Re: [RedHotJazz] Bixing
- Hi Tommers
I do not have time to read the whole article just now, but I won't fail to
do it, thoroughly and with a magnifying glass. I cannot get why the way
pointless, unchecked or false information gets reproduced year after year -
and even more now that anyone can build a website out of randomly grabbed
"information" - should bear Bix' name rather that anyone else's... still,
unless I missed some important information which Albert and the other
specialists will empress to provide, I have a vague feeling of a "false
start" in the article itself, and I would be very glad to see the *birth*
certificate in which the second name "Bix" is supposed to be written in
three plain letters. Methinks the writer has been another victim the same
funny tendency to use some vague hearsay as an evidence of what he wants to
prove, but I wouldn't go as far as calling that "Shawism" ;-)
----- Original Message -----
From: "tommersl" <tommersl@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 08, 2006 1:54 AM
Subject: [RedHotJazz] Bixing
Check out the following article about the legendary Bix Beiderbecke
- Yes, you're right. I was (clumsily) trying to provide an explanation why he was not described as "Musician" anywhere (aside from the AFM).
Howard Rye <howard@...> wrote:
on 12/7/06 11:16, Prof_Hi_Jinx at prof_hi_jinx@... wrote:
> George Tall (born Leavenworth, KS 25 September 1897) appears in variousGranted, but he was a member of the AFM and he did join Local 627 at the
> Draft and Census listings, initially in Leavenworth (as late as 1918,
> indexed as "Dfall" (?)), later in Kansas City, KS.
> There is no Sam* Tall nearby.
> On that basis, it seems sensible to forget Sam and go with George. George's
> occupation is Porter or Janitor, but if he merely "strummed" a banjo, maybe
> he was not too accomplished or active.
same time as other members of Moten's band.
The records would seem to be a good basis for judgement of his skills!
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