4031Re: [RedHotJazz] Booker T Wingfield - WAS Guy Kelly
- Apr 5, 2007on 5/4/07 6:51, Prof_Hi_Jinx at prof_hi_jinx@... wrote:
>Booker T. Wingfield (cornet) was born at Demopolis, AL on 20 May 1903For anyone interested there is a detailed chronology of Wingfield's career
>(according to shipping records when he returned to the USA from Europe with his
>father in 1933).
>However he was shown as aged 18 when he was enumerated at Montgomery, Alabama
>in 1920, suggesting a birth year of 1901.
>He is primarily known for his work in Chicago as an associate of Cow Cow
by Chris Smith in Names & Numbers 38 (July 2006), 19-22.
The Demopolis birthplace is also confirmed by Swedish records, but North
Carolina records show his birthplace as Jefferson, AL, which is about 10
miles from Demopolis. This is probably just a "where the hell is that?", oh,
it's near Jefferson.
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