Danny Barker in New Orleans - early 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 16:

It was not rare to see funerals which had three or four brass bands in the procession, because a member probably was active in eight to twelves organizations--Masons, Odd fellows, Tulane Club or Zulu Club, the Vidalia, Veterans, Charity, and a few more.

It was more than likely his request to be buried as he lived, among a crowd and lots of music. As in the case of Giles, the greatest of them all, the Excelsior Brass Band's bass drummer--and Black Benny. Every musician in New Orleans offered their services.

On both occasions it was a sad sight to see their silent bass drums …   more >>

cite as

Nat Hentoff and Nat Shapiro, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It (London, 1992), p. 16. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433342830157 accessed: 1 December, 2022

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Danny Barker
banjoist, Composer, Guitarist, Singing […]
1909-1994

Listening to

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Brass band funeral music performed by anonymous brass bands

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 15:47:10 +0100
Approved on Sat, 20 Aug 2016 15:41:18 +0100