Music: Dixieland Bandwagon

Manhattan recording studios last week were rocking to the loose-jointed two-beat tempo of slap bass and honkytonk piano, the syncopated blast of gutbucket trumpet, tailgate trombone and high-flying clarinet. The record industry, with a gleaming eye on a trend, was climbing back aboard the Dixieland bandwagon.

The wagon began to roll last fall when Jimmy Dorsey played hooky from his big dance band long enough to record Johnson Rag and a Dixieland version of Charley My Boy with an easygoing eight-piece group called the Original "Dorseyland" Jazz Band. The relaxed, free-wheeling music...

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