| May, 2014|
Thanks for your great biographical profile on the legend, Melba Liston. As a fellow trombone player, I've always wondered about this enigmatic figure.
I also thought you might like to add Jackie Coleman to your list of ladies some day. She is a promising and accomplished young trumpeter based in NY, touring internationally.
May 09, 2014 7:31 PM posted by John Speck permalink comments (0)
I just stumbled across your interesting comparison of the musical lives of Brico and Alsop. I studied piano under Dr. Brico as a high school student, gave two solo recitals for her in 1955 and 1956, then went away to college. While I was a professor at Pepperdine University in 1976, she stayed with my family in Malibu, CA when she came back to conduct the L.A. Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. It was a 40 year reunion! Despite her brilliant performances, even that late, male music critics and music directors of major symphonies still failed to appreciate her. She wanted to be invited back to L.A., but Ernst Fleischman would make no offer. Sad! Sad! >> full...
April 10, 2014 3:14 PM posted by Royce Clark permalink comments (1)
Hi Ms. Fleet. I was reliving my days in the Air Force and stationed in Hawaii. Several evenings a week I would end up at one of the hotels in Honolulu, and danced to the Flo Dryer band. I did a bit of rabbit hunting, but only find her name, not the band, or years they were together, etc. Inclosed is a photo of the group for your collection. Ops, perhaps I can not attach it here. cheers, Joe in San Francisco
February 26, 2014 3:32 PM posted by Joe Gilmour permalink comments (0)
Just saw the movie, The Girls in the Band, came to google the ISR and Tina Davis, and found your site! Wonerful movie - and seeing your site, I can see your mark in it (making the music AND telling the story).
I was pleased to see here a more inclusive picture, cluding teh lesbian part, and a fuller story of the ISR. THANK YOU!
February 25, 2014 12:23 PM posted by Tina Beacocok permalink comments (1)
I maintain a vast online day-by-day history of popular music - Musicdayz - and would like to include some dates relating to the International Sweethearts Of Rhythm.
Your excellent biography of the band, however, has no specific dates - only years.
Can you suggest where i might get actual day-month-year dates for events in their career?
all the best
February 02, 2014 4:54 AM posted by johnny Black permalink comments (0)
Brilliant read, this book kept me awake into the early hours, I just had to know how it all panned out. I was willing Natalie to succeed. I hope you take this as a compliment Sally, It was as good if not better than a James Patterson story,Thankyou...
January 08, 2014 3:18 AM posted by Kevin McCarthy permalink comments (0)