Music: Down Beat's Tenth

E. Hines sliphorn man uses buffer on his slide.

Buzz tone strictly kazoo, says Dick Stabile.

Fetch that gin son and I'll spill payoff.*

These are characteristic headlines from the semimonthly Down Beat of Chicago, a raucous trade journal for U.S. dance musicians and their multitudinous fans, which last week celebrated its tenth birthday. Down Beat lacks the dignity of its chief rival, Metronome. It lacks the pure devotion to hot jazz of such earnest little sheets as The Jazz Record. But Down Beat is certainly the most faithful reflection of the whole noisy medley of U.S. dance music, from the blues to...

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