Jo Jones - early 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 306:

Many jazzmen came up from or through the carnivals. There were good musicians too in the Ringling Brothers band. P.G. Lowery was the bandleader and a lot of good musicians would join his band to make the season. In the carnivals, you had some great drummers. There was Snag Jones, for example, out of Chicago. The carnival drummers were flashy but they also could play. Then a lot of men came up through the minstrel shows, like the Riverboat Minstrels, and a lot also came up through traveling rodeo shows like the One-O-One Ranch.

Men who came up through a background like that were guys…   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. 306. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435830715996 accessed: 7 April, 2020

Listeners

Jo Jones
jazz drummer
1911-1985

Listening to

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carnival, circus and minstrel-show band music performed by R.C. Hicks, Snag Jones, Edgar Battle, Jo Jones

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:51:56 +0100
Approved on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:54:44 +0100