Sam Myers in Piney Woods, Mississippi - the 1940's

from Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story, pages 25-26:

They put a gentleman with me [at Piney Woods School], a Mr. Jonas Brown. We all called him "J. B." He was there to find out what I really liked or what I didn't like about the school. He would ask from time to time how I was doing. […] I guess I was about ten years old. […] I heard the band rehearsing[. ...] I heard this sound that really struck my attention. I asked, "What's that?" J. B. said, "Do you like it?" I said, "Yes, indeed! I like to hear those horns." He said, "That's the band playing, getting ready for the game." I asked, "Would they say anything if I went up …   more >>

cite as

Jeff Horton and Sam Myers, Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story (City of Jackson, 2006), p. 25-26. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430826935634 accessed: 17 May, 2022

location of experience: Piney Woods, Mississippi

Listeners

Sam Myers
memoirist, vocalist, Musician
1936-2006

Listening to

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Stars and Stripes Forever
written by John Philip Sousa
performed by Anna Mae Williams, Charles McGilvery, Piney Woods Marching Band

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1940's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 05 May 2015 12:55:36 +0100
Approved on Thu, 06 Oct 2016 11:37:27 +0100