[Dixielandjazz] Re: S.F. Jazz festival 04 - Jay's age
drjz at bealenet.com
Fri Nov 5 12:36:38 PST 2004
Feather and Gitler's "Biographical Dictionary of Jazz' (1999): "Jay Mc
Shann. b. 1/12/16 (he claims that a 1909 birthdate, given elsewhere, is
in "Kansas City and All That's Jazz",
published by the Kansas City Jazz Museum (1999), in "An Interview With Jay
McShann", it is: "born on January 12, 1909" .
So yer pays yer money and yer takes yer choice! Cheers.
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Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Re: S.F. Jazz festival 04 - Jay's age
> Many sources say 1909, but I'd bet on 1916.
> From: Bill Haesler <bhaesler at bigpond.net.au>
> Dear Bob,
> Jay McShann
> Born: Muskogee, Oklahoma
> 12th January 1909 (Chilton; Feather; Kinkle; Swaggie CD)
> 12th January 1916 (Grove; Mississippi Rag June 1974)
> 12th January 1917 (Peter J Silvester 'A Left Hand Like God')
> Take your pick, as I have been unable verify the correct date.
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