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REF UNIT OF ASSESSMENT 36
Research Report from 1st January 2008
AUTHENTICITY AS AUTHENTICATING: EARLY JAZZ AND NEW ORLEANS JAZZ REVIVALISM
Principal investigator:	Professor Richard Ekins

Centre for Media Research Research
School of Media, Film and Journalism
University of Ulster
Coleraine campus
Cromore Road
Co. Londonderry, BT52 1SA

In association with: La Croix Records
31, Knollys House 
Tavistock Place
London, WC1H 9SA

                  504 Records
The late Mike Dine Formerly of: 20 Clifton Road Welling Kent, DA16 1QA
Hogan Jazz Archive Professor Bruce Boyd Raeburn Tulane University Special Collections Howard-Tilton Memorial Library 7001 Freret Street New Orleans LA 70118
The Williams Research Centre 410 Chartres Street New Orleans LA 70130 National Jazz Archive David Nathan: Archivist Loughton Library Traps Hill Loughton IG10 1HD
 SUBSIDIARY PROJECTS

1. The Dan Pawson Project
2. Audio Restoration and ‘Pitch Rectification’
In association with: David Senior, Victor Hugostraat 26, 2050 Antwerp, Belgium

WEBSITE

http://www.lacroixrecords.com/
Subsidiary Project 1:
THE DAN PAWSON PROJECT

Email network: lacroixrecords@gmail.com
‘Dan Pawson and his Artesian Hall Stompers’ thread on the Birmingham History Forum
http://birminghamhistory.co.uk/forum/forum.php
Dan Pawson Society, Facebook (in association with Konrad Kliko Klingelfuss, Switzerland)
http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=156623947686403
Dan Pawson Discography (in association with Fred Eatherton), 2012 (continuing) http://www.lacroixrecords.com/DP.html
CD Series Dan Pawson, 1966-1971 – A Tribute, 504/La Croix CD93 [2007] Dan Pawson, Living the Legend, 1971-1998, 504/La Croix CD96 [2009] Vintage Dan Pawson, The Lost Sessions – 1966-1985, Dine-a-Mite/La Croix DMCD-008 [2012]
From: http://home.scarlet.be/davesenior/AHS%20in%20the%2060.htm
Dan Pawson’s ARTESIAN HALL STOMPERS in the 60’s -
The Forgotten Recordings.
By Dave Senior (Published in the Jazz Gazette 2004)

This should be a footnote but this story is so worth mentioning, crucially actually, that it
comes as a sort of preface…

After the following article about the ‘forgotten recordings’ appeared in the Jazz Gazette, it came
to the notice of ‘Lord’ Richard Ekins who then contacted me to know more. I remembered Richard
very well because we were good friends back in the 60’s. In fact he played trumpet in and around 
Birmingham and we played together often. Richard was a fervent New Orleans fan and was lucky enough
to have spent quite a lot of time there during this period. In fact he was so dedicated to the
cause of encouraging and stimulating the music he loved, Richard set up his own record label
‘La Croix Records' and issued several prestigious sessions of both British and New Orleans
musicians. The famous Kid Thomas Band recorded live in 1968 at Kohlman’s Tavern in New Orleans was
one of Richard’s projects, as well as Louis Nelson and Dan Pawson with Barry Martyn’s Band recorded
in the U.K. The connection here is that, like Dan Pawson, ‘Lord’ Richard was very inspired by New
Orleans trumpeter DeDe ‘La Croix’ Pierce. In turn, Richard was influenced by and greatly admired
Dan. That’s often how it works and thanks goodness it does…
As a result of this chance happening, Richard decided that he would like to issue a tribute to Dan
Pawson (who died in 2002). The idea was to include some of this early ‘forgotten’ Artesian Hall
Stompers material together with a compilation of other previously issued recordings. The series
will eventually include more CDs. Meanwhile, the good news at the time of writing this note is that
the first one has been issued on 504/La Croix (CD93)
“DAN PAWSON 1966 – 1971 A Tribute”. For me, this was a milestone for many reasons and I still stand by my words when I say that this music, in its context, was just about as ‘authentic’ as you could get. It was of its time and in an uncanny way hard to distinguish from the real thing. I have said elsewhere that I have not played New Orleans jazz with such ‘purity’ anywhere or anytime since those days… and probably never will, despite my enduring enjoyment of playing N.O. style jazz.                                                    Dave Senior
Subsidiary Project 2:
AUDIO RESTORATION &
‘PITCH RECTIFICATION’ ARTICLES
Ekins, Richard (2008a) ‘Pitch Monitoring, Pitch Correction and the Case of the Louis James
Orchestra, 1967, New Orleans Music, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 6-14.
Ekins, Richard (2008b) ‘Back on Track: The Case of the Louis James Orchestra’ [Letter to the Editor], 1967,
New Orleans Music, Vol. 14, No. 4, p. 25.
JAZZ JOURNALISM
Ekins, Richard (2008) ‘Doc Paulin’ [Letter to the Editor] New Orleans Music, 1967, Vol. 14, No. 2, p. 20.
Ekins, Richard (2009) ‘Bob Wallis on Authenticity and the New Orleans Jazz Revival in Britain’,
Just Jazz , 1967, No. 138 (October), pp. 22-27. Ekins, Richard (2011) ‘Alex Revell’s “Viewpoint”’[Letter to the Editor], Just Jazz, No. 162 (October), p. 37.
Ekins, Richard (2013a) ‘Vintage Dan Pawson’ [Letter to the Editor], Just Jazz, No. 182 (June), p. 4.
Ekins, Richard and Wendy Saunderson (2013b) ‘Lesser Known Aspects of the Bunk Johnson Legacy in
New Iberia’, Just Jazz, No. 184 (August), pp. 32-33.
AUTHENTICITY AS AUTHENTICATING: 
EARLY JAZZ AND NEW ORLEANS JAZZ REVIVALISM
FULL LIST OF PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER PUBLIC OUTPUT, FROM 1st JANUARY 2008
LA CROIX RECORDS WEBSITE: http://www.lacroixrecords.com/
(Richard Ekins and Richard Crediton-Hughes)

