Alan Plater in Kingston Upon Hull - the 1950's

from Doggin' around, page 44:

As for Louis [Armstrong] himself, when he walked onstage I shed a tear, though I was naturally careful not to let my mates see. The music that followed was frankly a bit perfunctory, despite the presence in the band of Trummy Young, Billy Kyle and the great Edmond Hall; but knowing what we do now about the almost inhuman touring schedules that Louis endured, it's a miracle we heard any notes at all from the most famous trumpet player in history.

cite as

Alan Plater, Doggin' around (:London, 2006), p. 44. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1422721330004 accessed: 27 October, 2021

location of experience: Kingston Upon Hull

Listeners

Alan Plater
Broadcaster, Teacher, Writer
1935-2010

Listening to

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jazz
written by Miles Davis, Robert "Bumps" Blackwell
performed by Billy Kyle, Louis Armstrong, Trummy Young, Edmond Hall

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cm29734 on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:22:11 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:24:32 +0000