Jack Weber in New Orleans - early 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 58-59:

It was in a saloon that Leon Rappolo first picked up a clarinet. Leon's father owned a negro saloon, and every now and then a coloured band would drop in to play a chorus as ballyhoo for a colored dance coming up or a prize fight. Late at night they'd serenade the saloon for free drinks. [...] Rappolo's kid would tease the clarinet players in these bands to teach him some licks. And they did.

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. 58-59. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436016568069 accessed: 19 October, 2021

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Jack Weber
18??-

Listening to

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New Orleans style music

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:29:28 +0100
Approved on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:29:50 +0100