Kid Ory in New Orleans - early 20th Century
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.
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: 22 February, 2024
Listening tohide composers
|New Orleans Mardi Gras street music
|performed by Kid Ory
|early 20th Century
|in the company of others, outdoors, in public