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PUD BROWN! Lengthy Handwritten Note on Cocktail Napkin<BR>Mentioning Playing with Shelley Manne, etc.. EXCELLENT CONTENT!<BR>ALSO, handwritten sheet music!<BR>SOLD!

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Here's a couple of neat peices from the late great New Orleans jazz clarinetist Pud Brown. These were obtained from the collection of the peson in charge of the public relations of New Orleans famous night spot The Blue Room. Apparently she asked Pud to write some copy about himself to help prmote a show there. He also takes the opportunity to promote his new album and preach about what makes a good dixieland record - along with some interesting comments about his experience with modern jazz drumming guru Shelley Manne. A really great handwritten note, Pud has written the following on a restaraunt napkin:

In my opinion more people would like Dixieland music if they could hear good Dixieland played right - a lot of corn bands have used the word & a lot of people think that an old record is Dixieland. In my opinion Dixieland is played by musicians that know the right part to play such as trp plays the lead, trombone plays the bottom, clarinet plays the harmony & fill ins & tenor has to stay out of the way - drums and piano & bass play pure rhythm except on their solos then everything goes. I have tried to put this group together on this album
OVER (the rest is on back of napkin)
years ago I recorded with Clancy Hayes and Shelly Manne & to my astonishement descovered that Shelly played the right way for dixieland. When I called him he informed me that Monte Budwig could do the same - proof positive that a good musician can play any style"

The note is not signed and is in very good condition with some minor dog earing.

Also included in this lot is an original handwritten copy of sheet music for "Down in New Orleans" written by Pud Brown (music) and Louise Brown (words). It is difficult to tell if this is in Pud's hand since the letters have been very carefully block printed and painstakingly erased, re written and white outed for neatness. Having heard tales of Pud's perfectionism (which is relfected in the note on the napkin) I wouldn't doubt if he's the one responsible for this, it's just difficult to be sure since it's not in his usual relaxed hand.

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