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  • rogerstrong257
    Dec 4, 2008
      Hi Yves,
      I wonder if you can contact me about the material you might have
      on Frankie Newton. I am still looking for more information about him.

      Roger Strong
      roger@...

      --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "rogerstrong257" <roger@...> wrote:
      >
      > --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, yves francois <aprestitine@>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Roger
      > > ... please give me a couple of days, I will write some detailed
      > information re: Newton, I have a full discography* etc, and can get
      > any information you want that is available, Newton happens to be
      one
      > of my all time favorite musicians (Lips Page is the other post
      > Armstrong trumpet I like as much, though several others were also
      > great), I will respond with quite a bit of data by Monday
      > > all the best (and I will check some sources re: his paintings I
      am
      > very interested as well re his art)
      > > BTW he did a lot of teaching under privileged students trumpet
      > lessons ... for free, he was a very principled man, I will also
      list
      > some articles, share antidotes from Franz Jackson as well (who
      played
      > with him in Boston in 1943) etc
      > > Yves Francois Smierciak
      > >
      > > Yves
      > Thanks in anticipation! I have always thought that there was
      a
      > very vivid character behind the music-a man with many different
      > facets to his character and talents and man who died much too young
      > as well. Look forward to your reply when ever you have time.
      >
      > Roger
      > > * I will also list what items in a recent CD reissue are NOT
      solos
      > by Mr Newton
      > > --- On Fri, 10/24/08, rogerstrong257 <roger@> wrote:
      > >
      > > From: rogerstrong257 <roger@>
      > > Subject: [RedHotJazz] Frankie Newton
      > > To: RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com
      > > Date: Friday, October 24, 2008, 9:00 PM
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > I am interested in finding out more about Frankie Newton. The
      > > material about him in reference books seems to repeat the same
      > sorts of
      > > things-that he didn't like Big Bands/that he drank to excess/
      that
      > he
      > > was a political activist/that he painted more than played in the
      > last
      > > years. He died March 11th,1954 aged only 48. Born january
      4th,1906.
      > > I can find about 45 sides that he recorded but I am interested if
      > > anything has been written about him in the last few years. Do any
      > of
      > > his painting still exist-what style did he use and indeed
      anything
      > new
      > > or interesting that I can find out about him.
      > > Can anyone help please?
      > >
      >
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