Bunk Johnson in New Orleans - early 20th Century

from Ragged but right / Lynn Abbott, page 207:

Bunk Johnson told me once that he worked under P.G. Lowery and that he went with the circus on a tour of Europe. I don't know if that was true or not, as Bunk did a little stretching of the truth from time to time, but I do know that it was a great thing for all the musicians to listen to Lowery when he came to New Orleans with the circus.

cite as

Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff (ed.), Ragged but right / Lynn Abbott (Jackson, 2007), p. 207. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447167684570 accessed: 29 January, 2022

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Bunk Johnson
cornettist, Jazz trumpeter, Bandleader
1879-1949

Listening to

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performance of 'unknown music' performed by P. G. Lowery

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Notes

Lee Collins relates Bunk Johnson's comment that all the local musicians would come to listen to the touring musician P. G. Lowery when he was in New Orleans.


Originally submitted by acusworth on Tue, 10 Nov 2015 15:01:24 +0000
Approved on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:06:50 +0000