Danny Barker in New Orleans - early 20th Century
There are some trumpet players who died that you never hear about. Now Chris Kelly was a master and played more blues than Louis Armstrong, Bunk [Johnson], and anybody you ever knew.
New Orleans, through the years, had some thirty-odd halls [... each] had a different class distinction based on color, family standing, money, and religion. The most exclusive was the Jean Ami, which very few Jazzmen ever entered--down to the Animal Hall, where every washboard band was welcome if they could play the blues.
So, Chris Kelly, who was dark of color, low on … 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. 49-50. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433681553575 accessed: 25 May, 2022
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|Careless Love||performed by Chris Kelly|
|Date/Time||early 20th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public|