King Oliver, Jimmy Yancey and J. Lawrence Cook
- Hello all,
The website has been updated with items of great historical interest
to devotees of King Oliver, Jimmy Yancey and J. Lawrence Cook.
Peter Hanley sends a superb essay on King (Joseph Nathran) Oliver.
This accompanies Oliver's WWI draft registration card.
International jazz pianist Butch Thompson sends an excellent essay on
Jimmy (James Edward) Yancey. This accompanies Yancey's WWI draft
Canadian mechanical music collector Ken Vinen sends rare
correspondence, rate cards and catalogue lists for 65-note Rewind
Electric Pianos of J. Lawrence Cook, who set up a business on his own
in the 1950s as the "Perforated Music Roll Specialist". I will be
adding more items from Ken in the near future.
The above items can be accessed from the grey UPDATED BOX at:
Hope you enjoy the above contributions from my team of top-class jazz
Future essays and WWI draft registration cards will include : Antoine
Charles Elgar, Tommy Ladnier, Fletcher Hamilton Henderson Jr., Emile
J. Christian, Paul Adolph Barbarin and Horace Eubanks.