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 28:

When I was thirteen, I formed a band… We had a homemade violin, bass viol, guitar, banjo--played on a chair for drums. We saved all the money we made, except for fifteen cents a piece for carfare, so we could buy good instruments later. We decided to go 'round crowds and hustle. We saved the money and I decided to give picnics with beer, salads--fifteen cents to come in and dance. We played the same numbers we are playing now, like "Pallet on the Floor", besides some waltzes. We used to go down to New Orleans weekends to hear the different bands that played in the parks. They play a tune…   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. 28. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433434192397 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 Brass Band music performed by Edward Clem, Buddy Bolden

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 17:09:52 +0100
Approved on Sat, 20 Aug 2016 16:12:09 +0100