Frank Walker in New Orleans - the 1920's

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 178-179:

In those days, we would carry our equipment with us and set up in almost any place we could find. In New Orleans, I remember sessions on the second floor of some shaky old building. Why, the musicians would stomp their feet as they played and the walls and floor would be shaking and the microphones would rock. So we'd take out the cardboard pads from the record boxes and spred them on the floor. When that didn't work, we'd have the musicians take off their shoes. Now, there would always be some who didn't have stockings, and so there would be a band playing the wildest kind of natural jazz in …   more >>
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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. 178-179. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435058594161 accessed: 19 September, 2021

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Frank Walker
A&R Executive, manager, record producer
1889-1963

Listening to

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New Orleans jazz band music

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1920's
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:23:14 +0100
Approved on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:56:23 +0100