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Re: [RedHotJazz] Irene Edie was DOLLY JONES

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  • Prof_Hi_Jinx
    Irene Edie (otherwise Eadie or Eddie) is known to blues fans as accompanist to singer Eloise Bennett. She was born in Ohio around 1905, and married Josh Edie
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      Irene Edie (otherwise Eadie or Eddie) is known to blues fans as accompanist to singer Eloise Bennett.

      She was born in Ohio around 1905, and married Josh Edie in about 1925.

      Bob

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: spacelights
      To: RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2007 10:06 AM
      Subject: [RedHotJazz] Re: DOLLY JONES


      --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, Howard Rye <howard@...> wrote:
      >
      > on 3/2/07 12:56, islay77 at fraser.mccombe@... wrote:
      >
      > Does anyone know anything about her?
      >
      > Lots. This is based on the version of my New Grove entry on her which
      > happens to be on my computer:

      Fascinating information--thank you, Howard.

      Laurie Wright's article "Jimmie Noone from the Printed Page" (in
      'Storyville 2000-1') has this item, about a 1931 farewell party in
      Chicago for Noone and his band (soon to leave for New York):

      "Report ([Chicago Defender] 16/5/31 8/2) lists those present at the
      farewell banquet as Irene Edie's Peacock Orchestra (a pianist, she
      became Teddy Wilson's first wife), Earl Hines and band, Louis
      Armstrong and Doll Jones featured..."





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