Wingy Manone in New Orleans - early 20th Century
Down the street, in an old sideboard wagon, would come the jazz band from one ballroom. And up the street, in another sideboard wagon, would come the band from another ballroom, which had a announced a dance for the same night at the same price. And those musicians played for all their worth, because the band that pleased the crowd more would be the one the whole crowd would go to hear, and dance to, at its ballroom later that night.
At the back of the wagon were the trombone players, because the only way they could handle their slides was over the end of the wagon. And that's how … 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. 25. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433417645262 accessed: 29 February, 2024
Listening tohide composers
|performed by anonymous brass dance bands
|early 20th Century
|in the company of others, outdoors, in public