Bunk Johnson in New Orleans - between 1902 and 1903

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 55:

Jelly [Roll Morton] was one of the best in 1902 and, after that, noted more so than Tony Jackson and Albert Cahill because he played the music the whores liked. Tony was dicty. But Jelly would sit there and play that barrelhouse music all night--blues and such as that. I know because I played with him in Hattie Rogers sporting house in 1903. She had a whole lot of light-coloured women in there, best looking women you ever want to see. Well, I was playing with Franky Duson's Eagle Band on period Street and sometimes after I'd knock off at four in the morning, Jelly would ask me…   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. 55. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433867993807 accessed: 26 May, 2022

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Bunk Johnson
cornettist, Jazz trumpeter, Bandleader
1879-1949

Listening to

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Blues performed by Jelly Roll Morton

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1902 and 1903
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:39:54 +0100
Approved on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:17:54 +0100