Not according to New Orleans Jazz Club. In 1956, the publication 'The Second Line', the club tried with "Velvet Gloves" to review 'The Real Jazz - Old and New by Stephen Longstreet' which was in their opinion: "chock full of the greatest collection of unfounded opinions, wrong information, and false claims". However, the book was filled with "excellent sketches".
In 1966, 'Sportin' House, A History of New Orleans
and the Birth of Jazz' is released and this time the gloves are off. To
read one of the most scathing reviews of this or any author click on the
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