[Dixielandjazz] Jelly Roll Morton and J. Lawrence Cook updates
mike at doctorjazz.freeserve.co.uk
Thu Dec 1 05:28:23 PST 2005
The website has been updated with the following 5 items :
Prof. Lawrence Gushee sends an article titled : "THE MAN WHO REALLY INVENTED
JAZZ IS NOT PERMITTED TO PLAY IT --- JELLY ROLL MORTON BARRED BY UNION" from
The Philadelphia Afro-American, dated 11th April 1936. This rare article,
by William Young is accompanied by a footnote by Larry Gushee, which draws
attention to its importance.
Millie Gaddini sends an article titled "JELLY-ROLL MORTON --- GRANDPAPPY OF
THE PIANO" from Down Beat, dated January 1938. Another terrific article by
Marshall Stearns. Mention of Earl Hines, Joe Oliver, Ben Borders et al.
Millie Gaddini sends an article titled : "THE HISTORY OF SWING MUSIC --- A
GANG OF TODAY'S BIGSHOTS RECORDED WITH MORTON" from Down Beat, dated March
1938. This is another terrific article by Marshall Stearns, and it
provides some information on Jelly Roll that will be of great interest to
Mark Mitchell sends a rare article titled "GEORGE WASHINGTON SMITH ROCKS
CRADLE OF JAZZ --- THREE YEARS OLDER THAN JELLY-ROLL HE CARVED REGULATION
CATS IN TEXAS" from Down Beat, dated April 1938.
Peter Hanley and Millie Gaddini send the WW1 DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD for J.
Lawrence Cook who registered in Chicago on 12th September 1918. Fans may
be amazed at his occupation at the time --- a CANDY MAKER.
All the above articles can be accessed from the UPDATED BOX at:
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