Louis Armstrong in Chicago - 1923

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 106:

Chicago was really jumping around that time (1923). The Dreamland was in full bloom. The Lincoln Gardens, of course, was still in there. The Plantation was another hot spot at that time. But the Sunset, my boss' place, was the sharpest of them all, believe that. A lot of after-hour spots were real groovy, too. There was the Apex, where Jimmie Noone and that great piano man, Hines, started all this fine stuff your 'yars listen to nowadays. They made history right there in the Apex. The tune, "Sweet Lorraine", used to gas everybody there nightly. I was one of the everybodies.

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. 106. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436027487472 accessed: 23 October, 2021

location of experience: Chicago

Listeners

Louis Armstrong
entertainer, trumpeter, Bandleader, Singing
1901-1971

Listening to

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Sweet Lorraine performed by Jimmie Noone, Earl Hines, Jimmie Noone's Apex Club Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 1923
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:31:27 +0100
Approved on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:05:05 +0100