Baby Dodds in New Orleans - the 1900's

from Jazz Anecdotes, page 90:

The guys would put the wheels [of wagons with bands] together and tie them so the band that got outplayed could not run away. That made us stay right there and fight it out.

We ran across Ory’s band. Quite natural the Ory band had the best of it all. Besides Ory, my brother [clarinetist Johnny Dodds] was in that band, and Joe Oliver. Of course we didn't have a chance, but we had to stay there. When we played a number there wouldn't be much applause, but when Ory played we would hear a lot of people whistling and applauding.…   more >>

cite as

Bill Crow, Jazz Anecdotes (New York, 1990), p. 90. accessed: 1 March, 2024

location of experience: New Orleans


Listening to

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New Orleans jazz cutting contest performed by Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1900's
Duration 1 hours 30 minutes
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:40:55 +0100
Approved on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:44:37 +0100