:: Title :: Interview with Leonard Bechet about his string band repetoire and the song C'était N'aut' Can-can, Payez Donc
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Bechet, Leonard [vocal]
Lomax, Alan
:: Setting :: At the home of Dr. Leonard Bechet
:: Location :: New Orleans (Orleans Parish), Louisiana (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., Louisiana Creole, New Orleans
:: Session :: Leonard Bechet 4/49
:: Date :: 4/4-4/14, 1949
:: Reference Information :: T1001.0, Track 4 (00:02:26)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Interviews with Dr. Leonard Bechet at his home in New Orleans. A dentist by trade and occasional trombonist, Bechet was the older brother of renowned clarinetist Sidney Bechet. He recalls the Bechet family's opinion of Sidney's involvement with the hot jazz circles, the differences between the Creole and black social scenes, pre-jazz Creole music, and discusses his current profession of dentistry. He led the Silver Bells Brass Band, featuring Sidney, until World War I and was a member of the Young Superior Brass Band in the 1920s. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Dr. Bechet recalls playing songs like "After the Ball" and "C'était n'aut' can-can, payez donc" with string bands at parties as a youngster, before "Sidney even came along." Brief discussion of what "C'était n'aut' can-can, payez donc" means. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: New Orleans Jazz Interviews 1949

 

 

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