July 2021

On the Cover

Features

Panama, Pt. 2

Panama, Pt. 2

In the previous issue of The Syncopated Times, we explored the similarities and (copious) differences between recordings of “Panama” made during the 1920s and 1930s.

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Jazz Goes Collegiate!

Jazz Goes Collegiate!

Four and a half years ago I first met Colin Hancock, whose recognition and reputation as an eminent authority on early jazz, especially that performed

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News and More

Sitting In

Sitting In

I showed Ralph a list of tunes I knew. He pointed at a squiggle and said, “What’s that?” “E flat. I only know that tune

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Columns

Seger Ellis
Jazz Birthday
Andy Senior

Seger Ellis

Seger Pillot Ellis was born July 4, 1904, in Houston, Texas. As a teenager, Seger much admired the local pianists in the city, Jack Sharpe,

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Charles Hunter
Ragtime Vignettes 
Brandon Byrne

Cotton Bolls by Charles Hunter

Charles Hunter (1876-1906) is an important figure in Ragtime’s history, perhaps the greatest influence of today’s Folk Ragtime. His 1901 Cotton Bolls is a well-loved

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Reviews

Nights at the Turntable

Dave Doyle

Event Reviews

The Final Chorus

Table of Contents

July 2021

Vol.6, No.7 July 2021

Features

Catching Up With Matthew Davidson, by Larry Melton

Early History of the Galvanized Jazz Band, by Art Hovey

Sweet Megg and Ricky Alexander, by Dave Doyle

Frankie Newton: 20th Century Jazzman and Political Activist, by Steve Provizer

Ain’t Cha Got Music: Panama, Pt.2, by Jeff Barnhart & Hal Smith

Swingin’ in the Philippines: 746th Far East Air Force Band, by Joe Bebco

Columns

Jazz Birthday of the Month: Seger Ellis, illustration by Joe Busam

Static from my Attic, by Andy Senior

Final Chorus, compiled by Joe Bebco

Jazz Jottings, by Lew Shaw

Jazz Travels: Jazz Goes Collegiate!, by Bill Hoffman & Colin Hancock

    
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