Mutt Carey in San Francisco - early 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 42:

Joe [Oliver] and I were the first ones to introduce these things [cups, glasses, buckets, mutes]. We were both freak trumpet men [sounds made through artificial devices rather than the valves]. Some writers claim I was the first one to use mutes and buckets, but it wasn't so. I got to give Joe credit for using them. Joe could make his horn sound like a holy-roller meeting; God what that man could do with his horn! Joe's band followed me to San Francisco, and it didn't go over because I had come there first with cups and buckets, and the people thought Joe was imitating me. Joe and I used to…   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. 42. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433530208610 accessed: 27 October, 2021

location of experience: San Francisco

Listeners

Mutt Carey
Musician

Listening to

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trumpet with mute music performed by Joe "King" Oliver, Mutt Carey

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 05 Jun 2015 19:50:08 +0100
Approved on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:47:37 +0100