[Dixielandjazz] Jelly Roll -- J. Lawrence Cook website update

Mike Meddings mike at doctorjazz.freeserve.co.uk
Thu Nov 23 03:59:36 PST 2006

Hello all,

The website has been updated with 4 outstanding items of great historical 

Again, following up leads from genealogist Peter Hanley, I have managed to 
secure a significant number of WW1 draft registration cards (in glorious 
Technicolor) of important ragtime and jazz personalities.

I have invited top-class researchers, who are authorities in their own field 
of music, to write articles on the various musicians.

Canadian researcher, Ted Tjaden  sends a superb article on the noted ragtime 
composer George Linus Cobb .   This accompanies Cobb's draft card.

Noted British researcher, Howard Rye sends a great article on the pianist 
and bandleader Edward Kennedy Ellington.   This accompanies Ellington's 
draft card.

The 3rd in a series of articles written by J. Lawrence Cook for the 
International Musician magazine, dated May 1941.   This article includes 
scans of hand-written music examples by Cook.   Courtesy of Prof. Brian 
Dolan and Prof. Alan Wallace.

"Albert Nicholas Talks about Jelly : Part 2 of an interview" by Bill 
Russell.   Courtesy of Don Marquis, Millie and Sonny McGown.

The above items can be accessed from the grey UPDATED BOX at:


Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends and readers.

Coming soon : feature articles on Rudi Blesh, King Oliver, Willie 'The Lion' 
Smith, Joseph Lamb, Charley Straight and J. Lawrence Cook.

Musically yours



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