Louis Armstrong 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 43:

There were night clubs with all of that good music that came from the horns of the great King Joe Oliver (my, my whatta man)... How he used to blow that cornet of his down in Storyville for Pete Lala... I was just a youngster who loved that horn of King Oliver's... I would delight in delivering an order of stone coal to the prostitute who used to hustle her crib right next to Pete Lala's cabaret... Just so's I could hear King Oliver play... I was too young to go into Pete Lala's at the time... And I'd just stand there in that lady's crib listening to King Oliver... And I'm all in a …   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. 43. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433531926751 accessed: 23 October, 2021

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Jazz Music performed by King Oliver

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 05 Jun 2015 20:18:46 +0100
Approved on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:55:13 +0100