Personalities | Muggsy Spanier | Thirties | Jazz & Blues
Francis Joseph Spanier was an early part of the group of young white Chicagoans who in the late 1920s opened up and amended the original New Orleans styles that had come north during the Roaring Twenties. He had a hot, jabbing, poking attack, often coloured by the use of a plunger mute. When Spanier recorded a number of Commodore sessions in 1939–40 with his own Dixieland group, he helped to restore traditional jazz to prominence.
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