[78-L] where art thou, o Muse?

yves fernand rocambujazz at yahoo.com.invalid
Fri Nov 13 15:34:16 PST 2015

does working only on weekends count? 

Paul Bascomb ended up being a garbage man in the 1970's, retired a little before i recorded with him in 1982Eddie Johnson (tenor sax w Cootie Williams and Louis Jordan before making his own 78's for Chess) worked for the City of Chicago in some capacity I do not fully recall, retired when he was 62 years ago. 
   however, one that was the muse leaving the artist is that superb trumpeter on the Morton RHP's and Earl Hines Orchesta in 1929 George Mitchell gave up music totally to become a postal employee' in the 30's (maybe early 40's) also trumpeter Jabbo Smith, personally told me in 1981 (and documented elsewhere) that he gave up music to work for Avis rental car service 
I know there are others and I hope this helpsYves François

      From: Julian Vein <julianvein at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid>
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On 13/11/15 19:49, Taylor Bowie wrote:
> Malcolm,  I think there are a lot of them.
> Two who come to mind right away are Art Rollini who stopped playing to own
> and manage some dry cleaners...also the great pianist Bob Kitsis (played
> with Shaw and did a lot of studio work) who left music in the 50s for the
> insurance business.
> And of course there are many mostly black jazz players who had to have
> "second jobs" in order to stay in the music biz,  even part time.
> Taylor
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>> On a tangent to the ironic last recordings of various artists thread,
>> has there ever been a recording artist that "lost the muse" and dropped
>> out of the business to work at another profession?
>> Only one I can think of was Frank Ferera, the prolific Hawaiian steel
>> guitarist who went on to become a grocer on the Upper West Side of New
>> York City, c . 1933. And this after a 20 year career in the recording
>> business. Possibly he couldn't, or didn't want to, adapt his acoustic
>> playing style to the new electric instrument. Or maybe it was the great
>> depression.
>> Anyone else?
>> Malcolm
>> _______________________________________________
Didn't drummer Stan Levey give up music for industrial photography?

      Julian Vein

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