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Bix in 1924 in Cincinnati, Ohio
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dissemination of information about Bix
the musical genius from Davenport, Iowa.
The highlights of the year for Bixophiles are the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival which takes place during July in Davenport, Iowa, and the Tribute to Bix Beiderbecke which takes place in Racine, Wisconsin on the weekend nearest March 10 (Bix's birthday). Jazz bands, visitors and Bixophiles from all over the world gather to celebrate Bix's musical genius. Perhaps, to a true Bix admirer, the most significant and poignant event of the Festival is the Saturday morning visit to Bix's grave site in Oakdale Cemetery. Musicians and fans gather to honor Bix's memory and play the music he made famous.
"Through his music, Bix is alive."
02/09 Added tapes of Willcox, Morehouse and Riskin from the Ryker project "What's left of Goldkette."
02/10 Added tapes of Rank, Challis, Farar, Ryker, Morgan, Bergman and Mertz from the Ryker project "What's left of
02/11 Added tapes of Willcox, Venuti and Bartlett from the Ryker project "What's left of Goldkette."
02/23 Added a tape of an interview of Jimmy McPartland.
03/01 Added a copy of an article about the appearance of Bix at Amherst College on March 14, 1931.
03/02 Added images of Adrian Rollini and of Vic Berton with their respective instruments.
03/13 Added first installment of the Bix Discography with images and sound
03/15 Added transcript of Down Beat Article about Red Nichols talking about Bix's death
03/26 Added ads for Trumbauer's records from 1927 Melody Maker
03/26 Added audio tape of 1972 interview of bill Rank and Gene Prenderagst
04/16 Added scan of complete souvenir program of Whiteman's Fall 1928 tour
04/16 Added large image of signed photo of Paul Whiteman and His orchestra in February 1929
05/12 Added photos of Paul Whiteman and of Adrian Rollini/Sylvester Ahola/Tommy Fellini
05/12 Added interview of Irving Brodsky
06/16 Added stills from the newly restored 1927 film of the Goldkette orchestra.
06/28 Added images of Japanese Columbia label of At the Jazz Band Ball and of the Hillcrest Inn
07/05 "In A Myth" A New Series
of Articles by Cornetist and Bix Expert Tom Pletcher
07/08 Added a page on Bix in the Davenport High School with a new photo of Bix
10/05 Added painting of Bix
10/28 Added information about the Bix Legacy Cruise
Brief Table of Contents
|A Brief Biography||Articles in Magazines||The Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society|
|Bix's Musical Genius||Video Tapes||Items of Special Interest|
|Biographies of Bix||Audio Tapes||Information of Related Interest|
|Chapters in Books||Museums||A Stamp for Bix in 2003|
|Scholarly Dissertations||Miscellaneous||Links to Related Sites|
|Obituaries||Readers' Queries and Remarks||Celebration of Bix's Musical Legacy|
|Bix's Fellow Musicians|
The Original 78's
Analysis of Some Recordings: Is It Bix or Not ?
Complete Compilations of Bix's Recordings
Tributes to Bix
Miscellaneous Recordings Related to Bix
In A Mist
Label Credits on Original Parlophone Issues of Bix's Recordings
Chronological listing of Bix's recording sessions
Complete Bix Discography
Table of Contents
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This page was launched on 02/01/99 by Albert Haim shown in front of Bix's house in June 1998
The help and advice of Philip Colston, Phil Evans,
Manera, Tom Pletcher, and Bill Utter are gratefully acknowledged.
and important suggestions from Scott Alexander, John Howard, Phil
Pospychala, and Trevor Rippingale have been incorporated and are
appreciated.Last, but not least, I want to
my special gratitude to Enrico Borsetti, Lino
and Richard M. Sudhalter for their detailed reading of the entire site,
their additions and corrections, and their very thoughtful comments.
The images of the record labels of Copenhagen (Gennett), Davenport Blues (Victor) and In A Mist (Okeh) are from the web site of the Wolverine Antique Music Society through the courtesy of Gus Frederick.
The midi file of In A Mist was created by the late John Roach and was downloaded from his collection of midi files.
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