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 21:

I remember the Onward Brass Band had to play the marches for the Masonics or the Odd Fellows. They hired one band during the day--a big military band--that would play all the marches and that would introduce each dignitary of the organisation with military music. But the band was sitting. And between those introductions and the marching and the drilling, they would play some dance music, so they would swing. They played the shuffle beat on the snare drum and mostly two beats on the bass drums. At first, in the bands, the snare drums and the bass drums were played by different men like in …   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. 21. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433412945050 accessed: 25 May, 2022

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

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

Listening to

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New Orleans Brass Band music
brass band dance music performed by Onward Brass Band
brass band military music performed by Onward Brass Band

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:15:45 +0100
Approved on Sat, 20 Aug 2016 15:01:27 +0100