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Bix in 1924 in Cincinnati, Ohio
This site is dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of information about Bix Beiderbecke, the musical genius from Davenport, Iowa.
Annotated lists of books, articles,
audio tapes, recordings, and related items are provided.
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.
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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