Re: Jelly Roll Morton lecture
- --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "Marco Romano" <m15romano@...> wrote:
>Dr Hamilton gave no indication whatever that she had looked into Mike
> Hello Mr. Greenwood.
> Thank you very much for taking time out to give all of us on this
> group your erudite version of the lecture.
> In my opinion Marybeth Hamilton could not be a very good historian if
> she discounts Mamie Desdunes as being a real person. There is a whole
> lot of information by Mr. Peter Hanley about her and her family at,
Meddings' excellent web site or had taken into account the invaluable
research work found there, but as someone hidden away in a university
department, she is never likely to be called to account by any of her
colleagues. I do not dismiss academia, by the way. I am a graduate
myself and have a daughter at university. I just think that academic
standards should be higher and that research should be thorough. Mamie
Desdunes last night was written off as a three-fingered prostitute
Jelly had known in his youth. Hamilton's tone implied that maybe
Desdunes never existed.