[Dixielandjazz] Clarence Williams III

Nancy Giffin nancyink at ulink.net
Tue May 6 08:47:47 PDT 2003

>   Anton wrote:

>   Horst van Paige has certainly put the cat among the pigeons with his
>   report of actor Clarence Williams III's statement about his ancestry.
>   Sentimentalists (like me) have long accepted the received opinion
>   that CW III and CW I (the jazz man) are related....Tom Lord's book
>   "Clarence Williams" (the standard work on CW I) has no reference
>   to a grandson...The absence, in Lord, of a reference to a grandson
>   has always been a worry...

Yes, Anton and Bill,
It's a new Paige in the history books.
We shall have to put our faith in the (Tom) Lord.

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