Zutty Singleton 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 48:

The first time I ever saw Louis [Armstrong] he was about twelve, thirteen years old. He was singing with three other kids in an amateur show at Bill and Mary Mack's tent show in New Orleans. Louis was singing tenor then and they broke it up that night. The other three boys were Red Happy, Little Mack and a guy by the name of Clarence. This happened just before Louis got sent to the Waif's Home, and so I didn't see him again for a while. But I heard about him at the home. Some of the fellows that were sent there would come back and say how fine this Louis Armstrong was playing.

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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. 48. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433679138765 accessed: 20 September, 2020

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Zutty Singleton
jazz drummer
1898-1975

Listening to

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Maryland, my Maryland performed by Louis Armstrong
New Orleans jazz performed by Clarence, Little Mack, Red Happy, Louis Armstrong

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 07 Jun 2015 13:12:19 +0100
Approved on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:58:48 +0100