Website update - 6 items of supreme historical interest
- I just received the following news from Mike Meddings -- some great
reading and information is here for members of this group.
The website has been updated with the following 6 articles of supreme
Peter Hanley sends an in-depth essay on the vaudeville pioneer
William Benbow. This accompanies Benbow's WWI draft registration
card, and includes much detailed and new information. Mention of
String Beans (Butler May), "Ma" Rainey, Jelly Roll Morton and Frank
Brian Goggin sends an excellent essay on the New Orleans trumpeter
Anatie (Natty) Dominique. This accompanies Dominique's WWI draft
registration card. Mention of Jelly Roll Morton, Zue Robertson, Louis
Cottrell, Baby Dodds and Jasper Taylor.
Noted researcher Sue Attalla sends a pictorial advert for a
previously unknown Jelly Roll Morton engagement at Shady Grove Park,
Uniontown, Pennsylvania from The Daily News Standard, dated Thursday,
14th July 1927.
Brian Goggin sends a superb essay on the Louisville, Kentucky drummer
Lee (Mert) Perry. This accompanies Perry's WWI draft registration
card. Mention of Jelly Roll Morton, "Count" Basie, Johnny Dunn and
Prof. Alan Wallace sends an advert from The Chicago Defender, dated
Saturday, 4th June 1921, which contains details of what could well be
J. Lawrence Cook's first free-lance commercial music rolls for the
Bradford Song Roll Company. Mention of Perry Bradford, an associate
of Jelly Roll Morton, and the famous blues singer Mamie Smith.
Additional information courtesy of Bob Berkman of Q.R.S.
Carl A. Hällström sends broadcast details for Jelly Roll Morton :
Station WOL --- Washington, DC., beginning Tuesday, 23rd June 1936.
See footnote at the end of the article.
The above items can be accessed from the grey UPDATED BOX at:
Coming soon --- in-depth essays by my team of top-class international
researchers, accompanied by WWI draft cards of George W. Thomas, Tony
Jackson, George Mitchell, Minor Hall, Jasper Taylor, Buddie Petit
(Joseph Crawford), Paul J. Wyer (Pensacola Kid), Ezra C. A.
Wickemeyer and many others.