Louis Armstrong in New Orleans - 1911

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 39:

Now Bunk [Johnson], he's another man they ought to talk about. What a man! Just to hear him talk sends me. I used to hear him in Frankie Duson's Eagle Band in 1911. Did that band swing! How I used to follow him around. He could play funeral marches that made me cry.

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. 39. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433524125314 accessed: 28 March, 2020

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Louis Armstrong
entertainer, trumpeter, Bandleader, Singing
1901-1971

Listening to

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New Orleans jazz band music performed by Frankie Duson's Eagle Band, Bunk Johnson

Experience Information

Date/Time 1911
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:08:45 +0100
Approved on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:47:01 +0100