[Dixielandjazz] Wild Bill Davison Remembered Gig - Old Harlow 26thMarch

Robert S. Ringwald ringwald at calweb.com
Fri Mar 12 15:15:04 PST 2004

John Petters wrote regarding Wild Bill:
> William Edward Davison was born in Defiance, Ohio, in 1906. During the
> twenties he worked with the tragic cornet legend Bix Beiderbecke.

John, are you sure that Bill actually worked with Bix?  I remember Bill
telling me that he once heard Bix when they were playing for the same
function at opposite ends of an auditorium.

Bill said that when he heard Bix, it changed his own approach to playing the
trumpet.  This is rather surprising as, of course, Bill did not play nor
sound like Bix at all.  I wish that I would have questioned him more about
this statement.

mr.wonderful at ringwald.com
Placerville, CA  USA

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