I am comparing Djamgo Reinhardt’s version of “St. Louis Blues” to a version of the Original Dixieland Jass Band. It is obvious from the beginning that these two versions are very different. In the beginning of Djamgo Reinhardt version, the melody is slow and unstable. It sounds as though Reinhardt is tuning in his instrument before he actually plays the song. This slow melody turns into a more fast pace and more “jazzy”tune. As he carries on and hits the end of the song, he melody becomes much louder and faster than it was in the beginning.
On the other hand, The Original Dixieland version of the same begins with the sound of the turmpets. It has a more diversed and different sound than the other version. I would suggest that the sound we hear in this verison came from South America because it seems to have a “spicy” flavor. In the middle part of the song, the emotions that are felt by the artists can be felt because of the lyrics we hear. A listener begins to her several different trumpets. However, at the same time, it is clear who is the soloist and who is following the rhythms.