The website has been updated with 8 items of great historical
interest to devotees of Horace Eubanks, Charles Elgar, Harrison
Smith, Fletcher Henderson, Emile Christian, Jelly Roll Morton and J.
Noted British jazz researcher Howard Rye sends a superb essay on
reedman Horace Eubanks. This accompanies Eubanks' WWI draft
Prof. Lawrence Gushee sends an excellent essay on bandleader Antoine
Charles Elgar. This accompanies Elgar's WWI draft registration card.
Peter Hanley sends an excellent essay on Harrison G. Smith (a.k.a.
the West Indian in Lomax). This accompanies Smith's WWI draft
Brian Goggin sends an in-depth essay on bandleader and arranger
Fletcher Hamilton Henderson Jr. This accompanies Henderson's WWI
draft registration card.
Howard Rye sends a superb essay on the trombonist Emile J. Christian.
Much detail of his overseas travels and performances. This
accompanies Christian's WWI draft registration card.
Peter Hanley sends details of the full name of Dr. J. P. Oliver
(Jelly Roll's brother-in-law). This is shown as updated text on
the "An Essay in Genealogy" page.
Adam Ramet sends an article titled: "Chamber Music Society of Lower
Basin Street" from the TIME magazine dated 23rd September 1940. From
this article it can now be reasonably certain that the "unknown"
announcer for Jelly Roll's appearance on 14th July 1940 broadcast was
Canadian mechanical music collector Ken Vinen sends rare
correspondence, rate cards and catalogue lists for 65-note Rewind
Electric Pianos of J. Lawrence Cook, who set up a business on his own
in the 1950s as the "Perforated Music Roll Specialist". This
concludes the items from Ken.
The above items can be accessed from the grey UPDATED BOX at:
Hope you enjoy the above contributions from my team of top-class jazz
Future essays and WWI draft registration cards will include : Tommy
Ladnier, Paul Adolph Barbarin, Charles Lee Cooke, Tony Jackson and
Charles Lucky Roberts.