Note: Dr. Bechet tells Lomax that the first blues he heard was "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home," a much earlier blues than "Make Me a Pallet on the Floor," which came out around the same time, Bechet says, Sidney Bechet started playing in a minstrel show band (see T994, track 4, for Albert Glenny's recollections of that band). Lomax runs down a list of Storyville characters, asking Dr. Bechet who he knows. He doesn't remember Aaron Harris or Josie Arlington, but does remember Robert Charles, Lulu White, Louise Blackenstein and Louise Aberdeen. He briefly discusses Big Eye Louis Nelson and Jelly Roll Morton, who he heard more of after his death than when he was alive.
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Archive ID: T994R02
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