Frank Walker in Louisiana - 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:

There was one time I was driving out in the country and stopped at a place, a shed-like affair […] called the Half-Way House. [...] The band that played there had five musicians, and I don't believe that any one of them could read a note of music. Well, I sat there and listened and listened and listened. They didn't seem to know much of anything, but finally I asked them to play a favourite of mine, a waltz called "Let Me Call You Sweetheart." They knew that one all right. They knew it just well enough to tear it apart. A few weeks later I recorded that band playing "Let Me Call You …   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. 178-179. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435059071322 accessed: 22 October, 2021

location of experience: Louisiana

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Let me call you sweetheart performed by New Orleans Rhythm Kings

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1920's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:31:12 +0100
Approved on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:46:37 +0100