Thursday, December 18, 2008

A holiday gift from this blogger who is still a kid at heart!

Okay, so I do not have any cinematography worthy, studio sounding clips of Lagniappe. But I do have one of my favorite dog cartoons to share. It's called "Dixieland Droopy" and was written by Tex Avery, a cartoonist far ahead of his time. This was my introduction to old time New Orleans Jazz. I remember as a kid watching the Dixieland "fleas" smoke cigarettes and no, it never influenced me to smoke. But Droopy Dog as jazzman "John Pettybone" is a hoot. Not enough bands work to keep the history and flavor alive of this old style jazz in this area. Thankfully, Lagniappe does. From 1954. ~~ Sophia

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