[Dixielandjazz] Preacher Rollo-Marie Marcus

Ron L'Herault lherault@bu.edu
Mon, 23 Sep 2002 08:30:52 -0400

Marie is still playing too, AFAIK.  She has had health problems, including a
couple of strokes but hangs in there and plays because she loves it.

Ron L
----- Original Message -----
From: <JimDBB@aol.com>
To: <dixielandjazz@ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2002 12:29 AM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Preacher Rollo

> In a message dated 9/22/02 10:42:22 PM Central Daylight Time,
> dingle@baldwin-net.com writes:
> > Preacher Rollo was a drummer,last name of French extraction I dare not
> > to spell from rusty memory. I had a chance to work with him for part of
> > year at Jazz Ltd. in Chicago. When Freddy Kohlman left the house band
> > Preacher came in for a period of time before leaving and being replaced
> > Barrett Deems. I think Jim Beebe was on the band at that tie as well..
> > drummer,  with a badly injured hand but decetn timekeeper. Rather a
> > about things of dubious authenticity, but still an interesting
> > Was from the West side of WI -- La Crosse or
> > other river town.
> > Think he was in Florida after that - this was about 1966- 0r '67 period.
>    No, I wasn't on the Jazz Ltd. Band when Preacher Rollo was there.  In
> I didn't know that he had been on that band.
>    I remember well in my college days listening to Preacher Rollo's
> Breakfast Club radio show out of Florida. It was carried on midwest
>  A great little show whith a good band and feature numbers from Marie
> on piano. This would have been late 40s or early 50s.
>    Jim Beebe