[Dixielandjazz] Benson Foraker Moore, better known as "Froggy"

Butch Thompson butte1 at mac.com
Thu Jun 24 20:23:23 PDT 2010

As Bill Haesler thought might be the case, Mike Meddings does indeed have some insight into this question.  As you can read on Mike's splendid website, Mr. Moore's World War II draft card has been found and the man's history researched by Mike himself.  

Copy this link into your browser.  That will take you to Louis Armstrong's draft card (not a bad thing to inspect on its own).  This is where the website's essays on musicians' draft cards can be found --- just scroll down, as the names are in alphabetical order -- when you get to the M's, you'll find Benson Foraker Moore, the man himself.  

I have to say here that the Meddings website is the very last word in Morton research.  Anyone with an interest in the man and his music really needs to check it out.  Now here's the link:


And here is the home page link, where you can learn exactly how serious and how extensive Mike's work has been:  


Butch Thompson

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