Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Bob Torrison Retrospective V The Music 2 The Salty Dogs

The music of our high school days was pretty awful - Johnny Rays "Cry" comes to mind. At Purdue
Bob Torrison fell in love with the Salty Dogs Jazz Band. He would  talk of nothing less. As an avid packrat
collector myself I wonder where his collection is today. The Salty dogs, begun in 1947 in West La Fayette,
have been playing in one form or another ever since. Like many bands of that era they recorded in Richmond, Indiana. Starting out as a University club, after graduation they moved to Chicago and are still playing today.
Their roots were from New Orleans jazz and Dixieland music - King Oliver,  Jellyroll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke,
and revivalist Turk Murphy. Enjoy:


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