Mary Lou Williams in City of Kansas City - the 1930's
from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 287-288:
So I found Kansas City to be a heavenly city-- music everywhere in the Negro section of town, and fifty or more cabarets rocking on Twelfth and Eighteenth Streets.
[...] This was my first visit to Missouri's jazz metropolis, a city that was to have a big influence on my career.
With my sisters, Lucille and Louise, who knew every speak-easy in town, I began to make the rounds from Hell's Kitchen on Fifth Avenue to a club on Eighteenth where I met Sam Price. Sammy was playing an unusual type of blues piano, which I thought could hardly be improved upon. I had the luck to hear … more >>
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. 287-288. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435586226328 accessed: 3 December, 2023
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|Blues singing, male voice||performed by Sam Price, Jack Teagarden|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|