RobertOne addendum. i was looking for pictures of trumpeter Jacques Butler, when I suddenly found a photo of Boyd Atkins from 1931, consult the book "Black Beauty White Heat" (p 175 soft bound ed) the Eli Rice band has a picture of Mr Atkins from 1931 (talk about a band that should have recorded - Edwin Tompkins, Joe Thomas on trumpets and Keg Johnson on trombone!), he is on the picture between Victoria Layne (piano) and banjoist Stanford Beatty - make you own conclusions) - I will have to look at his pics w Elmore in the 50's againhope this helpsYves Francois Smierciak
--- On Wed, 8/26/09, robertgreenwood_54uk <robertgreenwood_54uk@...> wrote:
From: robertgreenwood_54uk <robertgreenwood_54uk@...>
Subject: [RedHotJazz] Re: Boyd Atkins - note: sax player on Oct 53 Little Johnny Jones session as well
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 3:34 AM
I am grateful for everyone's response so far to this enquiry, and yes, please, Yves, do ask Bob Koester for me. I'm afraid that the post-war blues group has so far supplied only a Chadbourne (like Bowdler, his name could perhaps enter the language and be forever associated with cobbled together & unreliable information) , but ignorant until now of his lack of credibility my reply to that group may seem misplaced.
The reason for my interest in Atkins, quite apart from my high regard for Elmore James' Broomdusters, is that I am researching material for a proposed article on trumpeter Guy Kelly. Kelly once played with Atkins' band and I would like to include some information on him; Atkins, that is. As for Guy Kelly, expect more pestering enquiries...
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