Zutty Singleton - the 1920's

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 170-171:

When Lous [Armstrong] was fixin' to make his next trip to New York (the first one on his own), Lil Armstrong loaned everybody in the band twenty dollars and off we went--without a job set or anything. I'll never forget that trip across the country in Louis' Hupmobile… And every big town we'd come to, we'd hear Louis' records being played on loudspeakers and stuff. Louis was surprised--he didn't know he was so popular. If we'd known that, we could have had an agent line us up one-nighters all the way to New York.
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. 170-171. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436030502434 accessed: 10 July, 2020

Listeners

Zutty Singleton
jazz drummer
1898-1975

Listening to

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jazz trumpet music
written by Dizzy Gillespie
performed by Louis Armstrong

Experience Information

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

Notes

The music was heard on a car journey from Chicago to New York


Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:21:42 +0100
Approved on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:51:45 +0100