Talk:Sidney Bechet

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First version of Sidney Bechet entry. If it seems familiar, that's because it's a slightly modified version of a short bio I wrote over 5 years ago that's been on one of my websites at http://www.geocities.com/infrogmation/Bechet.html . -- Infrogmation

Might be nice to include how one properly pronounces his name, since most people probably don't know. --Steve

I second the motion: I signed on to find out if it's "buh-SHAY" or "buh-SHET", and that info belongs in the first paragraph of his bio. Pete Pab8888 (talk) 06:14, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

I have just started listening to Sidney Bechet and think it would be nice to develop a proper discography. Is it acceptable to start putting information and 'adding as we go long' so to speak. --BustOut 17:30, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Sidney Bechet.jpg[edit]

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Mugshot[edit]

I think it would be worthwhile to mention that the picture used to illustrate Sidney is a mugshot. The Goffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns book Jazz: A History of America's Music states the mugshot was taken in London, in 1922. --MosheA (talk) 03:09, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Re Bechet's gunfight[edit]

John Chilton, in his biography of Bechet, suggests that the gunfight which resulted in Bechet's prison term was not over musical issues. Rather, Chilton suggests, a dispute over a woman may have been behind it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.102.251.138 (talk) 18:07, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Creole[edit]

The phrase "Creole of Color" is unnecessary and redundant. Just "Creole" will suffice. Dangnad (talk) 01:10, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

Absolutely wrong. (Take a little time to learn about terminology and what "Creole" means in the context of Louisiana, please. Certainly "Creoles" in Louisiana are not of necessity "of Color".) Infrogmation (talk) 03:06, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

Irrelevant Anecdote[edit]

The quote from Sugar Blues is not very relevant to Sidney Bechet (or very profound, but that's another story :)), but probably does belong on the Sugar Blues (song) and Sugar Blue (singer) pages if they exist. A sentence along the lines of, "The blues harmonica player Sugar Blues took his nickname from a similarly named Sidney Bechet song" would certainly suffice on this page.Speedfranklin (talk) 21:01, 30 August 2013 (UTC)