Bunk Johnson

Bunk Johnson

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Willie Gary "Bunk" Johnson (ca. 1879 or 1889 - July 7, 1949) was a prominent early New Orleans jazz trumpet player in the early years of the 20th century who enjoyed a revived career in the 1940s. Bunk gave the year of his birth as 1879, although there is speculation that he may have actually been younger by as much as a decade. Bunk received lessons from Adam Olivier and began playing professionally in Olivier's orchestra. Bunk began in Papa Jack Laines band, along with Buddy Bolan. Bunk probably played a few adolescent jobs with Buddy Bolden, but was not a regular member of Bolden's Band for any length of time (contrary to Bunk's claim). Bunk was regarded as one of the top trumpeters in New Orleans in the years 1905-1915, in between repeatedly leaving the city to tour with minstrel shows and circus bands. After he failed to appear for a New Orleans Mardi Gras parade job in 1915, he learned the krewe members intended to do him bodily harm, and so he left town, touring with shows and then settling in New Iberia, Louisiana.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 613499829X
  • 9786134998291