Frank Walker in Louisiana

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 178-179:

There was one time I was driving out in the country and stopped at a place, a shed-like affair […] called the Half-Way House. [...] The band that played there had five musicians, and I don't believe that any one of them could read a note of music. Well, I sat there and listened and listened and listened. They didn't seem to know much of anything, but finally I asked them to play a favourite of mine, a waltz called "Let Me Call You Sweetheart." They knew that one all right. They knew it just well enough to tear it apart. A few weeks later I recorded that band playing "Let Me Call You …   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. 178-179. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435059071322 accessed: 30 January, 2023

location of experience: Louisiana

Listeners

Frank Walker
A&R Executive, manager, record producer
1889-1963

Listening to

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Let me call you sweetheart performed by New Orleans Rhythm Kings

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:31:12 +0100
Approved on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:46:37 +0100