Jo Jones - early 20th Century
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 >>
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
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|carnival, circus and minstrel-show band music||performed by R.C. Hicks, Snag Jones, Edgar Battle, Jo Jones|
|Date/Time||early 20th Century|
|Listening Environment||indoors, outdoors, in public|