Tommy Brookins in Chicago - early 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 84-85:

Among the great pianists of Chicago was a man called Glover Compton, who always played with a big cigar in his mouth. He was at the Dreamland and his favourite song was "Dearest, I Love You", which he played in his own style--that is to say, the ragtime tradition.

Glover remained later for a long time in Europe and especially played in Paris, a little before the last World War [World War II]. There are no records by him.

And before Louis Armstrong and the orchestra of Carroll Dickerson played at the Sunset, at the corner of Thirty-fifth Street and Calumet, the Sunset had a …   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. 84-85. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433873271110 accessed: 25 May, 2022

location of experience: Chicago

Listeners

Tommy Brookins
Singing

Listening to

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jazz band performed by Sammy Stewart Band

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 09 Jun 2015 19:07:51 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:04:04 +0100