18 abril 2015

Louis Jordan and His Tympani 5 - Waitin' for The Robert E Lee


#Jazz #BigBands




Haters back off: 

Waiting for the Robert E. Lee is a popular song composed in 1912 by Lewis F. Muir and L. Wolfe Gilbert. The title refers to the steamboat of that name. 
It was featured in the 1927 film The Jazz Singer, and later recorded by Al Jolson. (Wikipedia).


So, it's about a boat, not about general Lee and not on White supremacy, ok?

By the way, Louis Jordan and His Tympani 5 was a big band with African Americans only.


Saxofonist Louis Jordan and His Tympani 5 recorded Waitin' for The Robert E Lee on April 29th 1940.



And by the way again, general Lee surrender to general Grant on April 9, 1865, 150 years ago. 
On the end of the American Civil War: Daily Telegraph.






 
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