in New Orleans - early 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 19:

[Alphonse Picou was invited to rehearse and then play with the Boo Boo Fortunea ragtime band, his first experience of doing so, as a young teenager]. That was on the Thursday night, the rehearsal, and on the saturday night following they had an engagement to play a ball (at that time the dances were called balls) on Liberty Street. So I went there and got there at about eight. The hall was jam-packed. I was not really satisfied about their not having any [sheet] music but I thought I would try anyway. I went and took a few drinks and the first thing you know I was playing more than …   more >>

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. 19. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433410885038 accessed: 27 September, 2022

location of experience: New Orleans

Listening to

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ragtime tunes performed by Boo Boo Fortunea Band, Alphonse Picou

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 04 Jun 2015 10:41:25 +0100
Approved on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:25:46 +0100