Lil Armstrong in Chicago - the 1920's

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 115:

And they'd line up ten deep at the Dreamland. Muggsy sat in. Mostly white fellows would line up in front of that stand-- Hoagy, Art Kassel, Dave Tough, and George Wettling. Like they all used to do, to start the band [King Joe] Oliver would toot a couple of notes real soft, turn around to the band, and instantly they knew what piece it was. At eleven o'clock the place would just be rocking. Joe never had much to say, but he had a lot of fun.
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. 115. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436029787715 accessed: 17 October, 2021

location of experience: Chicago

Listeners

Lil Armstrong
Composer, Pianist, Singing
1898-1971

Listening to

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jazz band performance performed by Joe "King" Oliver band

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1920's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:09:48 +0100
Approved on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:52:57 +0100