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8549Re: R: [RedHotJazz] Sources on Pre War European Jazz

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  • Robert
    Mar 17, 2011
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      --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, Howard Rye <howard@...> wrote:
      > Yes, let¹s us say in fairness that Godbolt¹s second book is much better
      > because he was an eye and ear witness of many of the events he recounts.

      Entertaining as it is, this is one of its great limitations. Vol. 2 of Godbolt's History is pretty much a further volume of his memoirs. He seems to deal exclusively with the scene as he, and his generation knew it. There is no mention of Barry Martyn, for instance, or of the visiting African-American New Orleanians such as Kid Sheik, Kid Thomas, Manny Paul, John Handy, Andrew Morgan, all of whom came to the UK before 1970. No mention of Eureka magazine or of the Promotional Society for the Preservation of New Orleans Music who sponsored the tours made by Sheik, et al. But then Sheik never played Trad, did he?
      Robert Greenwood
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