Danny Barker 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 49-50:

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 >>

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. 49-50. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433681553575 accessed: 25 May, 2022

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Danny Barker
banjoist, Composer, Guitarist, Singing […]
1909-1994

Listening to

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Careless Love performed by Chris Kelly

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 07 Jun 2015 13:52:33 +0100
Approved on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:16:25 +0100