Hoagy Carmichael in Richmond, Indiana - early 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 142-144:

Bix [Beiderbecke] blew into Indianapolis and asked me to go to Richmond with him to hear him make some records.

[...]

"We're going to make some records in 'slow-drag' style", Bix said, "and I've got some guys who can really go. Tommy Dorsey, Howdy Quicksell, Don Murray, Paul Mertz, and Tommy Gargano."

[…]

Bix started doodling on his horn. Finally, he seemed to find a strain the suited him but by that time everybody had taken a hand in composing the melody, though as the bottles got still lighter nobody seemed to have a definite understanding of what …   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. 142-144. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434980371633 accessed: 16 May, 2022

location of experience: Richmond, Indiana

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Toddlin' Blues performed by Paul Mertz, Tommy Gargano, Bix Beidebecke, Don Murray, Tommy Dorsey, Howdy Quicksell
Davenport Blues performed by Paul Mertz, Tommy Gargano, Bix Beidebecke, Don Murray, Tommy Dorsey, Howdy Quicksell

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:39:31 +0100
Approved on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:50:00 +0100