Bud Scott 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 37:

Each Sunday, [Buddy] Bolden went to church and that's where he got his idea of jazz music. They would keep perfect rhythm there by clapping their hands. I think I am the first one who started four-beat for guitar, and that's where I heard it (all down-strokes--four straight down). Bolden was still a great man for the blues--no two questions about that. The closest thing to it was Oliver and he [Bolden] was better than Oliver. He was a great man for what we call "dirt music". Let me tell you, he was plenty powerful. Even with all that power, the trumpet players of that day would have their …   more >>
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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. 37. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433497743017 accessed: 27 October, 2021

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Bud Scott
banjoist, Guitarist, Singing
1890-1949

Listening to

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New Orleans jazz performed by Buddy Bolden, Bud Scott

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 05 Jun 2015 10:49:03 +0100
Approved on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:17:34 +0100