Jo Jones in City of Kansas City - the 1930's

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 291:

Piney Brown ran the Sunset where I first ran into Joe Turner. I remember we used to play behind Joe Turner there. There was a place close by (across the street in fact) called the Lone Star. Joe Turner would start to sing the blues at the Sunset, and then he'd go across the street and sing the blues at the Lone Star, and we were still playing all this time. Joe would socialize there for a while and stop in the front and have breakfast and then he'd come back in to the Sunset, go up to the microphone, and sing some more blues and we'd have been playing all the time. Often we'd play for …   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. 291. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435592461329 accessed: 17 May, 2022

location of experience: City of Kansas City

Listeners

Jo Jones
jazz drummer
1911-1985

Listening to

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blues music performed by Jo Jones, Joe Turner

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1930's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:41:02 +0100
Approved on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 10:03:53 +0100