[Dixielandjazz] Willie Naylor - Banjo Player

Stephen Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Fri Aug 29 11:18:19 PDT 2003

Not sure, but I think he was murdered, while imprisoned, by a group of
disgruntled inmates for chunking on the beat while they were clapping off
the beat during "Camptown Races". ;-)


Bob Romans wrote:

> Perfect banjo player for Cell Block Seven, we'd be SO proud! Is he out of
> jail yet?
> Romans
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephen Barbone <barbonestreet at earthlink.net>
> To: AmbassCult at aol.com <AmbassCult at aol.com>
> Cc: Dixieland Jazz Mailing List <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
> Date: Friday, August 29, 2003 12:38 AM
> Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Willie Naylor - Banjo Player
> Tom Wiggins asked for information on Willie Naylor, perhaps a banjo
> player.
> Could this be the guy Tom? This Willie is from Mississippi.  Excerpt
> from the court record of Naylor et al v. State of Mississippi.
> "On August 13, 1992, William L. Naylor pleaded guilty to two separate
> counts of armed robbery, which counts were amended to two charges of
> accessory before the fact of armed robbery and one charge of accessory
> before the fact of murder pursuant to a plea bargain. Naylor was
> sentenced to two consecutive terms of ten years and a concurrent life
> sentence as a non-habitual offender. Naylor filed a motion to vacate his
> guilty plea, but the motion was denied by the Circuit Court of Forrest
> County. Naylor timely filed an appeal to this Court."
> Sounds like a typical banjo player to me. ;-)
> Musical Content "I'm in the jailhouse now."

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