Texas Jazz Veterans: A Collection of Oral Histories
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Editor's Note: More than twenty-five years ago, Sterlin Holmesly conducted numerous tape-recorded interviews of jazz musicians in and around San Antonio. A city newspaper reporter at the time, Holmesly undertook the project with a great passion and a sense of urgency, completing most of the interviews in 1980. Now the transcripts of these interviews are housed at the Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio. We have published some of the transcripts here in order to encourage researchers, educators, and students of jazz to make greater use of the much larger collection of oral histories at the Institute of Texan Cultures. Included here are interviews with Don Albert Dominique, Ann Neely, Gene Ramey, Bert Etta Davis, Dude Skiles, and Jim Cullum, Jr.