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Re: Obit: Lee Young; Jazz drummer

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  • Robert Greenwood
    ... Almost nobody associates Lester Young with New Orleans, but in fact he was as close to N.O. from his birthplace in Mississippi as Zutty Singleton was from
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 13, 2008
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      --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "Gilber M. Erskine" <gerskine@...>
      wrote:
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      > Thanks for posting. Interesting stuff about the Young family roots.
      Almost nobody associates Lester Young with New Orleans, but in fact he
      was as close to N.O. from his birthplace in Mississippi as Zutty
      Singleton was from his birthplace in Louisiana. And Lester gigged with
      King Oliver.
      > -------GILBERT M. ERSKINE

      ...and Lee Young recorded with Bunk Johnson's V-Disc Veterans. His and
      Lester's cousin, Austin Young, also recorded with Bunk as well as with
      Big Eye Louis Nelson and Wooden Joe Nicholas. Bunk, I am sure, must
      have known Lee & Lester's father, Billy Young.

      Robert Greenwood.
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