6088Re: [RedHotJazz] Booker T. Wingfield
- Jul 19, 2008Wingfield¹s career is summarized in articles by Chris Smith in Names &
Numbers 38 and 42.
Copying sparingly: Born Jefferson (or possibly Demopolis), Alabama, 20 May
1903, became a musician and moved to Chicago between 1920 and 1926, when he
joined Leroy Pickett¹s Orchestra at the Chicago Apollo. Thought to have
recorded with Elzadie Robinson, Leola B. Wilson, and Ma Rainey, September to
November 1926, more definitely with the Parham-Pickett Apollo Syncopators in
December (Paramount 12441), and with Cow Cow Davenport/Ivy Smith in January
1927. Also credited with accompaniments to Ida Cox in July and August 1928.
Came to Europe and toured with Louis Douglas¹s revue in 1929-31. He was
admitted to a mental hospital in Torino, Italy, from where his father
eventually collected him and returned with him to the U.S.A. from Genoa on 6
June 1933. Lived in Greensboro, North Carolina for the remainder of his
life, and died there 18 December 1979.
on 19/07/2008 18:29, David Brown at johnhaleysims@... wrote:
>Howard Rye, 20 Coppermill Lane, London, England, E17 7HB
> 'Zulu's' we have done here, I think without conclusion.
> 'Alligator' and 'Zulu's' are mostly anomalous for Dodds. 'Working Man's' And
> 'Krooked' mostly typical.
> It has ALWAYS been contentious and the Archeophone personnel is pragmatic
> but the fact that the session took place in Richmond makes a split session
> totally improbable. Also ALL circumstantial and most contemporary musicians'
> evidence points to Dodds.
> Just listened again fresh after a gap of a year maybe and am now much more
> inclined to hear Dodds throughout albeit more than usually betraying the
> true Creole roots of his style.
> The Tate has never been considered a Dodds item and the Rainey is sure not
> Wingfield is interesting -- if it is. I can find nothing. What we know ?
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