[Dixielandjazz] Re: Who Are They?

Bill Haesler bhaesler at bigpond.net.au
Wed Oct 6 20:09:37 PDT 2004

Dear Bob,
The 1936 photograph in Wilber Hobson's book 'American Jazz Music' is (as you
know) of two young, informally dressed, musicians from Greenville,
Mississippi. A long way from St Louis.
The trumpet player seems to be too young to be Dewey Jackson (born: 21 June
1900 - died: ??).
Although, in 1936, Jackson was indeed back on the riverboats out of St Louis
playing professionally with Fate Marable and Charlie Creath.
He made his last record in St Louis (with Singleton Palmer's band) on the 30
Sep 1950. 
There are two 1920s and and one 1950s photographs of Dewey Jackson in 'Black
Beauty, White Heat' (Driggs - Lewine), 'A Pictorial History of Jazz'
(Keepnews - Grauer, Jr.) and on the LP cover of Herwin 114 ('St Louis Jazz
1925 - 1927').
However, the hairline in all of these appears to be different from that of
the young man in the Hobson photograph. As does the physical build.
Very kind regards,

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