[Dixielandjazz] Jazz Dissertation

Edgerton, Paul A paul.edgerton at eds.com
Thu Jul 22 11:13:21 PDT 2004

Brian Towers wrote:
> Just one snag to the learned Catharine Parsonage's Ph D dissertion - the
> black group that toured Britain in 1919  - "Will Marion Cook's Southern
> Syncopated Orchestra" - was not a jazz band and so comparisons by
> academics with the ODJB invoke the old "comparing apples with oranges"
> dicta!

Still interesting given that the typical comparison would have been between
a black Jazz group against a white non-jazz group. I wonder if Ms. Parsonage
successfully defended her dissertation.

Paul Edgerton
Who wonders if that shouldn't be 'dictum' given the scholastic context.

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