuel's father. Dukes of Dixieland etc. I remember sitting in Al Hirts lap as a child in some club off Burbon St. Also had fun seeing you in this years Mardi Gras parade!
Charlotte Crist

Jim Brimer said...

To the King of traditional jazz clarinet, I'm still a huge fan of yours starting in and around 1960. The first song I learned was your "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" from your record called "I Love Paris". I still play that tune. I first saw you live at Arlington High School in Arlington, TX. You have been a great mentor to me through the years. I applaud you and wish you very well.
Jim Brimer
www.theoldjazz.com