Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: Bixing
>What I was wondering isThere again, it's my brain which doesn't have time to fully understand your
> wether Bix died while he was in his 3rd step or the 2nd step.
meaning, but although I am not used to advertise anything on mailing-lists I
think I cannot do anything but recommend Jean-Pierre Lion's Bix Biography,
and suggest listening again to all af Bix' numbers while reading his
comments, which we all did. Just be warned it is a French writer writing
;-), trying to get deep inside the man's psychology and filling in whatever
blanks he came up with so as to make a full living portrait - no criticism
intended, Jean-Pierre, since I know you are reading our posts from time to
time, and once again many thanks for sending me your book which has been,
indeed, "proudly standing on my shelves" ever since.
- 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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