Mutt Carey in New Orleans - at the end of 1911

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 47-48:

I took a job playing in a tonk for Dago Tony on Perdido and Franklin Street and Louis [Armstrong] used to slip in there and get on the music stand behind the piano. He would fool around with my cornet every chance he got. I showed him just how to hold it and place it to his mouth, and he did so, and it wash't long before he began getting a good tone out of my horn. Then I began showing him just how to start the blues, and little by little he began to understand. Now here is the year Louis started. I twas in the latter part of 1911, as close as I can think. Louis was about eleven years old. …   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. 47-48. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433677497802 accessed: 7 December, 2021

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Mutt Carey
Musician

Listening to

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cornet music performed by Louis Armstrong

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1911
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 07 Jun 2015 12:44:58 +0100
Approved on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:58:41 +0100