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Albert “Little Abbie” Brunies

There have been two New Orleans jazz musicians named Albert Brunies, and more than enough players with this surname to pack leading half of 1 of this city’s famous streetcars. Some of the romping and stomping Brunies had been either siblings or the musical parents who developed them, this Albert Brunies was a cousin, who had become referred to as “Small Abbie” Brunies to be able to know who was simply who, at least from the bandstand. He was created, like his family members, in New Orleans, but afterwards relocated to NEW YORK. non-etheless, he was mainly known for gigging in the previous territory, and proved helpful in the music group of Sharkey Bonano through the first ’50s. He also gigged and documented with Irving Fazola in the ’40s. The family members hailed through the “Irish Route” community of New Orleans, the foundation of virtually a mob of early jazz players from a number of ethnic backgrounds. Most well-known among music artists bearing the surname of Brunies was trombonist and bandleader George Brunies, who finished up clipping several words off his name to be Georg Brunis, a destiny that might possess befallen “Small Abbie” Brunies if he hadn’t been therefore young and brief. There have been also Merritt Brunies as well as the additional Albert Brunies, both of whom led rings; the guitarist Ada Brunies; cornet participant Richard Brunies; and Rudy Brunies, who performed the “slap” bass design and made ale for a full time income. That’s the entire gang aside from Henry “Henny” Brunies, also called Harry Brunies, another trombone player.

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