Bunk Johnson in New Orleans - between late 19th Century and early 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 36-37:

And King [Buddy] Bolden was one fine-lookin' brown-skin man, tall and slender and a terror with the ladies. He was the greatest ragtime cornet player, with a round keen tone. He could execute like hell and play in any key. He had a head, Buddy did!

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. 36-37. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433495634402 accessed: 29 January, 2022

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Bunk Johnson
cornettist, Jazz trumpeter, Bandleader
1879-1949

Listening to

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ragtime jazz music performed by Buddy Bolden

Experience Information

Date/Time between late 19th Century and early 20th Century
Medium live

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 05 Jun 2015 10:13:54 +0100
Approved on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:46:20 +0100