[Dixielandjazz] Website update - 2 items of great historical interest

Mike Meddings mike at doctorjazz.freeserve.co.uk
Wed Jun 13 23:59:01 PDT 2007

Hello all,

The website has been updated with 2 items of great historical interest.

Continuing with the WWI draft card project, genealogist Peter Hanley sends 
an in-depth essay on William Manuel (Bill) Johnson.   This accompanies 
Johnson's WWI draft registration card.   The essay contains a link to 
brilliantly researched history of the mysterious Johnson family.

Ate van Delden sends an article of supreme interest from the Record Research 
magazine, dated May 1968, titled, Jelly Roll in Washington, D.C. (1937). 
The article, in the form of a letter by musician George Shivers, tells of 
Jelly Roll meeting up with a "big" band in Washington, D.C.   Could the 
occasion have been a rehearsal for one Jelly's late compositions?   "Ganjam" 
or "Stop & Go" perhaps!

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


Musically yours



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