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Re: James Arthur Briggs
In Response To: Re: James Arthur Briggs ()
Dear Arthur and George:
Thanks so much for your encouragement. I still need to do some editing, but I appreciate it very much.
George, you asked about Arthur's life. You can do a google search and find some information on him. No one has written a definitive history on Arthur. He stopped giving interviews later in his life. Also one of the books featured on your web page about the Jazz era in Paris, along with a book published a few years ago, "Paris Noir" mentions Arthur. You can find his early recordings at major record stores. I found this at Tower "Arthur Briggs: Hot Trumpet in Europe" 1927 to 1933 on the French label JAZZ ARCHIVES # 10. Some were recorded in Berlin, others in Paris. His pure sweet trumpet accompanied by pianist Freddy Johnson is a joy. The jacket contains an English version of his life story.
I was always more fascinated by Arthur's life as a family friend and his life in Europe. I miss him dearly. I'm happy to know that the story of my "play" Uncle Arthur brought a smile to your hearts.
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But please, post a samples of your writing. We are all here to help. Both of you have such rich family histories.