Benny Green (was Bixing ): A different opinion
- The Benny Green obituary
reads, in part,
"Fellow jazz musician and friend John Dankworth, said Green was a
"wonderful, very warm and thoughtful man"."
--- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "spacelights" <spacelights@...> wrote:
> I haven't read Berton's book, but Green always struck me as a petty,
> mean-spirited egomaniac... A shame, because he's a highly skilled and
> perceptive writer.
- 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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