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  • Howard Rye
    ... Yes indeed it was. I find I still have a file with his name on it! ... Howard Rye, 20 Coppermill Lane, London, England, E17 7HB
    Message 1 of 14 , Jun 26, 2005
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      on 25/6/05 22:30, Michael Rader at Rader.Michael@... wrote:

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      > The German was probably Hans-Georg Klauer, the drummer of the Barrelhouse Jazz
      > Band. I don't know for certain if he is still a member, since he retired from
      > work many years ago.
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      Yes indeed it was. I find I still have a file with his name on it!
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      >> on 25/6/05 19:01, sahfen at sahfen@... wrote:
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      >>> I'm writing a chronology about Louis Armstrong. But for me it's hard to find
      >>> information about his gigs and his bands during the 20s and the first half
      >>> of
      >>> the 30s. When you have time, are you able to find something in those
      >>> articles?
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      >> I'm really not going to hold out any hope of this. There are hundreds of
      >> references and that's only to adverts. There will be loads of editorial
      >> coverage as well.
      >>
      >> If you're serious about an Armstrong chronology you will need to go to the
      >> libraries which have microfilm of the main African-American papers and work
      >> through them (or acquire your own microfilm). (I don't know where you are so
      >> I've no idea how feasible this is.) It simply cannot be done from secondary
      >> sources. It took me months of work just collecting day by day data for his
      >> two British visits in the 30s. It is a huge job and anyone who does it will
      >> put jazz scholarship in their debt. It is no doubt because it is such a huge
      >> job that not even Ken Vail has attempted it.
      >>
      >> Irakli de Davrichevy and a (German?) researcher whose name I can't at the
      >> minute recall did embark during the 1980s on a day by day account of
      >> Armstrong's career, but the project fell by the wayside. I remember
      >> contributing the British data. They must have collected a lot of
      >> information. I wonder where it is now.
      >>
      >> This is a job which needs a team.
      >>
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      >> Howard Rye, 20 Coppermill Lane, London, England, E17 7HB
      >> howard@...
      >> Tel/FAX: +44 20 8521 1098
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      Howard Rye, 20 Coppermill Lane, London, England, E17 7HB
      howard@...
      Tel/FAX: +44 20 8521 1098
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