Hoagy Carmichael in Chicago - 1923

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 141-142:

It's the summer of 1923. We took two quarts of bathtub gin, a package of muggles [marijuana cigarettes], and headed for the black-and-tan joint where King Oliver's Band was playing. The King features two trumpets, a piano, a bass fiddle, and a clarinet. As I sat down to light my first muggle, Bix gave the sign to a big black fellow, playing second trumpet for Oliver, and he slashed into "Bugle Call Rag." I dropped my cigarette and gulped my drink. Bix was on his feet, his eyes popping. For taking the first chorus was the second trumpet, Louis Armstrong. Louis was taking it fast. Bob …   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. 141-142. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434817415102 accessed: 28 September, 2021

location of experience: Chicago

Listeners

Hoagy Carmichael
Bandleader, Pianist, Singing, Songwriter
1899-1981

Listening to

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Bugle Call Rag performed by Lil Armstrong, Louis Armstrong, King Oliver's Jazz Band

Experience Information

Date/Time 1923
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 20 Jun 2015 17:23:35 +0100
Approved on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:20:43 +0100