Danny Barker in New Orleans - early 20th Century
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 >>
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
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|Brass band funeral music||performed by anonymous brass bands|
|Date/Time||early 20th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in public|