Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: Laurie Wright
- Many of the Storyville books were still available at the time of Laurie¹s
death. I imagine this would be a very bad time to be making enquiries, but
as soon as I can find out what arrangements are being made, I¹ll let people
Laurie regarded himself as a disciple of Walt Allen¹s approach to research.
(And, hello and welcome, Ralph.)
on 27/04/2010 11:01, rwondraschek at rwondra@... wrote:
>Howard Rye, 20 Coppermill Lane, London, England, E17 7HB
> I had hoped to have something more enlightning to comment about in my first
> message in this group.
> Laurie's passing came as very sad news indeed, and also brought back old
> memories of two visits to his home (while I was in England at JRT's place with
> original 78s for some "Jazz Oracle" reissue projects about 10 years ago). I
> still remember Laurie's enthusiasm while we listened to some nice Oliver
> Creole Jazz Band 78s, despite his failing sense of hearing...
> It was his "Storyville" mag which introduced me to the "real thing" when, as a
> 19-year-old during a visit to London in 1987, I discovered a copy at Dobell's
> Record Shop. After that quickly came along Trevor's "VJM", Lennie's "Record
> Research", and suddenly I realized I had become a 78rpm collector - and since
> then I'm constantly out of money (smiles!!!).
> His publications were the ones I must avidly read during those formative
> years, and the Vintage Jazz community would be indefinetively poorer without
> them. I think his scholarship was of the highest order, on a par with W.C.
> By the way, does anybody know if some of his books are still available from
> his widow ? - I missed to purchase his Preston Jackson biography.
> Laurie, R.I.P., but continue to romp'n'stomp'messaround!!!
> As Lennie Kunstadt used to say:
> --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com <mailto:RedHotJazz%40yahoogroups.com> ,
> "hans.eekhoff" <oriole@...> wrote:
>> > The sad news of Laurie's death brings back old memories of the early days
>> of Storyville and the occasions when Max Vreede and I visited Laurie at
>> > Laurie did a lot for us with his many publications - I feel priviliged to
>> have known him.
>> > At the same time this makes me realise what a great pity it is that there
>> is no longer a "Storyville".
>> > Our 78 hobby isn't half as much fun as it used to be.....
>> > Hans Eekhoff
>> > --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com <mailto:RedHotJazz%40yahoogroups.com> ,
>> "spacelights" <spacelights@> wrote:
>>> > >
>>> > > So sad to hear this... I found him always very encouraging, generous
>>> and helpful, and this through written correspondence (we never met in
>>> person). Jazz research will always owe a great deal to him.
>>> > >
>>> > > With thanks and best wishes,
>>> > >
>>> > > John
>>> > >
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- --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, Howard Rye <howard@...> wrote:
>This is perhaps not terribly helpful but someone on this list may know who I'm talking about. A chap at Croydon Record Fair (held twice a year) always has a small supply of Storyville books for sale at slightly discounted prices. The only other items at his stall, as far as I can remember, are copies of the Frog CDs. Perhaps someone has contact details for him as a source, for the time being, for the Storyville stable of books?
> Many of the Storyville books were still available at the time of Laurie¹s