The website has been updated with 4 items of historical interest to
devotees of Jelly Roll Morton, Bunk Johnson and J. Lawrence Cook.
Genealogist Peter Hanley sends a superb essay on Martin (Marty Bloom)
Blumenthal. This accompanies Blumenthal's WWI draft registration card.
A very rare photograph of Henry Ford (Enrique Villalpando) from the
collection of Colleen Ford. Henry was the adopted son of John Francis
(Jack) Ford and Anita Gonzales Ford. Courtesy of William Boyle.
Peter Hanley sends an excellent essay on Bunk (Willie) Johnson. This
accompanies Johnson's WWI draft registration card.
Prof. Brian Dolan and Prof. Alan Wallace send the 9th in a series of
superb articles written by J. Lawrence Cook for the International
Musician magazine, dated October 1941. The article includes scans of
hand-written music examples by Cook.
The above items can be accessed from the grey UPDATED BOX at:
Future articles and WWI draft registration cards will include: Ignace
Colas, Antoine Charles Elgar, John Francis (Jack) Ford, Charles C.
Creath, Zez Confrey, Jimmy Yancey, Warren "Baby" Dodds, George W.
Thomas, J. Russel Robinson, Richard M. Jones, Paul Whiteman and
Fletcher Hamilton Henderson Jr.