Mutt Carey 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 45:

Now, at one time, Freddie Keppard had New Orleans all sewed up. He was the king--yes, he wore the crown […] He could have been as big as Louis [Armstrong], since he had the first chance to make records, but he didn't want to do it because he was afraid that other musicians would steal his stuff.

Keppard was the first man I ran into in a hand battle and it was just my hard luck to run into the king. We had a big audience on the street [...] The crowd knew I was the younger musician and they gave me a big hand mostly to encourage me […] Freddie had a lot of …   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. 45. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433534619774 accessed: 2 April, 2020

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Mutt Carey
Musician

Listening to

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jazz trumpet
written by Miles Davis
performed by Freddie Keppard

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 05 Jun 2015 21:03:40 +0100
Approved on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:57:57 +0100