Kid Ory Band LaPlace #JazzTuesday

Kid Ory Band LaPlace #JazzTuesday

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Kid Ory Band LaPlace from around 1910. Kid Ory Band Laplace Photo from around 1910 of Edward "Kid" Ory and his band. They're in a field in LaPlace, Louisiana, where Ory grew up. The band members include (l-r) Ed Robinson (drums), Ory, Lewis Matthews (cornet), Emile Bigard (violin). Stonewall Matthews (guitar). The bassist is only identified as "Foster." Ory's band...
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WWL Radio Dawnbusters Dupre and Vidacovich

WWL Radio Dawnbusters Dupre and Vidacovich

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WWL Radio Dawnbusters program ran for twenty years in New Orleans. WWL Radio Dawnbusters The "Dawnbusters" radio program debuted on WWL in 1937. It was that era's version televsion's "Today" show, or "Good Morning America." Since many people commuting to work in the 1930s did so via public transit, Dawnbusters wasn't "drive-time" radio as we know it now. In the...
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New Orleans Oratorio Society 1922

New Orleans Oratorio Society 1922

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The New Orleans Oratorio Society posed for a portrait in 1922. New Orleans Oratorio Society Photographer H. J. Harvey posed the New Orleans Oratorio Society and Symphony Orchestra for a group portrait on 21-January-1922. The concert hall is unidentified. In 1922, the Musical Blue Book of America lists Ernest E. Schuyten as the conductor of the Society: Schuyten, Ernest E.,...
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Bill Russell led the New Orleans Jazz Revival #jazztuesday

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Bill Russell led the New Orleans Jazz Revival of the 1940s. Bill Russel, musician, composer, historian William Russell, shown here standing on Rue Burgundy, was a composer, musician, and jazz historian. He was born in Canton, MO, in 1905. Russell developed a reputation for his percussion composition skills. While his "Fugue for eight percussion instruments" played Carnegie Hall in 1933,...
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Junior Philharmonic Society New Orleans concert program

Junior Philharmonic Society New Orleans concert program

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Junior Philharmonic Society New Orleans concert program 1952 Junior Philharmonic Society New Orleans Program for the annual recital of the Junior Philharmonic Society New Orleans. The recital was held on January 16, 1952. The Society holds an annual recital featuring instrumental, voice, and dance performances. Students audition for the recital. Since 1948 The Society is still around, From their Mission...
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Edward “Kid” Ory Publicity Photo #JazzTuesday

Edward “Kid” Ory Publicity Photo #JazzTuesday

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Edward "Kid" Ory Publicity Photo shows the trombonist at his best. Edward "Kid" Ory Publicity Photo Publicity photo of Edward "Kid" Ory, taken by John E. Reed studios, Hollywood. Ory was born at Woodland Plantation, near LaPlace, Louisiana, on December 25, 1886. The photo, taken in the late 1940s, is inscribed, "to Tom." "Kid" When he was in his teens,...
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