[Dixielandjazz] Re: Cornet Education & Buddy Bolden

Jim Beebe jbeebe at centurytel.net
Sun Nov 16 18:39:26 PST 2003

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> Buddy Bolden was very well known? It occurs to me to ask by whom and when?
> was certainly well known among blacks of his class in New Orleans but if
> was known at all by "gens de couleur" or Creoles (unlikely) he was
> not "recognised". Apart from police reports the first properly publicised
> comments on Bolden as a musician were not made until 1933 - 2 years after
his death!
> (and then only in an African-American journal by a black write, E.
> Spriggins.
> Brian Wood

Brian...I think that if Jelly Roll Morton writes a song about Buddy Bolden
and names it " I thought I heard Buddy bolden say," this would indicate that
Buddy Bolden was quite well known.

Jim Beebe

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