[Dixielandjazz] Who is that masked child?

Robert S. Ringwald ringwald at calweb.com
Sat Sep 6 21:52:57 PDT 2003

Audrey wrote:

> I was spending a fun-filled evening at home last week, reading a Fall,
1929 Musical Enterprise magazine. This magazine features several pages of
notes on musical happenings sent in from correspondents in different parts
of the country. This particular note from fall of 1929 was sent in from a
correspondent in Hagerstown, MD.
> "Christy Brothers Circus showed here Sept. 5 with a good outfit and a good
band. A feature to me of the whole show was Master James, 13-year-old son of
the director. This boy played first chair trumpet with ease and accuracy."
> I don't think any of you require any help in figuring out the identity of
young "master" James.

Am I dense or what?  Who was it?

mr.wonderful at ringwald.com
Placerville, CA USA

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