[Dixielandjazz] Mike Meddings, Jelly Roll Morton scholar died June 30-- Hal Smith writes
nvickers1 at cox.net
Thu Aug 8 12:41:55 PDT 2013
To: Musicians and Jazzfans list; DJML
From: Norman Vickers, Jazz Society of Pensacola
Versatile drummer Hal Smith with the Jim Cullum Band in San Antonio sends
this note about his connection with Mike Meddings. At my request, I asked
about Hal's current musical activity. For those of you who don't know Hal,
he spent some time in New Orleans and for over a decade was connected with
the America's Finest Dixieland Jazz Society in San Diego. He has written a
number of articles on jazz history for the AFDJS newsletter. He has other
historical interests as well.
So-here are Smith's comments on both. Thanks Hal.
From: Hal Smith [mailto:hws08 at live.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 08, 2013 10:41 AM
To: F. Norman Vickers
Subject: RE: Mike Meddings, Jelly Roll Morton scholar died June 30-- from
Re Death of Mike Meddings:
Very sorry to hear it. Mike was a very nice man and he really worked hard
to preserve the music of Morton and his colleagues.
I didn't really know him except for our e-mail exchanges. I wrote a few
articles for the Jelly Roll Morton site (to accompany the musician draft
cards) and sent some notes regarding Morton's band recording of "Big Fat
Re: Hal's current musical schedule
Nothing new to report here; still playing the regular schedule with the
Cullum Band: Mondays at Tucker's Kozy Korner; Tuesday through Thursday at
Bohanan's Prime Steaks and Seafood and Fridays at the Boardwalk Bistro.
Next out-of-town trips are in September.
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