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James William Dudley Asman

James William Dudley Asman, British retail record company executive, writer. Member National Federation Jazz Organizations (national secretary 1950-1952), London Jazz Record Society (president 1980-1982), Jazz Appreciation Society (editor Jazz Record magazine 1943-1946). Co-editor: Jazz on Record, 1944.

Background

  • Asman, James William Dudley was born on April 18, 1914 in Kingston-On-Hull, Yorkshire, England. Son of Walter Burton and Clara Emma (Dudley) Asman.

  • Education

    • Student private and state schools, Nottingham, England.

    Career

    • Company director James Asman Ltd., London, since 1953. Jazz writer and critic, 1942-1982. Former jazz and folkmusic columnist, various publications, including London Daily Mirror, 1950-1952, Musical Express, London, 1952-1953, Record Mirror, 1953-1954, London Review, 1951-1952, Jazz Journal, London.

      Freelance radio writer, since 1960. Compiler, editor: N.F.J.O. Blue Book, 1952. Author: (with others) The Decca Book of Jazz, 1958, (with Martin Lindsay) Teach Yourself Jazz, 1964.

      Lecturer in field.

    Works

    • Author: (with others) The Decca Book of Jazz, 1958, (with Martin Lindsay) Teach Yourself Jazz, 1964. Lecturer in field.

    Membership

    Member National Federation Jazz Organizations (national secretary 1950-1952), London Jazz Record Society (president 1980-1982), Jazz Appreciation Society (editor Jazz Record magazine 1943-1946). Co-editor: Jazz on Record, 1944.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Asman, July 31, 1938.
    • father: Walter Burton Asman
    • mother: Clara Emma (Dudley) Asman
    • spouse: Dorothy Asman
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