Zutty Singleton in Mississippi River Delta - early 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 76-77:

There was a saying in New Orleans. When some musician would get a job on the riverboats with Fate Marable, they's say, "Well you're going to the conservatory". That's because Fate was such a fine musician and the men who worked with him had to be really good.

[...]

The riverboat bands played dance music mostly. But Fate had things like Jelly Roll's tunes in the book. Numbers like The Pearls and Jelly Roll Blues. And he had songs like Frankie and Johnny. As a matter of fact, Frankie and Johnny, with Fate's band, was the first record I …   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. 76-77. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433869608693 accessed: 7 April, 2020

location of experience: Mississippi River Delta

Listeners

Zutty Singleton
jazz drummer
1898-1975

Listening to

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riverboat dance music performed by Fate Marable Band, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:06:48 +0100
Approved on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:18:05 +0100