Muggsy Spanier 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 116-117:

Another of the thrills in my life was when Louis [Armstrong] asked (or allowed me, I should say) to sit in and play "Big Butter and Egg Man". Well, just no one in the world can play it like Louis, and no one in the world can improve on the way he plays it, so I'm frank to say that as nearly as possible (because I heard him play it so much and listened so intently) I've always tried to do those famous breaks as Louis did them.

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. 116-117. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434719258019 accessed: 28 November, 2021

location of experience: Chicago

Listeners

Muggsy Spanier
jazz cornetist
1901-1967

Listening to

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Big Butter and Egg Man performed by Louis Armstrong

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:07:38 +0100
Approved on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:41:08 +0100