Tommy Brookins in Chicago - early 20th Century
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 >>
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: 2 December, 2023
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|jazz band||performed by Sammy Stewart Band|
|Date/Time||early 20th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|