Haim, if you would have taken the trouble to consult the second part of my piece on the Original Memphis Five, published in Vintage Jazz Mart ( http://www.vjm.biz/179-om5-part-2.pdf ), you could have avoided those mistakes, and also gained insight to the information you're now asking me to provide.ahaim wrote: Since you know so much, tell us.
I quoted Brunn: "At the end of 1922, according to Brunn, Larry Shields and Nick LaRocca had a heated discussion about financial matters and Larry Shields left the band." You write:" Larry Shields did not leave the ODJB "at the end of 1922". The correct date was December 20, 1921 (and there wasn't "a heated discussion about financial matters" between LaRocca & Shields)." Wondraschek, provide the correct information and documentation.
You wrote: " I wonder why Haim did not elaborate on the circumstances leading to Seaberg joining the ODJB in April 1922." Instead of wondering why don't you elaborate?