Kid Ory 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, pages 48-49:

The first time I remember seeing Louis Armstrong, he was a little boy playing cornet with the Waif's Home band in a street parade. Even then he stood out. In those days I had a brass band I used for funerals, parades, and picnics. [Black] Benny, the drummer of my brass band, had taken Louis under his wing.

One evening, Benny brought Louis, who had just been released from the Waif's Home, to National Park [New Orleans] where I was playing a picnic. Benny asked me I would let Louis sit in with my band. I remembered the kid from the street parade and I gladly agreed.

Louis came…   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. 48-49. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433680059584 accessed: 13 July, 2020

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Kid Ory
jazz trombonist, Bandleader
1890-1973

Listening to

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'Ole Miss' performed by Louis Armstrong and the Kid Ory Band
New Orleans street parade music performed by Louis Armstrong and the Waif's Home Band
blues performed by Louis Armstrong and the Kid Ory Band

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 13:27:39 +0100
Approved on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:58:57 +0100