Leora Henderson in Roseland Ballroom - the 1920's
After the [Fletcher Henderson] band would finish playin' at Roseland about one a.m., they'd sometimes play for dances in Harlem, till about three-thirty in the morning. There'd be a band on before Fletcher got there, but when he and the men arrived, everything would stop. Folks would get out of the way, and then Fletcher would start off with "Sugar Foot Stomp" and the crowd would go wild.
And there were no singers then like there are now. We didn't need 'em. Oh, Louis [Armstrong] would carry on with a lot of foolishness--jump up and down and shout like a down-South preacher. And … more >>
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. 221. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435225099663 accessed: 1 December, 2021
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|Jazz band music||performed by Fletcher Henderson band|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|