Monday, April 29, 2024

the last book I ever read (Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans by Louis Armstrong, excerpt seven)

from Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans by Louis Armstrong:

Cornets were much cheaper then than they are today, but at that they cost sixty-five dollars. You had to be a big shot musician making plenty of money to pay that price for a horn. I remember ho such first rate musicians as Hamp Benson, Kid Ory, Zoo French, George Brashere, Joe Petit and lots of other fellows I played with beamed all over when they got new horns. They acted just as though they had received a brand new Cadillac.

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