New Orleans Jazz Interviews 1949

In April 1949, as part of his research for a biography of Jelly Roll Morton, Alan Lomax gathered first-hand recollections of early New Orleans jazz and creole music from Albert Glenny, Johnny St. Cyr, Alphonse Picou, Dr. Leonard Bechet (brother of jazz legend Sidney Bechet), and Paul Dominguez, Jr. These elderly ambassadors of jazz were recorded at home, with the sounds of roosters crowing, radios playing, dogs barking, cars passing, and horns blaring in the background.