Clarence Williams in New Orleans - between 1910 and 1911

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 32-33:

When Sophie Tucker came to New orleans in about 1910 or 1911, they would have a ballyhoo truck. (There was always a big to-do about shows and dances, and the bands would get on those trucks and wagons and ride all over town.) Sophie Tucker and the Avon Four, who were playin' at the Orpheum Theatre, were on one of the those trucks, and I followed them around all day. At that time, she was singin' "Some of These days" and "Alexander's Ragtime Band", and other new songs, and after hearin' her sing them, I'd go home and play them over until I got them under control.

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. 32-33. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436019642513 accessed: 28 March, 2020

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Clarence Williams
jazz pianist, promoter, theatrical producer, vocalist […]
1893-1965

Listening to

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Alexander's ragtime band performed by the Avon Four, Sophie Tucker
Some of these days performed by the Avon Four, Sophie Tucker

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1910 and 1911
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:20:43 +0100
Approved on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:16:58 +0100