[Dixielandjazz] WA

Phil O'Rourke philor at webone.com.au
Fri Jul 4 17:43:37 PDT 2008


Willies's father, James, was given the honorific "Professor" because he 
taught music to the kids on the plantation that he lived on.
Many of the piano players in the New Orleans brothels were also called 

Basically James B. was just the most skilled musician around that area so he 
was called "Professor.

Phil O'Rourke

> Marek wrote about Willie Humphrey's Albert system and reed choice.
> Willie was a propery trained clarinet player who grew up within a fine
> tradition.
> His father was a Professor of music.
> I wonder who - taught WA?
> Brian Harvey

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