6082Re: [RedHotJazz] Johnny Dodds' birthplace
- Jul 19, 2008Bob, where does Mississippi come from?
Chilton¹s Who¹s Who Of Jazz does give Waverley BUT he actually says
³Waverley, Louisiana² (which is on U.S. 80 west of the state-line near
This has been copied by Reclams Jazz Führer, but nothing else I can find.
Panassié Dictionnaire du Jazz, Feather¹s Encyclopedia, Charters¹ Jazz New
Orleans, Knauer¹s Jazz Lexicon, Family Album, Grove, Clergeat/Carles/Comolli
all show New Orleans. At that point I got tired of looking.
As it¹s from Chilton we can¹t completely dismiss it but unfortunately he
doesn¹t say where it comes from. However, it is compatible with the census
data showing birth in Louisiana.
on 19/07/2008 06:16, Bob Eagle at prof_hi_jinx@... wrote:
>Howard Rye, 20 Coppermill Lane, London, England, E17 7HB
> Johnny Dodds is reported to have been born at Waverly, Clay County,
> Mississippi, northwest of Columbus.
> My conclusion is that Johnny was born in New Orleans, and that the family came
> from Marengo County, Alabama. So, again, where does Waverly come from?
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