Ekins, Richard (2008a) Billie and DeDe Pierce, 1967, 504/La Croix CD94, including 12 page booklet
notes by Richard Ekins.
Ekins, Richard (2008b) The Louis James Orchestra, 1967; Capt. John Handy’s New Orleans Four, 1966,
504/La Croix CD95, including 12 page booklet notes by Richard Ekins and Paige Van Vorst.
Ekins, Richard (2008c) ‘Pitch Monitoring, Pitch Correction and the Case of the Louis James
Orchestra, 1967’, New Orleans Music, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 6-14.
Ekins, Richard (2008d) ‘Back on Track: The Case of the Louis James Orchestra’ [Letter to the
Editor], New Orleans Music, Vol. 14, No. 4, p. 25.
Ekins, Richard (2008e) ‘Doc Paulin’ [Letter to the Editor] New Orleans Music, Vol. 14, No. 2, p. 20.
Ekins, Richard (2009a) ‘Bob Wallis on Authenticity and the New Orleans Jazz Revival in Britain’,
Just Jazz, No. 138 (October), pp. 22-27.
Ekins, Richard (2009b) Dan Pawson, Living the Legend, 1971-1998, 504/La Croix CD96, including
16 page booklet notes by Richard Ekins.
Ekins, Richard (2010a) Contributor to A Discography of Kid Thomas Valentine, compiled by Guus Smits and Gerard Bielderman, Zwolle: The Netherlands, 2010.
Ekins, Richard (2010b) ‘Traditional Jazz and the Mainstreaming of Authenticity: The Case of British Traddy Pop (1959-1963) – A Grounded Theory Approach', Popular Music History, 5 (2): 125-150.
Ekins, Richard (2011a) ‘Alex Revell’s “Viewpoint”’[Letter to the Editor], Just Jazz, No. 162 (October), p. 37. Ekins, Richard (2011b) ‘The Rediscovery and Resurrection of Bunk Johnson – a Grounded Theory
Approach: A case study in jazz historiography’, The Grounded Theory Review, vol. 10, no.3: 27-54. [Theories in Progress Series] Ekins, Richard (2011c) ‘Response to Hans Thulesius and Vivian B. Martin on Ekins (2011)’, The Grounded Theory Review, vol.10, no.3, p. 61.

Eatherton, Fred and Richard Ekins, (2012, continuing)
'Dan Pawson - A Discography: Dan Pawson on Vinyl, Tape, CD and DVD (1960-2002)'.
http://www.lacroixrecords.com/DP.html
Ekins, Richard (2012a) Vintage Dan Pawson, The Lost Sessions – 1966-1985, Dine-A-Mite/La Croix DJCD-008, including 16 page booklet notes by Richard Ekins and Dan Pawson.

Ekins, Richard (2012b) 'Authenticity as Authenticating—the Case of New Orleans Jazz Revivalism:
An Approach from Grounded Theory and Social World Analysis', Popular Music History, 7 (1): 24-52.

Ekins, Richard (2013a) ‘Vintage Dan Pawson’ [Letter to the Editor], Just Jazz, No. 182 (June), p. 4.

Ekins, Richard and Wendy Saunderson (2013b) ‘Lesser Known Aspects of the Bunk Johnson Legacy in New Iberia’, Just Jazz, No. 184 (August), pp. 32-33.

