Re: Frank "Josh" Billings
- Many thanks for the clarification Nick. It looks like I should pull the photo as it's only going to muddy the waters. I'll rewrite that section when I have a moment. I already have a known photo of Josh in the article, plus the info re Bix still holds up, so not a huge loss.
--- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, Nick Dellow <nick.dellow@...> wrote:
> Sorry Gerry, I didn't give enough related information with respect to the
> Metronome photo and the fact that it was originally reproduced in the
> magazine courtesy of Frank Trumbauer.
> There are actually two editions of Metronome that include this photo
> - November 1938 and July 1940. On page 19 of the November 1938 edition,
> there is an article entitled "Bix" by Frank Trumbauer. There are two photos
> on that page. One is of Bix and Tram, which is the same as that given in
> the July 1940 Metronome, reproduced in your article. The caption reads "Bix
> and Trumbauer" (no credit specified). The other photo on the page is the
> one of Friedman, Bix and Whiteman on the same train platform (as also
> referred to in my previous message). The caption reads "Izzy Friedman
> (clarinetist), Bix and Whiteman. (Pictures this page courtesy Frank
> Trumbauer.)" As the caption specifies that both photos are "courtesy Frank
> Trumbauer" we can safely assume that the original source of the Metronome
> photo, as reproduced in your article, is Frank Trumbauer.
> On 1 December 2011 23:08, gerry.paton <gerry.paton@...> wrote:
> > **
> > "Another clue is the fact that in the Metronome article the photo of Bix
> > and Trumbauer was reproduced courtesy of Frank Trumbauer."
> > There's no mention of this in the Metronome article Nick (I own a copy).
> > Perhaps in one of the other publications that you mentioned? Until I've
> > checked those references (will do so in the New Year) I'll leave the photo
> > in.
> > I have rewritten that section, however, so that it's only a possibility
> > that the photo is of Josh (and not a certainty). Will change things again
> > if necessary (once I've checked the other publications - thanks again!)
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