I just received the following news from Mike Meddings -- some great
reading and information is here.
The website has been updated with the following 5 articles of major
Peter Hanley sends an in-depth article and "Postscript" for Mabel
Bertrand's : Ancestry and Chronology. This painstakingly researched
article contains much previously unknown detailed information, with
contributions by Prof. Lawrence Gushee.
Brian Goggin sends an excellent essay on Walter Farrington. This is
the St. Louis ragtime pianist who Jelly Roll mentions on the Library
of Congress recordings -- a great piece of not-to-be-missed research
here, with contributions from David de Clue. This accompanies
Farrington's WWI draft registration card.
Ida Melrose Shoufler sends a rare photograph of her mother, Frances
Melrose. Courtesy of Bud Jacobson's daughter, Marie.
"Barrel House Rag" composed by Fate Marable and Clarence Williams in
1916 : MIDI arranged by Luigi Ranalli. This is at the head of
the "Story of Fate Marable" : Legendary St. Louis Pianist page.
Brian Goggin sends an obituary notice for Ferdinand Morton from The
New York Times, dated Saturday, 12th July 1941.
The above items can be accessed from the gray RECENTLY UPDATED
ARTICLES BOX at:
Coming soon --- in-depth essays by top-class researchers, accompanied
by WWI draft cards of Harvey McKinley Lankford, Minor Hall, Tommy
Ladnier, Robert Hampton, Andrew Hilaire, Fate Marable, Buddie Petit
(Joseph Crawford), Johnny Dunn, Paul J. Wyer (Pensacola Kid), Ezra C.
A. Wickemeyer and many others.
I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all of my readers "Happy
Holidays" --- catch you in 2008.