Kid Ory in New Orleans - early 20th Century
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 >>
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: 3 December, 2023
Listening tohide composers
|'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|
|Date/Time||early 20th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, outdoors, in public|