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Re: [RedHotJazz] Was it Adolphe "Tats" Alexander sr.??

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  • Prof_Hi_Jinx
    Official records give these details:Adolph (sic) Alexander, aged 23, married Bertha Manade (or Mansde), aged 20, in New Orleans on 25 September 1897.
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 27, 2005
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      Official records give these details:

      Adolph (sic) Alexander, aged 23, married Bertha Manade (or Mansde), aged 20,
      in New Orleans on 25 September 1897.

      Adolph (sic) Alexander, colored, aged 57 years, died in New Orleans on 30
      July 1932.

      Adolph Alexander, born 15 July 1898, died in New Orleans during December
      1968.

      Bob

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Howard Rye" <howard@...>
      To: <RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 2:19 AM
      Subject: Re: [RedHotJazz] Was it Adolphe "Tats" Alexander sr.??


      > on 27/6/05 17:15, sahfen at sahfen@... wrote:
      >
      >> I was writing the short biography of New Orleans baritone horn player
      >> Adolphe "Tats" sr. when I've found a funny thing. I don't remeber where
      >> some
      >> years ago I've found that he died in 1936, but on the Bunk Johnson
      >> discography I've read that he recorded with him in the "Bunk Johnson's
      >> Brass
      >> Band" on May 18, 1945!!
      >> Was the death date wrong? Was it really Alexander sr. on that record or
      >> was it
      >> his son Adolphe "Tats" Alexander Jr. who in that occasion has passed from
      >> the clarinet and the alto sax to the baritone horn?
      >
      > Received wisdom is indeed that Sr.'s dates are 1874-1936, and it is
      > therefore Jr. on the Bunk Johnson records.
      >
      > Though not on them Sr. reportedly arranged some of the Oscar Celestin
      > Columbias.
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