Tommy Brookins in Chicago - early 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 256-257:

One day I was going to Dave's Cafe on the corner of 50th Street and Garfield Boulevard in Chicago for a drink and to say hello to some friends when Fats Waller recognised me [and invited me to a party]… After work, I went to Fats' hotel… He took me by the hand and presented me to his guests. There were fifteen. Then to my great astonishment I saw that Fats had installed right in the middle of the room a Hammond organ, and as I showed my surprise Fats answered, "Lyon and Healy gave it to me." (That was a large musical instrument store in Chicago). "Sit down and put yourself at …   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. 256-257. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435421029903 accessed: 24 May, 2022

location of experience: Chicago

Listeners

Tommy Brookins
Singing

Listening to

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Abide With Me
written by Henry Francis Lyte
performed by Fats Waller
Organ music
written by George Frideric Handel, William Crotch
performed by Fats Waller

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 17:03:50 +0100
Approved on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:13:26 +0100