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Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: Sam Davis recording

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  • Dan Van Landingham
    I never heard of Sam Davis save a saxophonist by that name who worked for Benny Carter s band.The only pianist I knew of who worked with King Oliver was Luis
    Message 1 of 18 , Sep 17, 2008
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      I never heard of Sam Davis save a saxophonist by that name who worked for Benny Carter's band.The only pianist I knew of who worked with King Oliver was Luis Russell.
      --- On Tue, 9/16/08, Tommer <tommersl@...> wrote:

      From: Tommer <tommersl@...>
      Subject: [RedHotJazz] Re: Sam Davis recording
      To: RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 10:02 AM






      --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogro ups.com, Michael Rader <Rader.Michael@ ...>
      wrote:
      >
      > No, it's all the same Sam Davis, including the pianist listed for
      the King Oliver sesion (in italics, hence not definitely confirmed).
      Prof. was a sort of honorary title given to pianists.
      >
      > Michael Rader
      >
      > >
      > > Indeed I suspect as well that maybe there is more than one Sam
      Davis.
      > >
      > > http://www.doctorja zz.co.uk/ portnewor. html
      > >
      > > There is Prof. Sam Davis mentioned in the 1911 article:
      >
      > >
      > > Was our Sam Davis a prof. ?
      >
      >

      I still have a little problem to understand all this. Jelly Roll
      Morton wrote:

      "I met Handy in 1908. I learned that he not been in Memphis very long
      from his home town, Henderson, Ky."

      "He was known as Prof. Handy in Memphis (whoever heard of anyone
      wearing the title `professor of music' advocate ragtime syncopation,
      blues or jazz?)."

      http://www.doctorja zz.co.uk/ page10bc. html

      If this was so easy to call a piano man "prof.", Morton was swimming
      the same waters at the same era as Sam Davis, and is supposed to know
      that Handy is as a prof. as his buddy Mr Davis.
      Tommer


















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