Buster Bailey in City of Memphis - 1916

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

I started playing the clarinet when I was thirteen. I was born in Memphis. I remember, as a matter of fact, the first time W.C. Handy played Memphis Blues, around 1916. The first time he played it was in the Clay Street School, back of my house. There was a little concert. I was going to the school at the time.

 

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. 77. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433871203740 accessed: 20 May, 2022

location of experience: City of Memphis

Listeners

Buster Bailey
soprano saxophonist, Clarinetist
1902-1967

Listening to

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Memphis Blues
written by W. C. Handy
performed by W. C. Handy

Experience Information

Date/Time 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:33:23 +0100
Approved on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:32:10 +0100