Russell "Big Chief" Moore in Arizona - early , month unknown, the 1910's

from Interview with Russell 'Big Chief' Moore:

[W]hen I was about six years old...I used to go to an old man by the name of Skolmuck on the reservation. He was in his nineties, and a bunch of us kids would bring different gifts like maybe a sack of beans, corn, tobacco, and we'd go over and listen to him sing the chants of the Pimas. And we would listen to the stories of the early days of Pima land when...the tribe used to fight with the Apaches.... And where the music part comes in is...the Indians have...battle songs...and I think the early years...have some connection with rhythm, melody.... And I can vouch for my tribe. …   more >>
cite as

Ron Welburn, Interview with Russell 'Big Chief' Moore. In Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Arizona


Russell "Big Chief" Moore
jazz trombonist

Listening to

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Pima tribal chants

Experience Information

Date/Time early , month unknown, the 1910's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 28 Nov 2013 14:45:57 +0000