Kid Ory 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 17:

And during Mardi Gras--man! That's when we really had fun. All day and night bands marched up and down the streets playing their heads off. We played sometimes for a local coloured fraternity and marched in front of their parade.

The whites had an idea of a real king--he came in on Canal Street. The coloured people had the King of the Zulus and he came in on Basin Street--dressed in funny feathers and straw--boy, that was something.

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. 17. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433407669740 accessed: 5 April, 2020

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Kid Ory
jazz trombonist, Bandleader
1890-1973

Listening to

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New Orleans Mardi Gras street music performed by Kid Ory

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 04 Jun 2015 09:47:49 +0100
Approved on Sat, 20 Aug 2016 15:42:08 +0100