George Wettling in Chicago - early 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 100:

I think one of the greatest thrills I ever got was hearing Joe [Oliver] play "Dippermouth Blues". He and Louis Armstrong had some breaks they played together [at Lincoln Gardens Cafe, Chicago] that I've never heard played since. I don't know how they new what was coming up next, but they would play those breaks and never miss. Joe would stand there fingering his horn with his right hand and working his mute with his left, and how he would rock the place. Unless you were lucky enough to hear that band [King Oliver and His Creole Jazz Band] in the flesh you can't imagine how they played and …   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. 100. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434647768494 accessed: 7 July, 2022

location of experience: Chicago

Listeners

George Wettling
Drum kit
1907-1968

Listening to

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Dippermouth Blues performed by King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Dodds
High Society
written by Porter Steele, Alphonse Picou, Robert Recker
performed by King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, Johnny Dodds

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, 18 Jun 2015 18:16:09 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:36:33 +0100