Continuing Research Report from 1st January 2014
(For full details of projects, see Research Report
From 1st January 2008 above)

AUTHENTICITY AS AUTHENTICATING:
EARLY JAZZ AND NEW ORLEANS JAZZ REVIVALISM

FULL LIST OF PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER PUBLIC OUTPUT, FROM 1st JANUARY 2014

Ekins, Richard and Wendy Saunderson (2014a) ’Does Pitch Rectification Matter in New Orleans Jazz? The Case of the Kid Thomas Band at Kohlman’s Tavern, 1968’, Just Jazz, No. 190, pp. 8-12.

Ekins, Richard (2014b) ’The Social Construction of a Music Mecca: “Goin’ Home”, New Orleans and International New Orleans Jazz Revivalism’, Popular Music History, 8 (1): 5-22.

Ekins, Richard (2014c) A New Orleans Anthology, 1963-1968, 504/La Croix CD97, including 8 page booklet notes by Richard Ekins.

Ekins, Richard (2014d) ‘“I Nearly Wept at Its Humble Sincerity”: Philip Larkin and the Veteran Jazz Musicians of New Orleans’, Just Jazz, No. 188, pp. 6-8.

Ekins, Richard (2015) ’Becoming a Follower of the Merseysippi Jazz Band:
An Approach from Ethnography, Autoethnography and Social World Analysis — A Study in Resocialization’, Jazz Research Journal, 9 (1): 7-36.

Ekins, Richard (2016a) 'In Praise of Leonard Brackett (1925-2007): Center Records and the Return to the Music of the New Orleans Dance Halls', Just Jazz, No. 214, pp. 16-20.

Ekins, Richard (2016b) 'Social Constructions of "Authenticity" and the Sounds of the Kid Thomas Valentine Band: The Case of "Basin Street Blues" — An Approach from Sociological Musicology and Cultural Studies', Jazz Research Journal, 9 (2): 107- 144.

Ekins, Richard (2016c) ‘Lacroixrecords.com and the Ken Grayson Mills Project: An Announcement’,
Just Jazz, No. 223, pp. 27-28.

Ekins, Richard (2016d) ‘Ken Grayson Mills, Icon Records and the Origins of Second Wave New Orleans Jazz Revivalism: Lord Richard Ekins in Conversation with Big Bill Bissonnette’, Just Jazz, No. 224, pp. 28-31.

Ekins, Richard (2017a) 'In Praise of Ken Grayson Mills (1937-2004): Kid Thomas, Kid Howard and the "Jazz Report" Record Reviews with Notes on the Early History of Preservation Hall', Just Jazz, No. 225, pp. 8-13.

Ekins, Richard (2017b) 'Lesser-Known Aspects of the Legacy of Ken Grayson Mills: Preservation Hall Jazz Band Touring at "The Best Address in Cleveland" - The "Eureka" Report, with Notes from Thomas N. Stagg',
Just Jazz, No. 226, pp. 6-10.

Ekins, Richard (2017c) ‘Mike Dine (1938-2016): Founder and Owner of 504 Records (1978-2016: A Dedication’, Just Jazz, No. 227, p. 26.

Ekins, Richard (2017d) ‘Ken Grayson Mills, Icon Records and the Mike Dine/504 Connection’,
Just Jazz, No. 227, pp. 26-32.

Ekins, Richard (2017e) ‘Mike Dine (1938-2016): A Dedication and Tribute’,
Just Jazz
, No. 228, p. 6.

Ekins, Richard (2017f) ‘In Praise of Mike Dine (1938-2016): 504 Records, The Larry Borenstein Collection, and the “New Orleans Music” Reviews, with a Note on Second Wave New Orleans Jazz Revivalism and the Origins of Preservation Hall’, Just Jazz, No. 228, pp. 6-13.

Ekins, Richard (2017g) ‘Ken Grayson Mills, Icon Records and the New Orleans/West Coast Connection’, Just Jazz, No. 229, pp. 6-13.

Ekins, Richard (2017h) 'On the Origins of the Larry Borenstein Sessions at Associated Artists Studio, 726 St. Peter Street, New Orleans . . . A Reminiscence from Charlie DeVore',
Just Jazz, No. 230, pp. 22-23.

Ekins, Richard (2017i) 'Ken Grayson Mills and Icon Hall, 734 St. Louis Street, New Orleans: A Reminiscence from Big Bill Bissonnette, with Further Notes on Icon Records, Icon Hall and Perseverance Hall', Just Jazz, No. 231, pp. 24-30.

Ekins, Richard (2017j) 'Mills on Mills and Icon Records: The Letters of Ken Grayson Mills to Alan Solman', Just Jazz, No. 232, pp. 24-30.

Ekins, Richard (2017k) 'The New Orleans "Jazzology" of Ken Grayson Mills: Mills on George H. Buck's American Music CDs', Just Jazz, No. 233, pp. 24-30.