Yes, you're right. I was (clumsily) trying to provide an explanation why he was not described as "Musician" anywhere (aside from the AFM).
Howard Rye <howard@...
on 12/7/06 11:16, Prof_Hi_Jinx at prof_hi_jinx@...
> George Tall (born Leavenworth, KS 25 September 1897) appears in various
> Draft and Census listings, initially in Leavenworth (as late as 1918,
> indexed as "Dfall" (?)), later in Kansas City, KS.
> There is no Sam* Tall nearby.
> On that basis, it seems sensible to forget Sam and go with George. George's
> occupation is Porter or Janitor, but if he merely "strummed" a banjo, maybe
> he was not too accomplished or active.
Granted, but he was a member of the AFM and he did join Local 627 at the
same time as other members of Moten's band.
The records would seem to be a good basis for judgement of his skills!
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