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 24:

I had a brass band too. When I got a job I'd supply any number of men they wanted. If I didn't have them, I could pick them up. I had a sign on my house, "ORCHESTRA AND BRASS BAND". You couldn't miss it. At that time they used to advertise dances and picnics by hiring a wagon with a big sign on the side with the band playing in the wagon. I decided I'd try a new idea and advertise my band that way. I rented a furniture wagon and told a fellow to make signs "KID ORY", with address and telephone number. After that I began to get lots of class for jobs and got real well known…

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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. 24. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433416523766 accessed: 6 April, 2020

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Kid Ory
jazz trombonist, Bandleader
1890-1973

Listening to

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New Orleans Brass Band music performed by Freddie Keppard Band, Jack Carey, Mutt Carey

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 12:15:23 +0100
Approved on Sat, 20 Aug 2016 16:26:32 +0100