Kaiser Marshall in New York City - the 1920's

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 211:

Joe [Smith] liked to roam about. So he left [the Fletcher Henderson band]… to go with a show called CHOCOLATE DANDIES, where he played with the pit band and did his trumpet specialty on the stage, with his plunger. I have never seen anyone get the tone and sweetness out of a trumpet with the plunger the way Joe could. He could play hot, sweet, and also swing.

[… H]e made many records with the the Smiths, which is our late Bessie Smith, Clara Smith, and Mamie Smith. Bessie always wanted Joe and Big Green for her record dates. Joe also made some fine records for Ethel …   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. 211. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435157999841 accessed: 30 November, 2021

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

Kaiser Marshall
Drum kit
1899-1948

Listening to

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jazz trumpet with plunger performed by Joe Smith, Ethel Waters

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1920's
Medium live, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:00:00 +0100
Approved on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:42:08 +0100