Danny Barker in Mississippi River Delta - between 1916 and 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 75:

One of the most beautiful sounds in the city of New Orleans was Fate Marable playing his steam calliope about seven in the evening every night. Those calliope concerts from the riverboats J.S. and Bald Eagle started in the first couple of years after the boats started using music--around 1916 and '17, I'd say. Well, fate would play the calliope in the evening to let the people know the boats were going to cut out on excursions. All over the river, Fate Marable had a fabulous reputation.

This is how the river boats got music on them. Those boats had roustabouts…   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. 75. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433868888991 accessed: 10 July, 2020

location of experience: Mississippi River Delta

Listeners

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

Listening to

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guitar and voice music
steam calliope music performed by Fate Marable

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1916 and 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:54:49 +0100
Approved on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:18:00 +0100