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Re: Frank "Josh" Billings

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  • gerry.paton
    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
    Message 1 of 9 , Dec 2, 2011
      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.

      Thanks again.


      --- 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.
      > Nick
      > 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!)
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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