[Dixielandjazz] Re: The Hardie Books

Robert S. Ringwald ringwald@calweb.com
Mon, 16 Sep 2002 11:20:31 -0700

Dear Fred,

There has never been any sort of rule against posting a notification of
books, CDs or anything else that directly pertain to OKOM (Our kind of Jazz)
on DJML.

Sounds as if your book would be of interest to many of our Listmates.  Go
ahead, we eagerly await your posting.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "drjz" <drjz@bealenet.com>
To: "Robert S. Ringwald" <ringwald@calweb.com>
Sent: Monday, September 16, 2002 9:17 AM
Subject: The Hardie Books

> Dear Bob,
> The email from Dan Hardie in which he describes his books and where they
> may be purchased interests me because, as you may know, I am in a
> similar position. My book, "Jazz and Death. Medical Profiles of Jazz
> Greats" was published recently by the University Press of Mississippi.
> It has already received good reviews, two of which are on Amazon.com. I
> have refrained from marketing my book directly on the DJML because I
> understood this was of questionable acceptance. However, if  Dan Hardie
> does it, I have to assume that I am able to do it too. I think that list
> members would be interested in my analyses of the medical histories and
> deaths of  Bix Beiderbecke, James Reese Europe, Dave Tough, Jack Purvis,
> Eddie Lang, Muggsy Spanier, Bennie Moten, Tommy Dorsey, Bunny Berigan,
> Bessie Smith, and many others.  Incidentally, I would perhaps begin by
> noting Buddy Bolden's ? syphilis. I apologize for posing this question,
> but academic presses have limited funds for publicising their books and
> authors, and I welcome any channel available to me for this purpose. It
> took me four and half years to write my book, partly because of the
> lengthy review processes. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
> Best wishes.
> Fred Spencer